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Buddy De Franco

Boniface Ferdinand Leonard "Buddy" DeFranco (February 17, 1923 – December 24, 2014) was an Italian American jazz clarinet player. One of few clarinetists playing bebop, DeFranco was described by critic Scott Yanow as the leading American jazz musician on his instrument from the 1940s until Eddie Daniels came to prominence in the 1980s. In addition to his own work as a bandleader, DeFranco led the Glenn Miller Orchestra for almost a decade in the 1960s and '70s.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 17th, 1923 (Camden), Died December 24th, 2014 (Panama City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1943 - 1960

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, alto saxophone

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 71460 10-in. 10/20/1943 Strollin' Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71461 10-in. 10/20/1943 The moose Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71462 10-in. 10/20/1943 Pow-wow (Redskin rhumba) Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71463 10-in. 10/20/1943 Sittin' home waitin' for you Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71794 2/23/1944 In there Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71795 10-in. 2/23/1944 Saltin' away my sweet dreams Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71796 10-in. 2/23/1944 Baby won't you please come home Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71797 2/23/1944 The great lie Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71798 10-in. 2/24/1944 My heart isn't in it Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71799 10-in. 2/24/1944 Drop me off in Harlem Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71800 10-in. 2/24/1944 Gulf Coast blues Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71801 10-in. 2/24/1944 Flat top flip hiss lid Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 11434 3/19/1959 King Philip stomp-2 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca L 11435 3/19/1959 Chelsea bridge-1 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca L 11975 3/15/1960 All the things you are Buddy De Franco ; Tommy Gumina instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca L 11976 3/15/1960 Ill wind (You're blowin' me now .. ) Buddy De Franco ; Tommy Gumina instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca L 11977 3/15/1960 Polka dots and moonbeams Buddy De Franco ; Tommy Gumina instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca L 11978 3/15/1960 The song is you Buddy De Franco ; Tommy Gumina instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca L 11979 3/15/1960 Misty Buddy De Franco ; Tommy Gumina instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca L 11980 3/16/1960 A foggy day Buddy De Franco ; Tommy Gumina instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca L 11981 3/16/1960 I hear a rhapsody Buddy De Franco ; Tommy Gumina instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca L 11982 3/16/1960 Yesterdays Buddy De Franco ; Tommy Gumina instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca L 11983 3/16/1960 How high the moon Buddy De Franco ; Tommy Gumina instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca L 11984 3/16/1960 Darn that dream Buddy De Franco ; Tommy Gumina instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca L 11985 3/31/1960 Satin doll Buddy De Franco ; Tommy Gumina instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "De Franco, Buddy," accessed February 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105192.

De Franco, Buddy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105192.

"De Franco, Buddy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 February 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105192

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