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James Reese Europe

James Reese Europe (February 22, 1880 – May 9, 1919), sometimes known as Jim Europe, was an American ragtime and early jazz bandleader, arranger, and composer. He was the leading figure on the Black American music scene of New York City in the 1910s. Eubie Blake called him the "Martin Luther King of music".

Birth and Death Data: Born February 22nd, 1880 (Mobile), Died May 9th, 1919 (Boston)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, conductor, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-12324 10-in. 9/3/1912 I've got the finest man Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-14246 12-in. 12/29/1913 Too much mustard Europe's Society Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-14247 12-in. 12/29/1913 Down home rag Europe's Society Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-14248 12-in. 12/29/1913 Amapa Europe's Society Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-14249 12-in. 12/29/1913 El irresistible Europe's Society Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Victor B-14249 10-in. 12/29/1913 El irresistible Europe's Society Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Victor B-14432 10-in. 2/10/1914 You're here and I'm here Europe's Society Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-14433 12-in. 2/10/1914 The Castles in Europe Europe's Society Orchestra Orchestra composer, conductor  
Victor B-14434 10-in. 2/10/1914 Castle walk Europe's Society Orchestra Orchestra composer, conductor  
Victor C-14435 12-in. 2/10/1914 Castle's lame duck Europe's Society Orchestra Orchestra composer, conductor  
Victor C-15221 12-in. 9/25/1914 Ballin' the jack Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor C-15230 12-in. 10/1/1914 Flora waltz Europe's Society Orchestra Orchestra composer, conductor  
Victor C-15231 12-in. 10/1/1914 Fox trot Europe's Society Orchestra Orchestra composer, conductor  
Victor C-15501 12-in. 12/14/1914 Fiora waltz Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-15501 10-in. 1/19/1915 Fiora waltz Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor C-16055 12-in. 5/27/1915 Gems from Nobody home Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-32101 10-in. 3/17/1925 Mysterious blues Lloyd Finlay ; Lloyd Finlay Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-041363 10-in. 9/28/1939 Ballin' the jack Jelly Roll Morton ; New Orleans Jazzmen Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Trial 1920-04-09-03] Not documented 4/9/1920 Good night Angeline Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 3943 10-in. ca. 1908 I ain't had no lovin' in a long time Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 38134 10-in. 7/11/1912 I've got the finest man Maurice Burkhart Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78874 10-in. 12/20/1919 Good-night, Angeline Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 36930 12-in. ca. 1914 The Castle walk Prince's Band Band composer  
Columbia 36935 12-in. ca. 1914 Castle's half and half Prince's Band Band composer  
Columbia 37006 12-in. 7/10/1914 Congratulations Prince's Band Band composer  
(Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Europe, James Reese," accessed December 4, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103626.

Europe, James Reese. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103626.

"Europe, James Reese." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 4 December 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103626

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