Image Source: Wikipedia

Cootie Williams

Charles Melvin "Cootie" Williams (July 10, 1911 – September 15, 1985) was an American jazz, jump blues, and rhythm and blues trumpeter.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 10th, 1911 (Mobile), Died September 15th, 1985 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, vocalist, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 116 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-49767 10-in. 3/7/1929 The dicty glide Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-49768 10-in. 3/7/1929 Hot feet Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-49769 10-in. 3/7/1929 Sloppy Joe Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-49770 10-in. 3/7/1929 Stevedore stomp Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor CVE-51158 12-in. 4/12/1929 A night at the Cotton Club, part 1 Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington ; Irving Mills Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor CVE-51159 12-in. 4/12/1929 A night at the Cotton Club, part 2 Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington ; Irving Mills Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-51971 10-in. 5/3/1929 Cotton Club stomp Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-51972 10-in. 5/3/1929 Misty mornin' Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-51973 10-in. 5/3/1929 Arabian lover Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-51974 10-in. 5/3/1929 Saratoga swing Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-55845 10-in. 9/16/1929 Mississippi Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-55846 10-in. 9/16/1929 The Duke steps out Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet, composer  
Victor BVE-55847 10-in. 9/16/1929 Haunted nights Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-55848 10-in. 9/16/1929 Swanee shuffles Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-57542 10-in. 11/14/1929 Breakfast dance Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-57543 10-in. 11/14/1929 Jazz lips Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-57544 10-in. 11/14/1929 March of the hoodlums Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59692 10-in. 4/11/1930 Double check stomp Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59693 10-in. 4/11/1930 My gal is good for nothing but love Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59694 10-in. 4/11/1930 I was made to love you Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBVE-61011 10-in. 8/20/1930 Ring dem bells Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist  
Victor PBVE-61012 10-in. 8/20/1930 Old man blues Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBVE-61013 10-in. 8/20/1930 Three little words Duke Ellington Orchestra ; Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62192 10-in. 6/4/1930 Sweet dreams of mine Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62193 10-in. 6/4/1930 Jungle nights in Harlem Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 116 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Cootie," accessed March 6, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103275.

Williams, Cootie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 6, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103275.

"Williams, Cootie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 6 March 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103275

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.