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Sid Catlett

Sidney "Big Sid" Catlett (January 17, 1910 – March 25, 1951) was an American jazz drummer. Catlett was one of the most versatile drummers of his era, adapting with the changing music scene as it progressed toward bebop.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 10th, 1910 (Evansville), Died February 25th, 1951 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums, traps

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-100360 10-in. 4/9/1936 I'm a fool for loving you Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-100361 10-in. 4/9/1936 Moonrise on the lowlands Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-100362 10-in. 4/9/1936 I'll always be in love with you Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-100363 10-in. 4/9/1936 Jangled nerves Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-051222 10-in. 6/4/1940 Shake it and break it Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-051223 10-in. 6/4/1940 Old man blues Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-051224 10-in. 6/4/1940 Wild man blues Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-051225 10-in. 6/4/1940 Nobody knows the way I feels dis mornin' Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-051226 10-in. 6/4/1940 Make me a pallet on the floor (Atlanta blues) Sidney Bechet and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-068114 10-in. 10/24/1941 Rose room Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-068115 10-in. 10/24/1941 Oh! Lady be good! Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Columbia W265156 10-in. 10/10/1933 Blue interlude Chocolate Dandies instrumentalist, drums  
Columbia W265157 10-in. 10/3/1933 I never knew-1 Chocolate Dandies instrumentalist, drums  
Columbia W265158 10-in. 10/10/1933 Once upon a time-1 Chocolate Dandies instrumentalist, drums  
Columbia W265159 10-in. 10/3/1933 Krazy kapers Chocolate Dandies instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 64325 10-in. 7/20/1938 I got a feeling for you Tiny Mayberry instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 64326 10-in. 7/20/1938 Someday, someday Tiny Mayberry instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 64327 10-in. 7/20/1938 Oh! That nasty man Tiny Mayberry instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 64328 10-in. 7/20/1938 Mailman blues Tiny Mayberry instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 64329 10-in. 7/20/1938 Mayberry blues Tiny Mayberry instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 64330 10-in. 7/20/1938 Evil hearted woman Tiny Mayberry instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 64907 10-in. 1/18/1939 Jeepers creepers Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 64908 10-in. 1/18/1939 What is this thing called love? Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65344 10-in. 4/5/1939 Hear me talkin' to ya Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65345 10-in. 4/5/1939 Save it pretty Mama Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65346 10-in. 4/5/1939 West End blues Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65347 10-in. 4/5/1939 Savoy blues Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65460 10-in. 4/25/1939 (I'm) Confessin' (that I love you) Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65461 10-in. 4/25/1939 Our Monday date Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65462 10-in. 4/25/1939 If it's good then I want it Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65463 10-in. 4/25/1939 Me and Brother Bill Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65607 10-in. 5/19/1939 Don't pan me (Please don't talk about me when I'm gone) Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65608 10-in. 5/19/1939 Callin' Corrine Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65609 10-in. 5/19/1939 You can't put that monkey on my back Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65610 10-in. 5/19/1939 Fan it boogie woogie Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65811 10-in. 6/14/1939 Plain Lenox Avenue Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65812 10-in. 6/14/1939 Men are like street cars Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65813 10-in. 6/14/1939 He's mine all mine Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65814 10-in. 6/14/1939 Headin' for the river Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65816 10-in. 6/14/1939 Forsaken blues Lee Brown instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65817 10-in. 6/14/1939 Lemon roller Lee Brown instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65818 10-in. 6/14/1939 Low down feelin' Lee Brown instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65819 10-in. 6/14/1939 Decoration day Lee Brown instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65824 10-in. 6/15/1939 Baby, won't you please come home? Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65825 10-in. 6/15/1939 Poor old Joe Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65826 10-in. 6/15/1939 Shanty boat on the Mississippi Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 66764 10-in. 10/13/1939 Cheatin' on me Helen Proctor instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 66765 10-in. 10/13/1939 Let's call it a day Helen Proctor instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 66766 10-in. 10/13/1939 Take me along with you Helen Proctor instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 66767 10-in. 10/13/1939 Blues at midnight Helen Proctor instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 66984 10-in. 12/18/1939 Poor old Joe Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 66985 10-in. 12/18/1939 You're a lucky guy Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 66986 10-in. 12/18/1939 You're just a no account Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 66987 10-in. 12/18/1939 Bye and bye Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67321 10-in. 3/14/1940 Hep cat's ball Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67322 10-in. 3/14/1940 You've got me voodoo'd Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67323 10-in. 3/14/1940 Harlem stomp Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67324 10-in. 3/14/1940 Wolverine blues Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67325 10-in. 3/14/1940 Lazy 'sippi steamer Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67463 10-in. 4/3/1940 She's got what it takes Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67464 10-in. 4/3/1940 Ups and downs blues Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67465 10-in. 4/3/1940 Yellow yam blues Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67466 10-in. 4/3/1940 Eight ball blues Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67467 10-in. 4/3/1940 Pistol shootin' blues Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67468 10-in. 4/3/1940 Take it with a smile Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67469 10-in. 4/3/1940 Right now Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67470 10-in. 4/3/1940 Knock me out Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67471 10-in. 4/3/1940 Essie Mae