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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Europe, James Reese," accessed July 31, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103626.
Europe, James Reese. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 31, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103626.
"Europe, James Reese." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 31 July 2021.
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