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Jimmy Blanton

James Blanton (October 5, 1918 – July 30, 1942) was an American jazz double bassist. Blanton is credited with being the originator of more complex pizzicato and arco bass solos in a jazz context than previous bassists.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 5th, 1918 (Chattanooga), Died July 30th, 1942 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass, composer

Notes: Sometimes listed as Jimmie Blanton.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 76 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-053581 10-in. 10/28/1940 I never felt this way before Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra ; Herb Jeffries Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053603 10-in. 11/2/1940 Day dream Johnny Hodges Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053604 10-in. 11/2/1940 Good Queen Bess Johnny Hodges Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053605 10-in. 11/2/1940 That's the blues, old man Johnny Hodges Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053606 10-in. 11/2/1940 Junior hop Johnny Hodges Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053607 10-in. 11/2/1940 Without a song Rex Stewart Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053608 10-in. 11/2/1940 My Sunday gal Rex Stewart Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053609 10-in. 11/2/1940 Mobile Bay Rex Stewart Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053610 10-in. 11/2/1940 Linger awhile Rex Stewart Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053621 10-in. 11/11/1940 Charlie the chulo Barney Bigard Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053622 10-in. 11/11/1940 Lament for Javanette Barney Bigard Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053623 10-in. 11/11/1940 A lull at dawn Barney Bigard Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053624 10-in. 11/11/1940 Ready Eddy Barney Bigard Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053780 10-in. 12/28/1940 The sidewalks of New York Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053781 10-in. 12/28/1940 Flamingo Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra ; Herb Jeffries Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053782 10-in. 12/28/1940 The girl in my dreams tries to look like you Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra ; Herb Jeffries Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-054606 10-in. 7/22/1940 Harlem air-shaft Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-054607 10-in. 7/22/1940 At a Dixie roadside diner Ivie Anderson ; Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-054608 10-in. 7/22/1940 All too soon Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-054609 10-in. 7/22/1940 Rumpus in Richmond Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-054624 10-in. 7/24/1940 My greatest mistake Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-054625 10-in. 7/24/1940 Sepia panorama Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor PBS-055283 10-in. 2/15/1941 Take the "A" train Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor PBS-055284 10-in. 2/15/1941 Jumpin' punkins Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor PBS-055285 10-in. 2/15/1941 John Hardy's wife Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
(Results 26-50 of 76 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Blanton, Jimmy," accessed December 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106021.

Blanton, Jimmy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106021.

"Blanton, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 December 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106021

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