Jimmy Yancey

James Edwards Yancey (February 20, 1894 or 1895 or 1901 – September 17, 1951) was an American boogie-woogie pianist, composer, and lyricist. One reviewer described him as "one of the pioneers of this raucous, rapid-fire, eight-to-the-bar piano style".

Birth and Death Data: Born February 20th, 1894 (Chicago), Died September 17th, 1951 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer, vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-044006 10-in. 10/25/1939 Yancey stomp Jimmy Yancey Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-044007 10-in. 10/25/1939 State Street special Jimmy Yancey Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-044008 10-in. 10/25/1939 Tell 'em about me Jimmy Yancey Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-044009 10-in. 10/25/1939 Five o'clock blues Jimmy Yancey Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-044010 10-in. 10/25/1939 Slow and easy blues Jimmy Yancey ; Jimmy Yancey Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-044011 10-in. 10/25/1939 The mellow blues Jimmy Yancey Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-053436 10-in. 9/6/1940 Crying in my sleep Jimmy Yancey Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-053437 10-in. 9/6/1940 Death letter blues Jimmy Yancey Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-053438 10-in. 9/6/1940 Yancey's bugle call Jimmy Yancey Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-053439 10-in. 9/6/1940 35th and Dearborn Jimmy Yancey Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Yancey, Jimmy," accessed October 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103684.

Yancey, Jimmy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103684.

"Yancey, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103684

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