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|
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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