Tommy Ladnier

Thomas James Ladnier (May 28, 1900 – June 4, 1939) was an American jazz trumpeter. French jazz critic Hugues Panassié rated him second only to Louis Armstrong.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 28th, 1900 (Louisiana), Died June 4th, 1939 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, leader, cornet, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-73398 10-in. 9/15/1932 Sweetie dear Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band songwriter, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-73399 10-in. 9/15/1932 I want you tonight Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-73400 10-in. 9/15/1932 I found a new baby Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-73501 10-in. 9/15/1932 Lay your racket Sidney Bechet ; Billy Maxey ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-73502 10-in. 9/15/1932 Maple leaf rag Sidney Bechet ; Scott Joplin ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-73503 10-in. 9/15/1932 Shag Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-028988 10-in. 11/21/1938 Revolutionary blues Mezz Mezzrow Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-028989 10-in. 11/21/1938 Comin' on with the come on Mezz Mezzrow Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-028990 10-in. 11/21/1938 Comin' on with the come on Mezz Mezzrow Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-028991 10-in. 11/21/1938 Swingin' for "Mezz" Mezz Mezzrow Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-030318 10-in. 11/28/1938 Ja-da Tommy Ladnier Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet, leader  
Victor BS-030319 10-in. 11/28/1938 Really the blues Tommy Ladnier Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-030320 10-in. 11/28/1938 When you and I were young, Maggie Tommy Ladnier Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-030321 10-in. 11/28/1938 Weary blues Tommy Ladnier Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-030450 10-in. 12/19/1938 Royal Garden blues Mezzrow-Ladnier Quintet Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet, leader  
Victor BS-030451 10-in. 12/19/1938 Everybody loves my baby Mezzrow-Ladnier Quintet Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet, leader  
Victor BS-030452 10-in. 12/19/1938 Ain't gonna give nobody none of my jelly-roll Mezzrow-Ladnier Quintet Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-030453 10-in. 12/19/1938 If you see me comin' Teddy Bunn ; Mezzrow-Ladnier Quintet Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet, leader  
Victor BS-030454 10-in. 12/19/1938 Gettin' together Mezzrow-Ladnier Quintet Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia W144918 10-in. 10/27/1927 Dyin' by the hour Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet, piano, and tuba instrumentalist, cornet  
Columbia W144919 10-in. 10/27/1927 Foolish man blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet, tuba, and piano instrumentalist, cornet  
Decca 64970 10-in. 2/1/1939 I'm tired of fattenin' frogs for snakes Rosetta Crawford instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 64971 10-in. 2/1/1939 Stop it Joe Rosetta Crawford instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 64972 10-in. 2/1/1939 My man jumped salty on me Rosetta Crawford instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 64973 10-in. 2/1/1939 Double crossin' Papa Rosetta Crawford instrumentalist, trumpet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ladnier, Tommy," accessed April 14, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104857.

Ladnier, Tommy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 14, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104857.

"Ladnier, Tommy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 14 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104857

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