Bingie Madison

Bingie Madison (1902–1978) was an American jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist.

Madison began his career as a pianist, working first out of Des Moines, Iowa, and then touring Canada and California in 1921. He played with Bobby Brown (1922–25) and Bernie Davis in the 1920s as a pianist, then switched to reeds permanently, playing with Cliff Jackson, Lew Henry, Elmer Snowden, Sam Wooding, Lucky Millinder, and Billy Fowler in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He led the Mills Blue Rhythm Band in 1930, and in 1932 he joined Luis Russell's orchestra, remaining there until 1940 (including during its period as Louis Armstrong's backing band). In the 1940s he played with Edgar Hayes, Ovie Alston, Alberto Socarras, and Hank Duncan. Madison led his own groups into the 1960s but never recorded a session as a leader, although there is a handful of records fronted by Clarence Williams that used Madison's Orchestra.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1902 (Des Moines), Died New York City

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone, clarinet, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 75 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 18831 10-in. 10/25/1928 Black and blue rhapsody California Ramblers Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison N-526 10-in. 10/24/1928 Black and blue rhapsody California Ramblers Jazz/dance band composer  
Decca 60021 10-in. 10/3/1935 I'm in the mood for love Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60022 10-in. 10/3/1935 You're my lucky star Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60023 10-in. 10/3/1935 La cucaracha Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60024 10-in. 10/3/1935 Got a brand new suit Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60155 10-in. 11/21/1935 I've got my fingers crossed Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60156 10-in. 11/21/1935 Old man Mose (is dead)-1 Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60157 10-in. 11/21/1935 I'm shooting high Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60158 10-in. 11/21/1935 (Was I to blame for) Falling in love with you Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60227 10-in. 12/13/1935 Red sails in the sunset Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60228 10-in. 12/13/1935 On Treasure Island Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60249 10-in. 12/19/1935 Thanks a million Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60250 10-in. 12/19/1935 Shoe Shine Boy Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60251 10-in. 12/19/1935 Solitude Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60252 10-in. 12/19/1935 I hope Gabriel likes my music Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60362 10-in. 1/18/1936 The music goes 'round and around Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60363 10-in. 1/18/1936 Rhythm saved the world Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61058 10-in. 4/28/1936 I come from a musical family Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61059 10-in. 4/29/1936 If we never meet again Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61075 10-in. 4/28/1936 Somebody stole my break-1 Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61106 10-in. 5/18/1936 Lyin' to myself Jimmy Archey ; Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61107 10-in. 5/18/1936 Ev'ntide Jimmy Archey ; Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61108 10-in. 5/18/1936 Swing that music Jimmy Archey ; Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 61109 10-in. 5/18/1936 Thankful Jimmy Archey ; Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 75 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Madison, Bingie," accessed October 19, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106088.

Madison, Bingie. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 19, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106088.

"Madison, Bingie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 19 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106088

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