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Dicky Wells

William Wells (June 10, 1907 – November 12, 1985), known as Dicky Wells (sometimes Dickie Wells), was an American jazz trombonist.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 10th, 1907 (Tennessee), Died November 12th, 1985 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone, leader, composer, arranger

Notes: Same as William "Dicky" Wells.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-37529 10-in. 1/10/1927 Harlem shuffle Lloyd Scott Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-37530 10-in. 1/10/1927 Symphonic scronch Lloyd Scott Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-37531 10-in. 1/10/1927 Happy hour Lloyd Scott Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-57709 10-in. 11/19/1929 Lawd, lawd Cecil Scott and his Bright Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-57710 10-in. 11/19/1929 In a corner Cecil Scott and his Bright Boys Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-57711 10-in. 11/19/1929 Bright boy blues Cecil Scott and his Bright Boys Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-57712 10-in. 11/19/1929 Springfield stomp Cecil Scott and his Bright Boys Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BRC-70195 10-in. 8/28/1931 You rascal you Henry Allen ; Luis Russell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BRC-70196 10-in. 8/28/1931 Goin' to town Chick Bullock ; Luis Russell Orchestra ; Harold Mooney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BRC-70197 10-in. 8/28/1931 Say the word Chick Bullock ; Luis Russell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BRC-70198 10-in. 8/28/1931 Freakish blues Luis Russell Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-06462 10-in. 3/26/1937 The love bug will bite you (if you don't watch out) Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-06463 10-in. 3/26/1937 Would you like to buy a dream? Beatrice Douglas ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-06464 10-in. 3/26/1937 Big Boy Blue Bill Dillard ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-06465 10-in. 3/26/1937 Where is the sun? Beatrice Douglas ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-06466 10-in. 3/26/1937 The Harlem twister Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-06467 10-in. 3/26/1937 My Marie Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-07925 10-in. 4/23/1937 I know now Bill Dillard ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-07926 10-in. 4/23/1937 The lady who couldn't be kissed Bill Dillard ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-07927 10-in. 4/23/1937 (Have you forgotten) The you and me that used to be Bill Dillard ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-07928 10-in. 4/23/1937 A study in brown Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-07929 10-in. 4/23/1937 Twilight in Turkey Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-07930 10-in. 4/23/1937 China boy Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Columbia W152426 10-in. 6/27/1933 Baby are you satisfied Fletch Jahon ; Shim Shammers ; Dicky Wells Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and whistling leader  
Columbia W152427 10-in. 6/27/1933 Smoke rings Shim Shammers ; Dicky Wells Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152428 10-in. 6/27/1933 Angeline Shim Shammers ; Dicky Wells Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152429 10-in. 6/27/1933 The old man of the mountain Shim Shammers ; Dicky Wells Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Columbia W265135 10-in. 9/22/1933 Queer notions-1 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Columbia W265136 10-in. 9/22/1933 It's the talk of the town Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Columbia W265137 10-in. 9/22/1933 Night life-3 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Columbia W265138 10-in. 9/22/1933 Nagasaki-2 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Columbia W265150 10-in. 10/3/1933 Happy feet Horace Henderson Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Columbia W265151 10-in. 10/3/1933 I'm rhythm crazy now-1 Horace Henderson Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Columbia W265152 10-in. 10/3/1933 Old man river Horace Henderson Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Columbia W265153 10-in. 10/3/1933 Minnie the moocher's wedding day-1 Horace Henderson Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Columbia W265154 10-in. 10/3/1933 Ain't cha glad?-1 Horace Henderson Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Columbia W265155 10-in. 10/3/1933 I've got to sing a torch song Horace Henderson Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Gramophone 0LA1884 10-in. 7/7/1937 Bugle call rag Dicky Wells Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger, leader  
Gramophone 0LA1885 10-in. 7/7/1937 Between the devil and the deep blue sea Dicky Wells Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger, leader  
Gramophone 0LA1888 10-in. 7/7/1937 Hangin' around Boudon Bill Coleman ; Dicky Wells Orchestra Jazz/dance quintet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone, composer, leader  
Gramophone 0LA1894 10-in. 7/12/1937 I've found a new baby Dicky Wells Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Gramophone 0LA1899 10-in. 7/12/1937 Dicky Wells blues Sam Allen ; Bill Beason ; Roger Chaput ; Dicky Wells Trombone solo, with piano, guitar, and drums composer, instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 64471 10-in. 8/22/1938 Stop beatin' round the mulberry bush Count Basie Orchestra ; Jimmy Rushing instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 64472 10-in. 8/22/1938 London bridge is falling down Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 64473 10-in. 8/19/1938 Texas shuffle Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 64474 10-in. 8/19/1938 Jumpin' at the Woodside Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 64746 10-in. 11/16/1938 Dark rapture Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 64747 10-in. 11/16/1938 Shorty George Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 64748 10-in. 11/16/1938 The blues I like to hear Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 64749 10-in. 11/16/1938 Do you wanna jump, children? Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 64750 10-in. 11/16/1938 Panassie stomp Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 64851 10-in. 1/5/1939 My heart belongs to Daddy Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 64852 10-in. 1/5/1939 Sing for your supper Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 64979 10-in. 2/3/1939 Cherokee, part 1 Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 64980 10-in. 2/3/1939 Cherokee, part 2 Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 64981 10-in. 2/3/1939 Blame it on my last affair Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 64982 10-in. 2/4/1939 Jive at five Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 64983 10-in. 2/4/1939 Thursday-1 Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 64984 10-in. 2/4/1939 Evil blues-1 Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 64985 10-in. 2/4/1939 Oh, Lady be good-1 Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 75147 8/17/1949 T'ain't nobody's business if I do Billie Holiday instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 75148 8/17/1949 Baby get lost Billie Holiday instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 80749 3/28/1951 Bad luck child Joey Thomas Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 80750 3/28/1951 Investigation blues Joey Thomas Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 80751 3/28/1951 There ain't enough room here to boogie Joey Thomas Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 80752 3/28/1951 Sarah Kelly from Plumbnelly Joey Thomas Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Signature SRC 439 10-in. approximately 1947 Come down baby Dickie Wells' Blue Seven ; Cousin Joe instrumentalist, trombone  
Signature SRC 440 10-in. approximately 1947 Bachelor's blues Dickie Wells' Blue Seven ; Cousin Joe instrumentalist, trombone  
Signature SRC 441 10-in. approximately 1947 Don't pay me no mind Dickie Wells' Blue Seven ; Cousin Joe instrumentalist, trombone  
Signature SRC 442 10-in. approximately 1947 I had to stop to conquer you, baby Dickie Wells' Blue Seven ; Cousin Joe instrumentalist, trombone  
Signature SRC 443 10-in. approximately 1947 Blues, part 1 Dickie Wells' Blue Seven ; Cousin Joe instrumentalist, trombone  
Signature SRC 444 10-in. approximately 1947 Blues, part 2 Dickie Wells' Blue Seven ; Cousin Joe instrumentalist, trombone  
Signature T-1919 10-in. 12/21/1943 Linger awhile Dicky Wells Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Signature T-1920 10-in. 12/21/1943 Hello babe Dicky Wells Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Signature T-19003 12-in. 12/21/1943 I got rhythm Dicky Wells Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Signature T-19004 12-in. 12/21/1943 I'm fer it too Dicky Wells Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wells, Dicky," accessed December 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104826.

Wells, Dicky. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104826.

"Wells, Dicky." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 December 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104826

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