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Jonah Jones

Jonah Jones (born Robert Elliott Jones; December 31, 1909 – April 29, 2000) was a jazz trumpeter who created concise versions of jazz and swing and jazz standards that appealed to a mass audience. In the jazz community, he is known for his work with Stuff Smith. He was sometimes referred to as "King Louis II," a reference to Louis Armstrong. Jones started playing alto saxophone at the age of 12 in the Booker T. Washington Community Center band in Louisville, Kentucky, before quickly transitioning to trumpet, where he excelled.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 31st, 1909 (Louisville), Died April 29th, 2000 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1967

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, vocalist, piano

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 117 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-09644 10-in. 8/16/1937 Confessin' (That I love you) Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62172 10-in. 5/4/1937 Twilight in Turkey Stuff Smith and his Onyx Club Boys instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62173 10-in. 5/4/1937 Where is the sun ? Stuff Smith and his Onyx Club Boys instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62174 10-in. 5/4/1937 Upstairs Stuff Smith and his Onyx Club Boys instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62175 10-in. 5/4/1937 Onyx Club spree Stuff Smith and his Onyx Club Boys instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67331 10-in. 3/18/1940 Sixth Street Lil Armstrong and her Dixielanders instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67332 10-in. 3/18/1940 Riffin' the blues Lil Armstrong and her Dixielanders instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67333 10-in. 3/18/1940 Why is a good man so hard to find? Lil Armstrong and her Dixielanders instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67334 10-in. 3/18/1940 My secret flame Lil Armstrong and her Dixielanders instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67481 10-in. 4/4/1940 Big apple blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67482 10-in. 4/4/1940 Big money blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67483 10-in. 4/4/1940 Chicago mill blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67484 10-in. 4/4/1940 Five minutes blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67485 10-in. 4/4/1940 Two time Mama Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67486 10-in. 4/4/1940 Jaybird blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67487 10-in. 4/4/1940 Suicide blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67488 10-in. 4/4/1940 Pocket knife blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67563 10-in. 4/18/1940 Jazzin' babies blues Georgia White instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67564 10-in. 4/18/1940 Papa pleaser Georgia White instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67565 10-in. 4/17/1940 Let me ride your train Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67566 10-in. 4/17/1940 Be your natural self Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67567 10-in. 4/17/1940 Turn over Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67568 10-in. 4/17/1940 Take off them hips Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67569 10-in. 4/17/1940 Gimme a pig's foot and a bottle of beer Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67570 10-in. 4/17/1940 You can't tell Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 117 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jones, Jonah," accessed August 12, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104916.

Jones, Jonah. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 12, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104916.

"Jones, Jonah." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 12 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104916

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