Barney Bigard

Albany Leon "Barney" Bigard (March 3, 1906 – June 27, 1980) was an American jazz clarinetist known for his 15-year tenure with Duke Ellington. He also played tenor saxophone.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 3, 1906 (New Orleans), Died June 27, 1980 (Culver City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, tenor saxophone, composer, soprano saxophone, vocalist, leader, songwriter

Notes: Also known as Albany Bigard.

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Recordings (Results 176-200 of 349 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E32612 10-in. 4/22/1930 Double check stomp Jungle Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E34928 10-in. 10/17/1930 Mood indigo Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E2620-E2621 10-in. 3/10/1926 29th and Dearborn Russell's Hot Six Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Brunswick E2622-E2623 10-in. 3/10/1926 Sweet Mumtaz Russell's Hot Six Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Brunswick C225-C227 10-in. 4/23/1926 Jackass blues Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone  
Brunswick C803-C805 10-in. 4/22/1927 Showboat shuffle Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band composer  
Decca C 533 (E 3556) 10-in. 7/23/1926 Tack Annie Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone  
Decca C 657 (E 3843/E 20252) 10-in. 9/17/1926 Someday sweetheart Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone  
Decca C 659 (E 3845/E 20254) 10-in. 9/17/1926 Dead man blues Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone  
Decca 39390 10-in. 3/4/1935 Stay out of love Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 39391 10-in. 3/4/1935 I' ll never change Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 39392 10-in. 3/4/1935 Where were you on the night of June the third? Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 39393 10-in. 3/4/1935 (Looks like I'm) Breakin' the ice Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 65607 10-in. 5/19/1939 Don't pan me (Please don't talk about me when I'm gone) Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 65608 10-in. 5/19/1939 Callin' Corrine Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 65609 10-in. 5/19/1939 You can't put that monkey on my back Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 65610 10-in. 5/19/1939 Fan it boogie woogie Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 65811 10-in. 6/14/1939 Plain Lenox Avenue Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 65812 10-in. 6/14/1939 Men are like street cars Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 65813 10-in. 6/14/1939 He's mine all mine Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 65814 10-in. 6/14/1939 Headin' for the river Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 76194 4/27/1950 My bucket's got a hole in it Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 76337 4/26/1950 Panama, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 76338 4/26/1950 Panama, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 76339 4/26/1950 New Orleans function Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 176-200 of 349 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bigard, Barney," accessed February 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103206.

Bigard, Barney. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103206.

"Bigard, Barney." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 February 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103206

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