Jimmy Hamilton

Jimmy Hamilton (May 25, 1917 – September 20, 1994) was an American jazz clarinetist, tenor saxophonist, arranger, composer, and music educator, best known for his twenty-five years with Duke Ellington.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 25, 1917 (Dillon), Died September 20, 1994 (Saint Croix)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1942 - 1959

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone, clarinet

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 35 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D6VB-2095 10-in. 7/9/1946 Transblucency (a blue fog that you can almost see through) Duke Ellington Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor D6VB-2131 10-in. 9/3/1946 Royal garden blues Duke Ellington Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 70299 10-in. 2/9/1942 Mound bayou Pete Brown and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 70300 10-in. 2/9/1942 Unlucky woman (Unlucky blues) Pete Brown and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 70301 10-in. 2/9/1942 Gonna buy me a telephone Pete Brown and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 70302 10-in. 2/9/1942 Cannon ball Nora Lee King ; Pete Brown and his Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 102958 7/23/1957 On a slow boat to China The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 103165 8/27/1957 Trees The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 103167 8/27/1957 Ol' man river The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 103168 8/27/1957 Summertime The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105297 7/14/1958 Steppin' into swing society Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105298 7/14/1958 Black butterfly Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105299 7/14/1958 Got my foot in the door Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105300 7/17/1958 Indelible Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105301 7/17/1958 Ruint Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105302 7/17/1958 Frolic Sam Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105303 7/17/1958 Be patient Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105304 7/22/1958 If you were in my place Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105305 7/22/1958 The gal from Joe's Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105306 7/22/1958 Afternoon moon Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105307 7/22/1958 Broadway babe Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105308 7/22/1958 Yearning for love Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 106805 3/16/1959 Cherry pink Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 106806 3/16/1959 Azure Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 106807 3/16/1959 Little white lies Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
(Results 1-25 of 35 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hamilton, Jimmy," accessed August 8, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103204.

Hamilton, Jimmy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 8, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103204.

"Hamilton, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 8 August 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103204

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