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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 201-225 of 229 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Vocalion E4260-E4262 10-in. 12/20/1926 Boneyard shuffle Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion E4263-E4265 10-in. 12/20/1926 Buddy’s habits Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion E4392-E4394 10-in. 1/12/1927 Alabama stomp Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Vocalion E4395-E4397 10-in. 1/12/1927 Hurricane Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance quintet leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Vocalion E7168-E7169 10-in. 2/25/1928 Nobody’s sweetheart Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, cornet  
Vocalion E7170-E7171 10-in. 2/25/1928 My gal Sal (They called her frivolous Sal) Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, cornet  
Decca 71439 10-in. 10/1/1943 My heart tells me Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71440 10-in. 10/1/1943 My shining hour Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71441 10-in. 10/1/1943 Birmingham special Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71442 10-in. 10/1/1943 An old manuscript Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71813 10-in. 2/27/1944 Suddenly it's Spring Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71814 10-in. 2/27/1944 Sure thing Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 72258 10-in. 6/15/1944 Forget-me-nots in your eyes Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 72259 10-in. 6/15/1944 Don't take your love from me Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 72260 10-in. 6/15/1944 Blue rhapsody Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 72261 10-in. 6/15/1944 All by myself Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 80039 10/7/1949 Muskrat ramble Firehouse Five Plus Two instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 80040 10/7/1949 South Rampart Street parade Firehouse Five Plus Two instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 6034 2/2/1951 Sentimental music Bing Crosby instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 6035 2/2/1951 Silver moon Bing Crosby instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 6262 4/27/1951 Gone fishin' Louis Armstrong ; Bing Crosby instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 6318 6/20/1951 In the cool, cool, cool of the evening-1 Bing Crosby instrumentalist, cornet  
Decca L 6319 6/20/1951 Misto Cristofo Colombo Bing Crosby instrumentalist, cornet  
Decca L 6648 2/14/1952 Ida, sweet as apple cider-3 Bing Crosby instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 6870 9/5/1952 South Rampart Street parade The Andrews Sisters ; Bing Crosby instrumentalist, cornet  
(Results 201-225 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.

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

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