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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 101-125 of 157 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E28221 10-in. 9/14/1928 Ready for the river Wabash Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Brunswick E28222 10-in. 9/14/1928 Sweet Sue—just you Wabash Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Brunswick E28225 10-in. 9/14/1928 She’s a great, great girl Wabash Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Brunswick E28226 10-in. 9/14/1928 Because my baby don’t mean ‘“maybe” now! Wabash Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Brunswick E28227 10-in. 9/14/1928 Oh, baby! Wabash Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Brunswick E28326 10-in. 10/2/1928 A pretty girl is like a melody Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
Brunswick E28327 10-in. 10/2/1928 I must have that man! Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
Brunswick E29209 10-in. 2/1/1929 I never knew Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E29210 10-in. 2/1/1929 Who’s sorry now? Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick XE29995 12-in. 6/7/1929 I’ll see you in my dreams Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E21717-E21719 10-in. 3/3/1927 Bugle call rag Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E21720-E21722 10-in. 3/3/1927 Back beats Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E23665-E23667 10-in. 6/20/1927 Cornfed Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, cornet, arranger  
Brunswick E23668-E23670 10-in. 6/20/1927 Five pennies Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band arranger, instrumentalist, cornet, leader, composer  
Brunswick E23752-E23755 10-in. 6/25/1927 Mean dog blues Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, cornet, arranger  
Brunswick E24224-E24226 10-in. 8/15/1927 Riverboat shuffle Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, cornet  
Brunswick E24227-E24229 10-in. 8/15/1927 Eccentric Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, cornet  
Brunswick E26693-E26694 10-in. 2/27/1928 Avalon Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
Brunswick E26695-E26696 10-in. 2/27/1928 The Japanese sandman Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
Brunswick XE26772-XE26774 12-in. 3/2/1928 Poor Butterfly Five Pennies ; Scrappy Lambert ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take XE26774) leader, arranger  
Brunswick XE26775-XE26777 12-in. 3/2/1928 Can’t yo’ heah me callin’ Caroline Five Pennies ; Scrappy Lambert ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take XE26777) leader, arranger  
Edison 11245 10-in. 10/13/1926 Alabama stomp Red and Miff's Stompers Jazz/dance band leader  
Edison 11246 10-in. 10/13/1926 Stampede Red and Miff's Stompers Jazz/dance band leader  
Edison 11291 10-in. 11/10/1926 Hurricane Red and Miff's Stompers Jazz/dance band leader  
Edison 11292 10-in. 11/10/1926 Black Bottom stomp Red and Miff's Stompers Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 101-125 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.

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

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