Sid Weiss

Sid Weiss (April 30, 1914 – March 30, 1994) was an American jazz double-bassist, active principally as a sideman for white jazz musicians in the 1930s and 1940s.

Weiss learned clarinet, violin, and tuba when young, and switched to bass in his teens. He moved to New York City around 1931 and worked in the following decade with Louis Prima, Bunny Berigan, Wingy Manone, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Charlie Barnet, and Adrian Rollini. He was with Benny Goodman from 1941–45, then played in the second half of the 1940s and the early 1950s with Muggsy Spanier, Pee Wee Russell, Cozy Cole, Bud Freeman, Duke Ellington, and Eddie Condon. He quit full-time performing in the mid-1950s and in 1968 was an executive of the musicians' union in Los Angeles.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 30th, 1914 (Schenectady), Died Colton

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 136 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-024079 10-in. 7/24/1938 Begin the beguine Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-024080 10-in. 7/24/1938 Indian love call Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-024081 10-in. 7/24/1938 Comin' on Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-024082 10-in. 7/24/1938 Back Bay shuffle Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-024083 10-in. 7/24/1938 Any old time Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-024084 10-in. 7/24/1938 I can't believe that you're in love with me Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-027229 10-in. 9/27/1938 Nightmare (Theme song) Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-027230 10-in. 9/27/1938 Non-stop flight Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-027231 10-in. 9/27/1938 Yesterdays Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-027232 10-in. 9/27/1938 What is this thing called love? Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-027233 10-in. 9/27/1938 You're a sweet little headache Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-027234 10-in. 9/27/1938 I have eyes Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-028973 10-in. 11/17/1938 Between a kiss and a sigh Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-028974 10-in. 11/17/1938 Thanks for ev'rything Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-028975 10-in. 11/17/1938 Deep in a dream Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-028976 10-in. 11/17/1938 Day after day Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-028977 10-in. 11/17/1938 Softly, as in a morning sunrise Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-028978 10-in. 11/17/1938 Copenhagen Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-030731 10-in. 12/19/1938 A room with a view Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-031491 10-in. 1/17/1939 Lover, come back to me Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-031492 10-in. 1/17/1939 My heart stood still Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-031493 10-in. 1/17/1939 Rosalie Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Tony Pastor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-031494 10-in. 1/17/1939 Supper time Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-031495 10-in. 1/17/1939 Vilia Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-031823 10-in. 1/23/1939 The man I love Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
(Results 1-25 of 136 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Weiss, Sid," accessed October 19, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106891.

Weiss, Sid. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 19, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106891.

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