Eddie Mullens

Moon Edward Mullens (May 11, 1916, Mayhew, Mississippi - April 7, 1977) was an American jazz trumpeter.

Mullens was raised in Chicago and played there locally early in his career, including with Half Pint Jaxon. He moved to New York City and played with Chris Columbus before joining Hot Lips Page's band in 1938, where he first recorded. He played with Earl Bostic, Columbus again (1941), and Benny Carter before serving in the military during World War II. After the war he played with Louis Armstrong (1946–47), Cab Calloway, Joe Thomas, and with Lionel Hampton on and off between 1949 and 1959. From 1959 to 1961 he worked with Duke Ellington, then left music permanently, setting up a photography business. He never recorded as a leader.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 11th, 1916, Died April 7th, 1977

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-022923 10-in. 4/27/1938 Jumpin' Hot Lips Page Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-022924 10-in. 4/27/1938 Feelin' high and happy Hot Lips Page Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-022925 10-in. 4/27/1938 At your beck and call Hot Lips Page Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-022926 10-in. 4/27/1938 Rock it for me Hot Lips Page Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-022927 10-in. 4/27/1938 Skull duggery Hot Lips Page Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-022928 10-in. 4/27/1938 I let a song go out of my heart Hot Lips Page Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67304 10-in. 3/13/1940 Fetch it to me Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67305 10-in. 3/13/1940 Cow cow blues Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67306 10-in. 3/13/1940 Sweepin' the blues away Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67307 10-in. 3/13/1940 Swing out in the groove Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68149 10-in. 9/26/1940 How 'bout that mess Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68150 10-in. 9/26/1940 Oh Red Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68151 10-in. 9/26/1940 Oh l.awdy Mama Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68152 10-in. 9/26/1940 The dirty dozens Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 74897 5/10/1949 The hucklebuck Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 74898 5/10/1949 Baby, you're great Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 75636 12/29/1949 Rag mop Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 75637 12/29/1949 For you my love Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 75638 12/29/1949 Sky blue Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 75664 1/5/1950 I've been a fool Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 75665 1/5/1950 How you sound Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 75666 1/5/1950 I almost lost my mind Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 75743 1/25/1950 Everybody's somebody's fool Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 75744 1/25/1950 I'll never be free Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 75745 1/25/1950 Sad feelin' Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 75746 1/25/1950 Hamp's gumbo Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 75752 1/25/1950 Please give me a chance Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 75753 1/25/1950 I wish I knew Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 76021 3/23/1950 Turkey hop, part 1 Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 76022 3/23/1950 Turkey hop, part 2 Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 76168 4/18/1950 Birmingham bounce Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 76169 4/18/1950 Jelly Roll Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 76205 4/11/1950 Birmingham bounce Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 76206 4/11/1950 Jelly roll Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 76207 4/11/1950 Cannonball express Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 5757 7/25/1950 Well, oh well Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 5758 7/25/1950 Pink champagne Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 5759 7/25/1950 September in the rain Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 5880 10/13/1950 Oh babe Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 5881 10/13/1950 Who cares? Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 5895 10/27/1950 Boogie woogie Santa Claus Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 5896 10/27/1950 Merry Christmas baby Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 5897 10/30/1950 June Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 5898 10/30/1950 Perdido Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 5899 10/30/1950 If you ever learn to love Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mullens, Eddie," accessed November 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108552.

Mullens, Eddie. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108552.

"Mullens, Eddie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 November 2020.

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