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Bud Freeman

For other people with a similar name see Lawrence Friedman (disambiguation)

Lawrence "Bud" Freeman (April 13, 1906 – March 15, 1991) was an American jazz musician, bandleader, and composer, known mainly for playing the tenor saxophone, but also able at the clarinet. He had a smooth and full tenor sax style with a heavy robust swing. He was one of the most influential and important jazz tenor saxophonists of the big band era. His major recordings were "The Eel", "Tillie's Downtown Now", "Crazeology", "The Buzzard", and "After Awhile", composed with Benny Goodman.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 13th, 1906 (Chicago), Died Chicago

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1962

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone, saxophone, leader, clarinet, director, composer, songwriter, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 189 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-59800 10-in. 5/21/1930 Rockin' chair Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-62301 10-in. 5/21/1930 Barnacle Bill, the sailor Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra ; Carson Robison Jazz/dance band, with 2 male vocal solos and male vocal chorus instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-63653 10-in. 9/15/1930 Georgia (on my mind) Hoagy Carmichael ; Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-63655 10-in. 9/15/1930 Bessie couldn't help it Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-89794 10-in. 5/13/1935 Nothin' but the blues Gene Gifford Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-89795 10-in. 5/13/1935 New Orleans twist Gene Gifford Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-89796 10-in. 5/13/1935 Squareface Gene Gifford Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with talk instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-89797 10-in. 5/13/1935 Dizzy glide Gene Gifford Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-99447 10-in. 3/10/1936 I'se a muggin' Teagarden Boys ; Trumbauer Swing Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-99448 10-in. 3/10/1936 I'se a muggin' Teagarden Boys ; Trumbauer Swing Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-101453 10-in. 4/15/1936 At the Codfish Ball Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-02165 10-in. 10/18/1936 Head over heels in love Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-02169 10-in. 10/18/1936 May I have the next romance with you? Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-03083 10-in. 11/24/1936 Tea on the terrace Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-03084 10-in. 11/24/1936 I'm in a dancing mood Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-03085 10-in. 11/24/1936 Keepin' out of mischief now Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-03086 10-in. 11/24/1936 Jamboree Three Esquires ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-03246 10-in. 11/18/1936 Where are you? Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-03247 10-in. 11/18/1936 That foolish feeling Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-03248 10-in. 11/18/1936 There's frost on the moon Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-03898 10-in. 1/7/1937 The "goona goo" Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-03899 10-in. 1/7/1937 If my heart could only talk Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-03989 10-in. 1/19/1937 Who'll buy my violets Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-03990 10-in. 1/19/1937 On a little bamboo bridge Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-03991 10-in. 1/19/1937 How could you? Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 189 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Freeman, Bud," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101975.

Freeman, Bud. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101975.

"Freeman, Bud." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101975

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