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Red Nichols

Ernest Loring "Red" Nichols (May 8, 1905 – June 28, 1965) was an American jazz cornettist, composer, and jazz bandleader.

Over his long career, Nichols recorded in a wide variety of musical styles, and critic Steve Leggett describes him as "an expert cornet player, a solid improviser, and apparently a workaholic, since he is rumored to have appeared on over 4,000 recordings during the 1920s alone."

Birth and Death Data: Born May 8th, 1905 (Ogden), Died Las Vegas

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, trumpet, cornet, director, arranger, composer, songwriter, lyricist, vocalist

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 157 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-80638 10-in. 6/18/1934 Rockin' in rhythm Red Nichols ; Pennies Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BS-80639 10-in. 6/18/1934 The very thought of you King Harvey ; Red Nichols ; Pennies Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-80640 10-in. 6/18/1934 Silver threads among the gold Red Nichols ; Pennies Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BS-80641 10-in. 6/18/1934 Old White's whiskers Red Nichols ; Pennies ; Songcopators Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble leader  
Victor BS-80642 10-in. 6/18/1934 Runnin' wild Red Nichols ; Pennies ; Songcopators Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble leader  
Victor BS-032955 10-in. 3/12/1939 The hour of parting Red Nichols Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet, director  
Victor BS-032956 10-in. 3/12/1939 Our love Bill Darnell ; Red Nichols Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-032957 10-in. 3/12/1939 You're so desirable Bill Darnell ; Red Nichols Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-032958 10-in. 3/12/1939 The King Kong Red Nichols Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet, director, composer  
Victor BS-032959 10-in. 3/12/1939 I never knew heaven could speak Bill Darnell ; Red Nichols Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet, director  
Victor BS-032960 10-in. 3/12/1939 Tears from my inkwell Bill Darnell ; Red Nichols Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet, director  
Victor BS-037666 10-in. 6/21/1939 Poor Loulie Jean Bill Darnell ; Red Nichols Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-037684 10-in. 6/26/1939 It's 'way past my dreaming time Bill Darnell ; Red Nichols Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet, director  
Victor BS-041719 10-in. 10/6/1939 Let me dream Bill Darnell ; Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, cornet  
Columbia W141527 10-in. 1/20/1926 Nervous Charlie stomp Dixie Stompers Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W143260 10-in. 1/4/1927 Washboard blues Arkansaw Travellers Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W143261 10-in. 1/4/1927 That's no bargain Arkansaw Travellers Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia W143262 10-in. 1/4/1927 Boneyard shuffle Arkansaw Travellers Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W143533 10-in. 2/25/1927 Farewell blues Charleston Chasers ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W143534 10-in. 2/25/1927 Davenport blues Charleston Chasers ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W143537 10-in. 2/25/1927 Wabash blues Charleston Chasers ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W143543 10-in. 2/26/1927 Alabama stomp Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with cornet and piano instrumentalist, cornet  
Columbia W144168 10-in. 5/18/1927 My gal Sal Charleston Chasers ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W144169 10-in. 5/18/1927 Delirium Charleston Chasers ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W144625 10-in. 9/6/1927 Five pennies Charleston Chasers ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
(Results 26-50 of 157 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nichols, Red," accessed August 4, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104163.

Nichols, Red. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104163.

"Nichols, Red." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 4 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104163

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