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Hank D'Amico

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.[1]

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  
(Results 1-25 of 96 records)

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107194

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