Jimmy Blythe

James Louis Blythe (May 20, 1901 – June 14, 1931) was an American jazz and boogie-woogie pianist and composer. Blythe is known to have recorded as many as 300 piano rolls, and his song "Chicago Stomp" is considered one of the earliest examples of boogie-woogie music to be recorded.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 20th, 1901 (Louisville), Died June 14th, 1931 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer, leader, vocalist, songwriter, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-96259 10-in. 11/1/1935 Brown skin mama Washboard Rhythm Kings [1935 Bluebird ensemble] Washboard band, with kazoo composer  
Victor BS-053251 10-in. 8/1/1940 Brown skin mama Floyd Campbell ; Gang Busters Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W151740 10-in. 8/19/1931 Can't be bothered with no sheik Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano lyricist  
OKeh W82000 10-in. 12/2/1927 Ballin' the jack Chicago Footwarmers Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W82001 10-in. 12/2/1927 Grandma's ball Chicago Footwarmers Jazz/dance quartet composer, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W82076 10-in. 12/15/1927 My baby Chicago Footwarmers Jazz/dance quartet composer, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W82077 10-in. 12/15/1927 Oriental man Chicago Footwarmers Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano, composer  
OKeh W400977 10-in. 7/2/1928 Get 'em again blues Chicago Footwarmers ; Johnny Dodds Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400978 10-in. 7/2/1928 Brush stomp Chicago Footwarmers Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400979 10-in. 7/2/1928 My girl Chicago Footwarmers ; Johnny Dodds Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400986 10-in. 7/3/1928 Sweep 'em clean Chicago Footwarmers Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400987 10-in. 7/3/1928 Lady love Chicago Footwarmers Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400988 10-in. 7/3/1928 Brown Bottom Bess Chicago Footwarmers Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403338 10-in. 11/16/1929 Gin mill blues The Hokum Boys Male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
OKeh W403339 10-in. 11/16/1929 Walkin' the blues away The Hokum Boys Male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
OKeh W403340 10-in. 11/16/1929 The folks downstairs The Hokum Boys Male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
OKeh W403341 10-in. 11/16/1929 That's my business The Hokum Boys Male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, songwriter  
OKeh W403342 10-in. 11/16/1929 Ain't goin' to beg you for that stuff The Hokum Boys Male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, songwriter  
OKeh W403343 10-in. 11/16/1929 I'm going to get something from you The Hokum Boys Male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Brunswick C1828 10-in. 3/31/1928 My baby Jimmy Blythe ; Washboard Wizards Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal trio leader, songwriter  
Brunswick C1829 10-in. 3/31/1928 Oriental man Jimmy Blythe ; Washboard Wizards Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal trio leader, composer  
Brunswick C1830 10-in. 3/30/1928 Alley rat Jimmy Blythe Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Brunswick C1831 10-in. 3/30/1928 Sweet papa Jimmy Blythe Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Brunswick C2254 10-in. 8/21/1928 Bull fiddle rag Midnight Rounders Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C2255 10-in. 8/21/1928 Barrel house baker Midnight Rounders Jazz/dance band songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Blythe, Jimmy," accessed August 7, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103209.

Blythe, Jimmy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 7, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103209.

"Blythe, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 7 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103209

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