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 July 1st, 1978 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone, clarinet, composer, vocalist

Recordings (Results 76-78 of 78 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca DLA 1137 10-in. 1/13/1938 True confession Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca DLA 1138 10-in. 1/13/1938 Let that be a lesson to you Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca DLA 1139 10-in. 1/13/1938 Sweet as a song Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
(Results 76-78 of 78 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Madison, Bingie," accessed December 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106088.

Madison, Bingie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106088.

"Madison, Bingie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 December 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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