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 51-65 of 65 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 60363 10-in. 1/18/1936 Rhythm saved the world Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61106 10-in. 5/18/1936 Lyin' to myself Jimmy Archey ; Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61107 10-in. 5/18/1936 Ev'ntide Jimmy Archey ; Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61108 10-in. 5/18/1936 Swing that music Jimmy Archey ; Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61109 10-in. 5/18/1936 Thankful Jimmy Archey ; Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61110 10-in. 5/18/1936 Red nose Jimmy Archey ; Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61111 10-in. 5/18/1936 Mahogany Hall stomp Jimmy Archey ; Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 63558 10-in. 4/6/1938 Do the Alamo Willie Bryant Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 63559 10-in. 4/6/1938 You'll never remember and I'll never forget Willie Bryant Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 63560 10-in. 4/6/1938 You're gonna lose your gal Willie Bryant Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 63561 10-in. 4/6/1938 Neglected Willie Bryant Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 67699 10-in. 5/9/1940 Deedle-de-dum Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 67700 10-in. 5/9/1940 Shake down the stars Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 67701 10-in. 5/9/1940 Gulf Coast blues Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 67706 10-in. 5/9/1940 I fell in love with a dream Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trombone  
(Results 51-65 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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