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Ward Pinkett

William Ward Pinkett, Jr. (April 29, 1906—March 15, 1937) was an American jazz trumpeter and scat vocalist active during the Harlem Renaissance. A respected sideman recognized as a "hot" trumpet and with a versatile ear, he played and recorded with some of the greatest jazzmen of the era, including King Oliver, Jimmy Johnson, Chick Webb and Jelly Roll Morton. His career was cut short by alcoholism.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 29th, 1906 (Newport News), Died March 15th, 1937 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-45619 10-in. 6/11/1928 Georgia swing Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-45620 10-in. 6/11/1928 Kansas City stomps Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-45621 10-in. 6/11/1928 Shoe shiner's drag Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-45622 10-in. 6/11/1928 Boogaboo Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-45625 10-in. 6/11/1928 Honey babe Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-45626 10-in. 6/11/1928 Sidewalk blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59504 10-in. 3/5/1930 Each day Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59505 10-in. 3/5/1930 If someone would only love me Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59506 10-in. 3/5/1930 That'll never do Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59507 10-in. 3/5/1930 I'm looking for a little blue bird Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59532 10-in. 3/19/1930 Little Lawrence Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59533 10-in. 3/19/1930 Harmony blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59643 10-in. 3/20/1930 Fussy Mabel Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59644 10-in. 3/20/1930 Ponchatrain Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62182 10-in. 6/2/1930 Oil well Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62183 10-in. 6/2/1930 Load of coal Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62184 10-in. 6/2/1930 Crazy chords Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62185 10-in. 6/2/1930 Primrose stomp Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62339 10-in. 7/14/1930 Low gravy Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62340 10-in. 7/14/1930 Strokin' away Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62341 10-in. 7/14/1930 Blue blood blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62342 10-in. 7/14/1930 Mushmouth shuffle Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-64313 10-in. 10/9/1930 Gambling Jack Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-64314 10-in. 10/9/1930 Fickle Fay creep Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-95337 10-in. 10/5/1935 Ev'rything is okey dokey Little Ramblers ; Ward Pinkett Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pinkett, Ward," accessed September 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107107.

Pinkett, Ward. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107107.

"Pinkett, Ward." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 September 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107107

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