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Ray Nance

Ray Willis Nance (December 10, 1913, in Chicago – January 28, 1976, in New York City) was a jazz trumpeter, violinist and singer. He is best remembered for his long association with Duke Ellington and his orchestra.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 10th, 1913 (Chicago), Died January 28th, 1976 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, violin, vocalist

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 56 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-061349 10-in. 7/3/1941 Going out the back way Johnny Hodges Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-061684 10-in. 9/26/1941 Five o'clock drag Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-061685 10-in. 9/26/1941 Rocks in my bed Ivie Anderson ; Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-061686 10-in. 9/26/1941 Bli-blip Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-061687 10-in. 9/26/1941 Chelsea Bridge Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-061688 10-in. 9/29/1941 Brown suede Barney Bigard Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-061689 10-in. 9/29/1941 Noir bleu Barney Bigard Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-061690 10-in. 9/29/1941 "C" blues Barney Bigard Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-061691 10-in. 9/29/1941 June Barney Bigard Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-061941 10-in. 12/2/1941 Raincheck Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-061942 10-in. 12/2/1941 What good would it do? Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-061943 10-in. 12/2/1941 I dont know what kind of blues I got Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra ; Herb Jeffries Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-070682 10-in. 1/21/1942 Perdido Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-070683 10-in. 1/21/1942 The "C" jam blues Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, violin, trumpet  
Victor BS-070684 10-in. 1/21/1942 Moon mist Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 71939 4/5/1944 As long as I live Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71940 10-in. 4/5/1944 Perdido (Lost)-1 Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71941 10-in. 4/5/1944 I didn't know about you Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71941[a] 4/5/1944 Blue lullaby Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Signature SRC 145 10-in. September 1945 Chelsea bridge Johnny Bothwell Swingtet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Signature SRC 146 10-in. September 1945 [Unknown title(s)] Johnny Bothwell Swingtet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Signature SRC 147 10-in. September 1945 [Unknown title(s)] Johnny Bothwell Swingtet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Signature SRC 148 10-in. September 1945 I cover the waterfront Johnny Bothwell Swingtet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Signature SRC 151 10-in. September 1945 [Unknown title(s)] Johnny Bothwell Swingtet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Signature SRC 152 10-in. September 1945 Dear Max Johnny Bothwell Swingtet instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 26-50 of 56 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nance, Ray," accessed November 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103189.

Nance, Ray. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103189.

"Nance, Ray." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 November 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103189

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