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Ray Brown

Raymond Matthews Brown (October 13, 1926 – July 2, 2002) was an American jazz double bassist known for extensive work with Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 13th, 1926 (Pittsburgh), Died July 2nd, 2002 (Indianapolis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1945 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 74322 12/20/1947 My baby likes to bebop Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 74323 12/20/1947 No sense Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 74324 12/20/1947 How high the moon Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 75801 2/2/1950 Baby, won't you say you love me? Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 75802 2/2/1950 Don'cha go 'way mad Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 75936 3/6/1950 Solid as a rock Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 75937 3/6/1950 I've got the world on a string Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 75938 3/6/1950 Sugarfoot rag Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 75939 3/6/1950 Peas and rice Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 76732 8/15/1950 I'll never be free Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 76750 8/25/1950 Dream a little dream on me Louis Armstrong ; Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 76751 8/25/1950 Can anyone explain Louis Armstrong ; Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 76899 9/26/1950 Santa Claus got stuck in my chimney Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 76900 9/26/1950 Molasses, molasses Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 82075 1/4/1952 Air mail special Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 82076 1/4/1952 Rough ridin' Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Signature SRC 100 10-in. 1945 Stompin' at the Savoy Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, string bass  
Signature SRC 101 10-in. 1945 Why shouldn't I Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, string bass  
Signature SRC 102 10-in. 1945 Swingin' for Popsie Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, string bass  
Signature SRC 103 10-in. 1945 [Unknown title] Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca L 6526 11/23/1951 Necessary evil Louis Armstrong ; Louis Armstrong ; Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca L 6527 11/23/1951 Oops! Louis Armstrong ; Louis Armstrong ; Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca L 6528 11/23/1951 Would you like to take a walk Louis Armstrong ; Louis Armstrong ; Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca L 6529 11/23/1951 Who walks in (when I walk out) Louis Armstrong ; Louis Armstrong ; Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brown, Ray," accessed July 31, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103164.

Brown, Ray. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 31, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103164.

"Brown, Ray." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 31 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103164

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