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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 176-200 of 229 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
Brunswick E30502-E30503 10-in. 8/20/1929 I may be wrong (But, I think you’re wonderful) Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E30504-E30505 10-in. 8/20/1929 The New Yorkers Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E30531-E30532 10-in. 9/6/1929 Wait for the happy ending Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E30533-E30534 10-in. 9/6/1929 Can’t we be friends? Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E30538-E30539 10-in. 9/9/1929 Nobody knows (And nobody seems to care) Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E30540-E30541 10-in. 9/9/1929 Smiles Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E30542-E30543 10-in. 9/9/1929 Say it with music Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E30712-E30713 10-in. 8/27/1929 They didn‘t believe me Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E31266-E31267 10-in. 10/22/1929 Get happy The Captivators Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E31268-E31269 10-in. 10/22/1929 Somebody to love me The Captivators Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E31882-E31883 10-in. 1/17/1930 Strike up the band! Red Nichols Strike Up the Band Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E31884-E31885 10-in. 1/17/1930 Strike up the band Red Nichols Strike Up the Band Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader  
Brunswick E31884-E31885 10-in. 1/17/1930 Soon Red Nichols Strike Up the Band Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) leader  
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  
Edison 18028 10-in. 11/11/1927 Five pennies Phil Napoleon Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison S-19 10-in. 1928 Five pennies - Test recording Phil Napoleon Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Vocalion E4178-E4179 10-in. 12/8/1926 Washboard blues Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, cornet  
(Results 176-200 of 229 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nichols, Red," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104163.

Nichols, Red. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104163.

"Nichols, Red." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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