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Pops Foster

George Murphy "Pops" Foster (May 19, 1892 – October 30, 1969) was an American jazz musician, best known for his vigorous slap bass playing of the string bass. He also played the tuba and trumpet professionally.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1892 (Ascension Parish), Died October 30, 1969 (San Francisco)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass, tuba, composer

Notes: Also listed in Victor ledgers by given name, George Foster.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 161 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-50518 10-in. 2/23/1929 Never had a reason to believe in you The Mystery Orchestra [i.e., Mound City Blue Blowers] Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-53929 10-in. 7/17/1929 Feeling drowsy Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-53930 10-in. 7/17/1929 Swing out Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-55133 10-in. 7/16/1929 It should be you Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-55134 10-in. 7/16/1929 Biff'ly blues Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-55852 10-in. 9/24/1929 Make a country bird fly wild Henry Allen ; Four Wanderers ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-55853 10-in. 9/24/1929 Funny feathers blues Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra ; Victoria Spivey Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-55854 10-in. 9/24/1929 How do they do it that way Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-55855 10-in. 9/24/1929 Pleasing Paul Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-56151 10-in. 9/25/1929 Tailspin blues Mound City Blue Blowers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-56152 10-in. 9/25/1929 Never had a reason to believe in you Mound City Blue Blowers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-56732 10-in. 10/1/1929 Blood hound blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-56733 10-in. 10/1/1929 Dirty T. B. blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-56734 10-in. 10/1/1929 Moaning the blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-56735 10-in. 10/1/1929 Telephoning the blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-57080 10-in. 11/13/1929 Sweet Peter Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-57081 10-in. 11/13/1929 Jersey Joe Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-57082 10-in. 11/13/1929 Mississippi Mildred Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-57083 10-in. 11/13/1929 Mint julep Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-57145 10-in. 11/14/1929 Hello Lola Mound City Blue Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-57146 10-in. 11/14/1929 One hour Mound City Blue Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-57565 10-in. 12/2/1929 You oughta see my gal Wilton Crawley Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-57566 10-in. 12/2/1929 Futuristic blues Wilton Crawley Clarinet soloist, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-57567 10-in. 12/2/1929 Keep your business to yourself Wilton Crawley Clarinet soloist, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-57568 10-in. 12/2/1929 She's got what I need Wilton Crawley Clarinet soloist, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
(Results 1-25 of 161 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Foster, Pops," accessed May 26, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107076.

Foster, Pops. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 26, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107076.

"Foster, Pops." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 26 May 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107076

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