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Red Callender

George Sylvester "Red" Callender (March 6, 1916 – March 8, 1992) was an American string bass and tuba player. He is perhaps best known as a jazz musician, but worked with an array of pop, rock and vocal acts as a member of The Wrecking Crew, a group of first-call session musicians in Los Angeles.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 6, 1916 (Virginia), Died March 8, 1992 (Saugus)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass, tuba, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 92 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-055228 10-in. 12/19/1940 Lost love Hampton Rhythm Girls ; Lionel Hampton Orchestra ; Lee Young Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and female vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor E1VB-0588 10-in. 2/22/1951 Tonight of all nights Bixie Crawford ; Ernie Freeman Orchestra ; Ernie Freeman Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D6VB-2149 10-in. 9/6/1946 I want a little girl Louis Armstrong ; Hot Six (Louis Armstrong) Male vocal, solo with jazz septet instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D6VB-2152 10-in. 9/6/1946 Blues in the south Louis Armstrong ; Hot Six (Louis Armstrong) Male vocal, solo with jazz septet instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D6VB-2192 10-in. 10/17/1946 Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans Louis Armstrong ; Dixieland Seven Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D6VB-2193 10-in. 10/17/1946 Where the blues were born in New Orleans Louis Armstrong ; Dixieland Seven Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D6VB-2194 10-in. 10/17/1946 Mahogany Hall stomp Louis Armstrong ; Dixieland Seven Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D7VB-0513 10-in. 4/22/1947 Boppin' the blues Lucky Seven (Lucky Thompson) ; Lucky Thompson Jazz/dance octet instrumentalist, string bass  
Philo P1000A 12-in. July 1942 Body and soul Lester Young Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, string bass  
Philo P1000B 12-in. July 1942 Indiana Lester Young Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, string bass  
Philo P1001A 12-in. July 1942 Tea for two Lester Young Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, string bass  
Philo P1001B 12-in. July 1942 I can't get started Lester Young Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63775 10-in. 5/13/1938 So little time Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63776 10-in. 5/13/1938 Mexican swing Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63777 10-in. 5/13/1938 As long as you live Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63778 10-in. 5/13/1938 When the Saints go marchin' in Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63809 10-in. 5/18/1938 on the sentimentccl side Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63810 10-in. 5/18/1938 It's wonderful Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63811 10-in. 5/18/1938 Something tells me Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63812 10-in. 5/18/1938 Love walked in Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca DLA 1084 10-in. 11/15/1937 Once in a while Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca DLA 1085 10-in. 11/15/1937 On the sunny side of the street Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca L 6757 5/9/1952 Just you, just me Georgie Auld ; Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca L 6758 5/9/1952 I wonder Georgie Auld ; Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca L 6759 5/9/1952 Crazy she calls me Georgie Auld ; Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires instrumentalist, string bass  
(Results 1-25 of 92 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Callender, Red," accessed October 3, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105316.

Callender, Red. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 3, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105316.

"Callender, Red." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 3 October 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105316

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