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 (Results 26-45 of 45 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-45 of 45 records)

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108552

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