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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 51-75 of 134 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh S-71911 10-in. Sept. 1923 Jazzin' babies blues Clarence Williams’ Trio ; Eva Taylor Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio Performer, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-71928 10-in. Oct. 1923 Tain't nobody's business if I do Clarence Williams’ Blue Five Jazz/dance band Performer, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-71929 10-in. Oct. 1923 New Orleans hop scop blues Clarence Williams’ Blue Five Jazz/dance band Performer, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-71930 10-in. Oct. 1923 Oh daddy! blues Clarence Williams’ Blue Five Jazz/dance band Performer, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-71945 10-in. Oct. 1923 Down on the levee blues Rosetta Crawford Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio Performer, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-71946 10-in. Oct. 1923 Lonesome woman blues Rosetta Crawford Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio Performer, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-71961 10-in. 10/11/1923 Graveyard dream blues Clarence Williams' Harmonizing Four ; Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet Performer, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-71962 10-in. 10/11/1923 A green gal can't catch on Clarence Williams' Harmonizing Four ; Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet Performer, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-71972 10-in. 10/19/1923 If I let you get away with it once, you'll do it all of the time Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Margaret Johnson Female vocal solo, with instrumental quintet Performer, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-71973 10-in. 10/19/1923 E flat blues Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Margaret Johnson Female vocal solo, with instrumental quintet Performer, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-72028 10-in. Nov. 1923 Old fashioned love Lawrence Lomax ; Eva Taylor Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental quartet Performer, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-72029 10-in. Nov. 1923 Open your heart Lawrence Lomax ; Eva Taylor Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental quartet Performer, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-72532 10-in. May 1924 Ghost of the blues Clarence Williams’ Harmonizers ; Eva Taylor Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet Composer  
OKeh S-72915 10-in. 10/17/1924 Early in the morning Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Virginia Liston Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet Performer, clarinet  
OKeh S-72916 10-in. 10/17/1924 You've got the right key, but the wrong keyhole Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Virginia Liston Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet Performer, clarinet  
OKeh S-73007 10-in. 11/28/1924 Baby, I can't use you no more Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Sippie Wallace Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet Performer, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-73008 10-in. 11/28/1924 Trouble everywhere I roam Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Sippie Wallace Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet Performer, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-73014 10-in. 12/2/1924 I'm so glad I'm brownskin Clarence Williams’ Trio ; Sippie Wallace Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio Performer, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-73015 10-in. 12/2/1924 Off and on blues Clarence Williams’ Trio ; Sippie Wallace Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio Performer, clarinet  
OKeh S-73026 10-in. 12/17/1924 Mandy, make up your mind Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Eva Taylor Jazz/dance quintet, with female vocal solo Performer, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-73027 10-in. 12/17/1924 I'm a little blackbird looking for a bluebird Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Eva Taylor Jazz/dance quartet, with female vocal solo Performer, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-73081 10-in. 1/8/1925 Who'll chop your suey (When I'm gone) Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Margaret Johnson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet Composer, Performer, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-73082 10-in. 1/8/1925 Done made a fool out of me Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Margaret Johnson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet Performer, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-73083 10-in. 1/8/1925 Cake walking babies from home Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Eva Taylor Jazz/dance quintet, with female vocal solo Performer, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-73084 10-in. 1/8/1925 Pickin' on your baby Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Eva Taylor Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet Performer, soprano saxophone  
(Results 51-75 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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