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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 (Results 26-50 of 76 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 76 records)

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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