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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 May 14th, 1959 (Garches)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1957

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

Recordings (Results 101-125 of 139 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 63266 10-in. 2/10/1938 Sweet patootie Noble Sissle's Swingsters instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca 63866 10-in. 5/26/1938 Freight train blues Trixie Smith instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca 63867 10-in. 5/26/1938 Trixie blues Trixie Smith instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca 63868 10-in. 5/26/1938 My Daddy rocks me Trixie Smith instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca 63869 10-in. 5/26/1938 My Daddy rocks me No.2 Trixie Smith instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca 63870 10-in. 5/26/1938 He may be your man Trixie Smith instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca 63871 10-in. 5/26/1938 Jack I'm mellow Trixie Smith instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca 63872 10-in. 5/26/1938 Lady be good Trixie Smith instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca 63873 10-in. 5/26/1938 Uncle Joe Grant and Wilson instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca 63874 5/26/1938 I am a woman Grant and Wilson instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca 63875 10-in. 5/26/1938 Toot it, brother Armstrong-1 Grant and Wilson instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca 63876 5/26/1938 Blue Monday on Sugar Hill Grant and Wilson instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca 63877 10-in. 5/26/1938 My unusual man Trixie Smith instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca 67817 10-in. 5/27/1940 Perdido Street blues Sidney Bechet ; Louis Armstrong Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca 67818 10-in. 5/27/1940 2:19 blues Sidney Bechet ; Louis Armstrong Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca 67819 10-in. 5/27/1940 Down in honky tonk town (some pressings De. 18091 (alb. A-144)) Sidney Bechet ; Louis Armstrong Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca 67820 10-in. 5/27/1940 Coal cart blues Sidney Bechet ; Louis Armstrong Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
Decca 100751 6/26/1956 The cotton ball (Coquin de boubou) Sidney Bechet instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
Decca 101950 5/16/1956 St. Louis blues Sidney Bechet instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
Decca 101952 5/16/1956 Back home Sidney Bechet instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
Decca 101953 5/16/1956 The Memphis blues Sidney Bechet instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
Decca 101954 5/16/1956 Yes, we have no bananas Sidney Bechet instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
Decca 101955 5/16/1956 Dinah Sidney Bechet instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
Decca 101956 5/16/1956 Tin roof blues Sidney Bechet instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
Decca 101957 5/16/1956 Jazz me blues Sidney Bechet instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
(Results 101-125 of 139 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bechet, Sidney," accessed June 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103288.

Bechet, Sidney. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103288.

"Bechet, Sidney." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 June 2021.

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

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