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Eddie Barefield

Edward Emanuel Barefield (December 12, 1909 in Iowa – January 4, 1991 in New York City) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist and arranger most noteworthy for his work with Bennie Moten, Fletcher Henderson, Don Redman, Coleman Hawkins, Sammy Price, Bernie Young, and Ben Webster. Barefield's musical career also included work with ABC and WOR radio as well as appearances in several films.

Barefeld died of a heart attack at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on January 4, 1991.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 12th, 1909 (Iowa), Died January 4th, 1991 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: alto saxophone, clarinet, baritone saxophone, saxophone, composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 58 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-74846 10-in. 12/13/1932 Toby Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone, composer, clarinet  
Victor BS-74847 10-in. 12/13/1932 Moten's swing Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BS-74848 10-in. 12/13/1932 Blue room Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BS-74849 10-in. 12/13/1932 Imagination Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BS-74850 10-in. 12/13/1932 New Orleans Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten ; Jimmy Rushing Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BS-74851 10-in. 12/13/1932 The only girl I ever loved Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BS-74852 10-in. 12/13/1932 Milenberg joys Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BS-74853 10-in. 12/13/1932 Lafayette Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BS-74854 10-in. 12/13/1932 Prince of Wales Count Basie ; Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band, with piano instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BS-74855 10-in. 12/13/1932 Two times Josephine Garrison ; Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor PBS-09644 10-in. 8/16/1937 Confessin' (That I love you) Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-030354 10-in. 12/6/1938 I got ya Don Redman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-030355 10-in. 12/6/1938 I'm playing solitaire Don Redman Orchestra ; Quentin Jackson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-030356 10-in. 12/6/1938 Auld lang syne Don Redman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-030357 10-in. 12/6/1938 Sweet Leilani Don Redman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-030358 10-in. 12/6/1938 'Deed I do Don Redman Orchestra ; Laurel Watson Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-030359 10-in. 12/6/1938 Down home rag Don Redman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-057078 10-in. 11/4/1940 What makes a song Mary Alcott ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Decca 67195 10-in. 2/15/1940 Baby, won't you please come home ? Sandy Williams instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 67196 10-in. 2/15/1940 If it weren't for you Sandy Williams instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 67197 10-in. 2/15/1940 Sing song swing Sandy Williams instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 67198 10-in. 2/15/1940 Imagination Sandy Williams instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 67358 10-in. 3/20/1940 Take it from the top (Instrumental) Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 67359 10-in. 3/20/1940 Tea dance Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 67360 10-in. 3/20/1940 Jubilee swing (Instrumental) Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 58 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Barefield, Eddie," accessed December 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108186.

Barefield, Eddie. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108186.

"Barefield, Eddie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 December 2020.

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