J. D. Short

J.D. Short (December 26, 1902 – October 21, 1962) was an American Delta blues singer, guitarist and harmonicist with a distinctive vibrato-laden singing voice. Early in his career, he recorded under a number of pseudonyms, including Jelly Jaw Short. His noteworthy works include "Lonesome Swamp Rattlesnake" and "You're Tempting Me".

Birth and Death Data: Born February 26th, 1902 (Port Gibson), Died October 21st, 1962 (St. Louis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist, guitar

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-69408 10-in. 6/9/1931 She got Jordan River in her hips R. T. Hanen Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-69409 10-in. 6/9/1931 Happy days blues R. T. Hanen Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-76835 10-in. 8/2/1933 Never mind blues Georgia Boyd Female vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C6096 10-in. 9/13/1930 Please please blues Spider Carter Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Brunswick C6097 10-in. 9/13/1930 Dry spell blues Spider Carter Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Brunswick C6165 10-in. 9/19/1930 Don’t leave me blues Spider Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Short, J. D.," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106205.

Short, J. D.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106205.

"Short, J. D.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106205

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