Garvin Bushell

Garvin Bushell (September 25, 1902 – October 31, 1991) was an American woodwind multi-instrumentalist.

Though never a major name in jazz, Bushell had a lengthy career from the music's early era, to the avant garde of the 1960s.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 25, 1902 (Springfield), Died October 31, 1991 (Las Vegas)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, bassoon, saxophone

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 70 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-42566 10-in. 3/27/1928 Willow tree Louisiana Sugar Babes Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BVE-42567 10-in. 3/27/1928 'Sippi Louisiana Sugar Babes Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, bassoon  
Victor BVE-42568 10-in. 3/27/1928 Thou swell Louisiana Sugar Babes Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, bassoon  
Victor BVE-42569 10-in. 3/27/1928 Persian rug Louisiana Sugar Babes Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone, bassoon, clarinet  
Victor MS-031431 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Jan. 1939 Tea for two Chick Webb Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor MS-031432 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Jan. 1939 Crazy rhythm Chick Webb Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor MS-031433 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Jan. 1939 Blue skies Chick Webb Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor BS-042717 10-in. 9/22/1939 Baby, what else can I do Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-042718 10-in. 9/22/1939 I just got a letter Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Columbia W148533 10-in. 5/15/1929 I got what it takes (But it breaks my heart to give it away) Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Columbia W148534 10-in. 5/15/1929 Nobody knows you when you're down and out Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Columbia W150131 10-in. 3/27/1930 Keep it to yourself Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Columbia W150132 10-in. 3/27/1930 New Orleans hop scop blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh S-7855 10-in. Apr. 1921 I won't be back 'till you change your ways Five Jazz Bell Hops ; Daisy Martin Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Brunswick E7232-E7233 10-in. 3/26/1928 What’s the use of being alone Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 62743 10-in. 11/2/1937 Hallelujah! Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 62744 10-in. 11/2/1937 I want to be happy Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 62886 12-in. 12/17/1937 I want to be happy-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 62887 10-in. 12/17/1937 The dipsy doodle-1 Chick Webb Orchestra ; Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 62888 10-in. 12/17/1937 If dreams come true Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 62889 12-in. 12/17/1937 Hallelujah! Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 62890 10-in. 12/17/1937 Midnite in a madhouse (Midnite in Harlem) Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 63693 10-in. 5/2/1938 A-tisket, a-tasket Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 63694 10-in. 5/2/1938 Heart of mine Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 63695 10-in. 5/2/1938 I'm just a jitterbug Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 1-25 of 70 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bushell, Garvin," accessed July 2, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105663.

Bushell, Garvin. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 2, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105663.

"Bushell, Garvin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 2 July 2022.

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