Jimmy Archey

Jimmy Archey (12 October 1902 – 16 November 1967) was an American jazz trombonist born in Norfolk, Virginia, perhaps most noteworthy for his work in several prominent jazz orchestras and big bands of his time (including his own). He performed and recorded with the James P. Johnson orchestra, King Oliver, Fats Waller and the Luis Russell orchestra, among others.

In the late 1930s, Archey participated in big bands that simultaneously featured musicians such as Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington and Claude Hopkins. In the 1940s and 1950s, Archey spent much of his time working with New Orleans revivalist bands with artists such as Bob Wilber and Earl Hines.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 12th, 1902 (Norfolk), Died November 16th, 1967 (Amityville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 65 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-62238 10-in. 5/22/1930 Olga King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-63134 10-in. 9/12/1930 What's the use of living without love George Bias ; King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-63135 10-in. 9/12/1930 (You were only) Passinig time with me George Bias ; King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-63639 10-in. 9/10/1930 Shake it and break it King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-63640 10-in. 9/10/1930 Stingaree blues King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-64013 10-in. 9/19/1930 Nelson stomp King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-64014 10-in. 9/19/1930 Stealing love King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-060351 10-in. 1/22/1941 Cuddle up, huddle up Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-060353 10-in. 1/22/1941 Babalu Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-060354 10-in. 1/22/1941 There, I've said it again Benny Carter Orchestra ; Ray Felton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60021 10-in. 10/3/1935 I'm in the mood for love Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60022 10-in. 10/3/1935 You're my lucky star Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60023 10-in. 10/3/1935 La cucaracha Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60024 10-in. 10/3/1935 Got a brand new suit Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60155 10-in. 11/21/1935 I've got my fingers crossed Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60156 10-in. 11/21/1935 Old man Mose (is dead)-1 Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60157 10-in. 11/21/1935 I'm shooting high Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60158 10-in. 11/21/1935 (Was I to blame for) Falling in love with you Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60227 10-in. 12/13/1935 Red sails in the sunset Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60228 10-in. 12/13/1935 On Treasure Island Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60249 10-in. 12/19/1935 Thanks a million Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60250 10-in. 12/19/1935 Shoe Shine Boy Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60251 10-in. 12/19/1935 Solitude Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60252 10-in. 12/19/1935 I hope Gabriel likes my music Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60362 10-in. 1/18/1936 The music goes 'round and around Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
(Results 26-50 of 65 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Archey, Jimmy," accessed June 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106802.

Archey, Jimmy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106802.

"Archey, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 June 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106802

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