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 26-45 of 45 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Brunswick||C2421||10-in.||10/9/1928||Shake your shimmy||Midnight Rounders||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||C2422||10-in.||10/9/1928||Bull fiddle rag||Midnight Rounders||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||C3365||10-in.||4/25/1929||I won’t give you none||Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||C205-C206||10-in.||4/22/1926||Breakin’ the blues||Georgia Taylor||Female vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Brunswick||C207-C208||10-in.||4/22/1926||Somebody’s chewing you too||Georgia Taylor||Female vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Brunswick||C353-C354||10-in.||5/29/1926||Little bits||Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Brunswick||C355-C356||10-in.||5/29/1926||Struggling||Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Brunswick||C644-C645||10-in.||9/16/1926||Idle hour special||Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards||Instrumental quartet||composer|
|Brunswick||C646-C647||10-in.||9/16/1926||47th Street stomp||Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards||Instrumental quartet||composer|
|Brunswick||C783-C784||10-in.||4/21/1927||Easy come easy go blues||Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards||Instrumental quartet||instrumentalist, piano|
|Brunswick||C785-C786||10-in.||4/21/1927||The blues stampede||Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards||Instrumental quartet||instrumentalist, piano|
|Brunswick||C787-C788||10-in.||4/21/1927||I’m goin’ huntin’||Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards||Instrumental quartet||instrumentalist, piano|
|Brunswick||C789-C790||10-in.||4/21/1927||If you want to be my sugar papa (You gotta be sweet to me)||Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards||Instrumental quartet||instrumentalist, piano|
|Brunswick||C1186-C1187||10-in.||10/5/1927||Weary way blues||Jimmy Blythe’s Owls||Jazz/dance band||leader, composer|
|Brunswick||C1188-C1189||10-in.||10/5/1927||Poutin’ papa||Jimmy Blythe’s Owls||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Brunswick||C1190-C1191||10-in.||10/5/1927||Hot stuff||Jimmy Blythe’s Owls||Jazz/dance band||leader, composer|
|Brunswick||C1192-C1193||10-in.||10/5/1927||Have mercy!||Jimmy Blythe’s Owls||Jazz/dance band||leader, songwriter|
|Decca||14073||10-in.||7/28/1928||Yearning and blue||State Street Ramblers||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||17630||10-in.||3/20/1931||Richmond stomp||The Chicago Stompers ; State Street Ramblers||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||20240||10-in.||December 1927||Oriental man||Dixieland Thumpers||instrumentalist, piano|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Blythe, Jimmy," accessed June 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103209.
Blythe, Jimmy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103209.
"Blythe, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 June 2021.
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