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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 76-100 of 157 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W81415 10-in. 9/1/1927 The new twister Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
OKeh W81575 10-in. 10/26/1927 Sugar Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
Brunswick E24230-E24232 10-in. 8/15/1927 Ida! Sweet as apple cider Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, cornet, leader  
Brunswick E24233-E24235 10-in. 8/15/1927 Feelin’ no pain Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, cornet, leader  
Brunswick C1860 10-in. 4/3/1928 Sugar Bessie Brown Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick C2105 10-in. 7/21/1928 Skinner’s sock Louisiana Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C2106 10-in. 7/21/1928 When you're smiling Louisiana Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick C2107 10-in. 7/21/1928 Dusky stevedore Louisiana Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick C2108 10-in. 7/21/1928 Hallucinations Louisiana Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick 473 10-in. Jan. 1928 Sugar Fred Elizalde Hot Music Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 1001-a] 10-in. Mar. 1927 Hurricane Fred Elizalde Varsity Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E27605 10-in. 5/29/1928 Panama Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E27606 10-in. 5/29/1928 There’ll come a time Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick XE27621 12-in. 5/31/1928 Dear old Southland Five Pennies ; Scrappy Lambert ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick XE27622 12-in. 5/31/1928 Limehouse blues Five Pennies ; Scrappy Lambert ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E27623 10-in. 5/31/1928 Whispering Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E27624 10-in. 5/31/1928 I can’t give you anything but love Louisiana Rhythm Kings ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E27625 10-in. 6/1/1928 Margie Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E27626 10-in. 6/1/1928 Imagination Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E27627 10-in. 6/1/1928 Original Dixieland one-step Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E28194 10-in. 9/11/1928 Get out and get under the moon Wabash Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Brunswick E28195 10-in. 9/11/1928 That’s my weakness now Wabash Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet arranger  
Brunswick E28199 10-in. 9/11/1928 My Ohio home Wabash Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Brunswick E28200 10-in. 9/11/1928 My pet Wabash Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Brunswick E28220 10-in. 9/14/1928 Chloe Wabash Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
(Results 76-100 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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