Walter Page

Walter Sylvester Page (February 9, 1900 – December 20, 1957) was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist and bandleader, best known for his groundbreaking work as a double bass player with Walter Page's Blue Devils and the Count Basie Orchestra.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 9th, 1900 (Gallatin), Died December 20th, 1957 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass, leader, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 84 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-74846 10-in. 12/13/1932 Toby Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-74847 10-in. 12/13/1932 Moten's swing Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-74848 10-in. 12/13/1932 Blue room Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-74849 10-in. 12/13/1932 Imagination Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-74850 10-in. 12/13/1932 New Orleans Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten ; Jimmy Rushing Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-74851 10-in. 12/13/1932 The only girl I ever loved Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-74852 10-in. 12/13/1932 Milenberg joys Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-74853 10-in. 12/13/1932 Lafayette Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-74854 10-in. 12/13/1932 Prince of Wales Count Basie ; Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band, with piano instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-74855 10-in. 12/13/1932 Two times Josephine Garrison ; Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Brunswick KC612 10-in. 11/10/1929 Blue Devil blues Original Blue Devils ; Walter Page Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader, songwriter  
Brunswick KC613 10-in. 11/10/1929 Squabblin’ Original Blue Devils ; Walter Page Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader  
Decca 61542 10-in. 1/21/1937 Honeysuckle rose Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 61543 10-in. 1/21/1937 Pennies from heaven Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 61544 10-in. 1/21/1937 Swinging at the Daisy Chain Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 61545 10-in. 1/21/1937 Roseland shuffle Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62078 10-in. 3/26/1937 Exactly like you Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62079 10-in. 3/26/1937 Boo-Hoo Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62080 10-in. 3/26/1937 The glory of love Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62081 10-in. 3/26/1937 Boogie woogie (I may be wrong) Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62331 10-in. 7/7/1937 Smarty Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62332 10-in. 7/7/1937 One o'clock jump Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62333 10-in. 7/7/1937 Listen my children (and you shall hear) Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62334 10-in. 7/7/1937 John's idea Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62511 10-in. 8/9/1937 Good morning blues Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
(Results 1-25 of 84 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Page, Walter," accessed October 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106498.

Page, Walter. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106498.

"Page, Walter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 October 2021.

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