Hank D'Amico (March 21, 1915 – December 2, 1965), was an American jazz clarinetist.
D'Amico was born in Rochester, NY. He began playing professionally with Paul Specht's band in 1936. That same year, he joined Red Norvo. In 1938, D'Amico began radio broadcasts with his own octet before returning briefly to Norvo's group in 1939. He played with Bob Crosby's orchestra in 1940 and 1941, then had his own big band about a year. D'Amico had short stints in the bands of Les Brown, Benny Goodman and Norvo again before working for CBS in New York. He also found time to play with Miff Mole and Tommy Dorsey. D'Amico spent ten years as a staff musician for ABC, and then played with Jack Teagarden in 1954. From that part he mostly worked with small groups, infrequently forming his own band. D'Amico played at the 1964 World's Fair in New York with The Morey Feld trio.
Birth and Death Data: Born March 21st, 1915 (Rochester), Died December 3rd, 1965 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1958
Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, baritone saxophone, saxophone
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 96 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||67455||10-in.||4/2/1940||Thinking of you||Bobby Byrne Orchestra||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||67456||10-in.||4/2/1940||'Deed I do||Bobby Byrne Orchestra||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||67457||10-in.||4/2/1940||If I could be the dummy on your knee||Bobby Byrne Orchestra||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||67458||10-in.||4/2/1940||Slow freight||Bobby Byrne Orchestra||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||69270||10-in.||5/29/1941||Do you care?||Bob Crosby Orchestra||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||69271||10-in.||5/29/1941||Will you still be mine?||Bob Crosby Orchestra||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||69272||10-in.||5/29/1941||You're a darlin' devil||Bob Crosby Orchestra||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||69273||10-in.||5/29/1941||Big Tom||Bob Crosby Orchestra||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||69449||10-in.||6/30/1941||It was only a dream||Bob Crosby Orchestra||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||69450||10-in.||6/30/1941||Elmer's tune||Bob Crosby Orchestra||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||69451||10-in.||6/30/1941||The angels came thru||Bob Crosby Orchestra||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||69452||6/30/1941||La plus que lente||Bob Crosby Orchestra||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||73312||1/28/1946||Soft lights and sweet music||Bobby Hackett Orchestra||instrumentalist, baritone saxophone|
|Decca||72674||10-in.||1/4/1945||Gee baby ain't I good to you||Gulf Coast Five||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||72675||10-in.||1/4/1945||Is there somebody else||Gulf Coast Five||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||73313||1/28/1946||What is there to say||Bobby Hackett Orchestra||instrumentalist, baritone saxophone|
|Decca||73343||2/5/1946||Soon||Bobby Hackett Orchestra||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||73344||2/5/1946||With a song in my heart||Bobby Hackett Orchestra||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||73345||2/5/1946||If there is someone lovelier than you||Bobby Hackett Orchestra||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||73372||2/15/1946||Easy to love||Bobby Hackett Orchestra||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||73373||2/15/1946||Yesterdays||Bobby Hackett Orchestra||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||73374||2/15/1946||More than you know||Bobby Hackett Orchestra||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||73375||2/15/1946||What is there to say?||Bobby Hackett Orchestra||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||73909||5/8/1947||A-feudin' and a-fightin'||Bing Crosby||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||73910||5/8/1947||Goodbye my love, goodbye||Bing Crosby||instrumentalist, clarinet|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "D'Amico, Hank," accessed November 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107194.
D'Amico, Hank. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107194.
"D'Amico, Hank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 November 2020.
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