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Sidney Bechet

Sidney Joseph Bechet (May 14, 1897 – May 14, 1959) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer. He was one of the first important soloists in jazz, beating trumpeter Louis Armstrong to the recording studio by several months. His erratic temperament hampered his career, and not until the late 1940s did he earn wide acclaim.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 14th, 1897 (New Orleans), Died Garches

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1957

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

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 134 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-053435 10-in. 9/6/1940 Stompy Jones Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance quintet Performer, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Victor BS-057618 10-in. 11/11/1940 Muskrat ramble Barefooted Dixieland Philharmonics ; Sidney Bechet ; Henry Levine Jazz/dance band Performer, soprano saxophone  
Victor BS-058776 10-in. 1/8/1941 Coal black shine Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band Performer, Composer, soprano saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BS-058777 10-in. 1/8/1941 Egyptian fantasy Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band Performer, soprano saxophone, clarinet, Composer  
Victor BS-058778 10-in. 1/8/1941 Baby, won't you please come home Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band Performer, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Victor BS-058779 10-in. 1/8/1941 Slippin' and slidin' Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band Performer, soprano saxophone, clarinet, Composer  
Victor BS-060638 10-in. 2/12/1941 Dance of the bayou Joe Reichman Orchestra Jazz/dance band Composer  
Victor BS-063785 10-in. 4/18/1941 The sheik of Araby Sidney Bechet One-man band Performer, piano  
Victor BS-063786 10-in. 4/18/1941 Blues of Bechet Sidney Bechet One-man band Composer, Performer, piano  
Victor BS-063823 10-in. 4/28/1941 Swing parade Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band Composer, Performer, soprano saxophone  
Victor BS-063824 10-in. 4/28/1941 I know that you know Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band Performer, soprano saxophone  
Victor BS-063825 10-in. 4/28/1941 When it's sleepy time down South Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band Performer, soprano saxophone  
Victor BS-063826 10-in. 4/28/1941 I ain't gonna give nobody none o' this jellyroll Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band Performer, soprano saxophone  
Victor BS-066784 10-in. 10/14/1941 Rip up the joint Sidney Bechet ; Vic Dickenson ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and chorus Performer, soprano saxophone  
Victor BS-066788 10-in. 10/14/1941 Laughin' in rhythm Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band, with laughing and vocal chorus Performer, soprano saxophone  
Victor BS-067791 10-in. 9/13/1941 I'm coming, Virginia Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance sextet Performer, soprano saxophone  
Victor BS-067792 10-in. 9/13/1941 Limehouse blues New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance sextet Performer, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Victor BS-067793 10-in. 9/13/1941 Georgia cabin Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance sextet Performer, Composer, soprano saxophone  
Victor BS-067794 10-in. 9/13/1941 Texas moaner New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance sextet Performer, soprano saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BS-068114 10-in. 10/24/1941 Rose room Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band Performer, soprano saxophone  
Victor BS-068115 10-in. 10/24/1941 Oh! Lady be good! Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band Performer, soprano saxophone  
Columbia 81569 10-in. 2/15/1924 Ghost of the blues Piron's New Orleans Orchestra Jazz/dance band Composer  
Columbia W142588 10-in. 9/3/1926 Who'll chop your suey when I'm gone Buddy Christian ; Willie Jackson Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with banjo Composer  
OKeh 8781 10-in. Nov. 1924 Pleasure mad Charles Creath's Jazz-O-Maniacs Jazz/dance band Composer  
OKeh S-71910 10-in. Sept. 1923 Irresistible blues Eva Taylor Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio Performer, soprano saxophone  
(Results 26-50 of 134 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bechet, Sidney," accessed September 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103288.

Bechet, Sidney. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103288.

"Bechet, Sidney." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 September 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103288

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