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Roy Eldridge

David Roy Eldridge (January 30, 1911 – February 26, 1989), nicknamed "Little Jazz", was an American jazz trumpet player. 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 30th, 1911 (Pittsburgh), Died February 26th, 1989 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, vocalist, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 50 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  
Gramophone 0LA1885 10-in. 7/7/1937 Between the devil and the deep blue sea Dicky Wells Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Decca 60270 10-in. 12/20/1935 Swingin' on the Famous Door Delta Four instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60271 10-in. 12/20/1935 Farewell blues Delta Four instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71794 2/23/1944 In there Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71795 10-in. 2/23/1944 Saltin' away my sweet dreams Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71796 10-in. 2/23/1944 Baby won't you please come home Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71797 2/23/1944 The great lie Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71798 10-in. 2/24/1944 My heart isn't in it Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71799 10-in. 2/24/1944 Drop me off in Harlem Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71800 10-in. 2/24/1944 Gulf Coast blues Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71801 10-in. 2/24/1944 Flat top flip hiss lid Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 72297 10-in. 6/26/1944 I can't get started Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 72298 10-in. 6/26/1944 After you've gone Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 72299 10-in. 6/26/1944 Body and soul Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 72430 10-in. 10/13/1944 Fish market Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 72431 10-in. 10/13/1944 Twilight time Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 72432 10/13/1944 St. Louis blues Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist  
Decca 72756 10-in. 3/5/1945 Little Jazz boogie Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 50 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Eldridge, Roy," accessed October 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103162.

Eldridge, Roy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103162.

"Eldridge, Roy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 October 2021.

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

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