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Roy Eldridge

David Roy Eldridge (January 30, 1911 – February 26, 1989), nicknamed "Little Jazz", was an American jazz trumpeter. His sophisticated use of harmony, including the use of tritone substitutions, his virtuosic solos exhibiting a departure from the dominant style of jazz trumpet innovator Louis Armstrong, and his strong impact on Dizzy Gillespie mark him as one of the most influential musicians of the swing era and a precursor of bebop.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1, 1911 (Pittsburgh), Died February 26, 1989 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, vocalist, arranger, composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 87 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-100360 10-in. 4/9/1936 I'm a fool for loving you Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-100361 10-in. 4/9/1936 Moonrise on the lowlands Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-100362 10-in. 4/9/1936 I'll always be in love with you Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-100363 10-in. 4/9/1936 Jangled nerves Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-100561 10-in. 5/23/1936 Mary had a little lamb Roy Eldridge ; Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-100882 10-in. 8/4/1936 Shoe shine boy Roy Eldridge ; Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-100885 10-in. 8/4/1936 Knock, knock, who's there? Ed Cuffee ; Roy Eldridge ; Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor D5VB-1045 10-in. 4/5/1945 September song Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D5VB-1046 10-in. 4/5/1945 Little jazz Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D5VB-1102 10-in. 7/31/1945 Scuttlebutt Gramercy Five ; Artie Shaw Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D5VB-1103 10-in. 8/2/1945 The gentle grifter Gramercy Five ; Artie Shaw Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D5VB-1104 10-in. 8/2/1945 Mysterioso Gramercy Five ; Artie Shaw Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D5VB-1105 10-in. 8/2/1945 Hop, skip and jump Gramercy Five ; Artie Shaw Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia W26572 10-in. 2/29/1940 Ghost of yesterday Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia W26573 10-in. 2/29/1940 Body and soul Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia W26574 10-in. 2/29/1940 What is this going to get us? Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia W26575 10-in. 2/29/1940 Falling in love again Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia W26900 10-in. 6/07/1940 I'm pulling through Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia W26901 10-in. 6/07/1940 Tell me more and more (and then some) Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia W26902 10-in. 6/07/1940 Laughing at life Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia W26903 10-in. 6/07/1940 Time on my hands Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia 28617 10-in. 9/12/1940 I'm all for you Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia 28618 10-in. 9/12/1940 I hear music Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia 28619 10-in. 9/12/1940 The same old story Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia 28620 10-in. 9/12/1940 Practice makes perfect Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 87 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Eldridge, Roy," accessed May 29, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103162.

Eldridge, Roy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 29, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103162.

"Eldridge, Roy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 29 May 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103162

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