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Milt Hinton

Milton John Hinton (June 23, 1910 – December 19, 2000) was an American double bassist and photographer.

Regarded as the Dean of American jazz bass players, his nicknames included "Sporty" from his years in Chicago, "Fump" from his time on the road with Cab Calloway, and "The Judge" from the 1950s and beyond. Hinton's recording career lasted over 60 years, mostly in jazz but also with a variety of other genres as a prolific session musician.

He was also a photographer of note, praised for documenting American jazz during the 20th Century.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 23rd, 1910 (Vicksburg), Died December 19th, 2000 (Queens)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1964

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass, tuba

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 249 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-62931 10-in. 11/4/1930 Doin' the jug-jug Tiny Parham and his Musicians Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BS-75495 10-in. 5/3/1933 Old Man Harlem Eddie South International Orchestra ; Wilton Hinton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-75496 10-in. 5/3/1933 No more blues Eddie South International Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-75497 10-in. 5/3/1933 Nagasaki Everett Barksdale ; Eddie South International Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-75862 10-in. 6/12/1933 My! Oh, my! Eddie South International Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-75863 10-in. 6/12/1933 Mamma mockingbird Eddie South International Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-75864 10-in. 6/12/1933 Gotta go! Everett Barksdale ; Eddie South International Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-035394 10-in. 4/3/1939 It don't mean a thing (If it ain't got that swing) Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-035703 10-in. 4/5/1939 Sweethearts on parade (A rolling rhythm) Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-035704 10-in. 4/5/1939 Shufflin' at the Hollywood Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-035705 10-in. 4/5/1939 Denison swing Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-035706 10-in. 4/5/1939 Wizzin' the wizz Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-037614 10-in. 6/9/1939 If it's good (Then I want it) Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-037615 10-in. 6/9/1939 Stand by! For further announcements (And more good news) Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-037616 10-in. 6/9/1939 Ain't cha comin' home Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-037617 10-in. 6/9/1939 Big wig in the wigwam Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-041408 10-in. 9/11/1939 Hot mallets Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-041552 10-in. 8/15/1939 Bread and gravy Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-041553 10-in. 8/15/1939 Down in my soul Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-041554 10-in. 8/15/1939 Georgia on my mind Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-041555 10-in. 8/15/1939 Stop myself from worrying over you Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-041556 10-in. 8/15/1939 Old man Harlem Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-041557 10-in. 8/15/1939 Push out (Te-huey, te-huey, te-huey) Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 82179 1/22/1952 Easy street Hal Singer Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 82180 1/22/1952 A weaver of dreams Hal Singer Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
(Results 1-25 of 249 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hinton, Milt," accessed July 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102205.

Hinton, Milt. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102205.

"Hinton, Milt." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102205

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