blues Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67472 10-in. 4/3/1940 She's in my blood Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67481 10-in. 4/4/1940 Big apple blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67482 10-in. 4/4/1940 Big money blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67483 10-in. 4/4/1940 Chicago mill blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67484 10-in. 4/4/1940 Five minutes blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67485 10-in. 4/4/1940 Two time Mama Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67486 10-in. 4/4/1940 Jaybird blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67487 10-in. 4/4/1940 Suicide blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67488 10-in. 4/4/1940 Pocket knife blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67648 10-in. 5/1/1940 Sweethearts on parade Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67649 10-in. 5/1/1940 You run your mouth, I'll run my business Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67650 10-in. 5/1/1940 Cut off my legs and call me Shorty Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 67651 10-in. 5/1/1940 Cain and Abel Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 68022 10-in. 8/28/1940 Gangster's blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 68023 10-in. 8/28/1940 Cuttin' 'em slow Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 68024 10-in. 8/28/1940 Look out for yourself Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 68025 10-in. 8/28/1940 No count woman Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 68026 10-in. 8/28/1940 What's that? Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 68796 10-in. 3/10/1941 Everything's been done before Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 68797 10-in. 3/10/1941 I cover the waterfront Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 68798 10-in. 3/10/1941 In the gloaming Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 68799 10-in. 3/10/1941 Long, long ago Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 68997 10-in. 4/11/1941 Hey lawdy Mama Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 68998 10-in. 4/11/1941 I'll get mine bye and bye Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 68999 10-in. 4/11/1941 (Now) Do you call that a buddy? Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 69000 10-in. 4/11/1941 Yes Suh! Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 73301 1/22/1946 No good man Billie Holiday instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 73300 1/22/1946 Good morning heartache-1 Billie Holiday instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 73301[a] 1/22/1946 Big Stuff Billie Holiday instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 75046 7/7/1949 Ain't nobody's business Sammy Price and his Rocking Rhythm instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 75047 7/7/1949 Bash street Sammy Price and his Rocking Rhythm instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 75048 7/7/1949 In the middle of the night Sammy Price and his Rocking Rhythm instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 75049 7/7/1949 Hold me baby Sammy Price and his Rocking Rhythm instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80352 1/15/1951 Muskrat ramble, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80353 1/15/1951 Muskrat ramble, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80354 1/15/1951 (What did I do to be so) Black and blue, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80355 1/15/1951 (What did I do to be so) Black and blue, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80356 1/15/1951 Royal garden blues, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80357 1/15/1951 Royal garden blues, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80358 1/15/1951 Lover-1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80359 1/15/1951 Stars fell on Alabama, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80360 1/15/1951 Stars fell on Alabama, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80361 1/15/1951 I cried for you, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80362 1/15/1951 I cried for you, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80363 1/15/1951 Since I fell for you, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80364 1/15/1951 Since I fell for you, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80365 1/15/1951 Tea for two, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80366 1/15/1951 Tea for two, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80367 1/15/1951 Body and soul, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80368 1/15/1951 Body and soul, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80369 1/15/1951 Steak face, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80370 1/15/1951 Steak face, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80371 1/15/1951 Mahogany Hall stomp Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80372 1/15/1951 On the sunny side of the street, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80373 1/15/1951 On the sunny side of the street, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80374 1/15/1951 High society Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80375 1/15/1951 Baby won't you please come home Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80376 1/15/1951 That's my desire, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80377 1/15/1951 That's my desire, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80378 1/15/1951 C jam blues-2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80379 1/15/1951 How high the moon, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80380 1/15/1951 How high the moon, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80381 1/15/1951 Boff boff, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80382 1/15/1951 Boff Boff, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80507 2/13/1951 Yield not to temptation Myrtle Jackson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80508 2/13/1951 Where can I go Myrtle Jackson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80509 2/13/1951 We'll understand it better Myrtle Jackson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80510 2/13/1951 I call Him Jesus, my rock Myrtle Jackson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 83032 10-in. That's my desire Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 83033 10-in. Baby, it's cold outside Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 90601 10-in. 2/5/1936 Blue skies Roy Eldridge instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 90602 10-in. 2/5/1936 Smut Roy Eldridge instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 90603 10-in. 2/5/1936 My melancholy baby Roy Eldridge instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 90604 10-in. 2/5/1936 Christopher Columbus Roy Eldridge instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 91824 10-in. 9/29/1939 Brown skin woman Gene Gilmore instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 91825 10-in. 9/29/1939 Charity blues Gene Gilmore instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 93516 10-in. 2/27/1941 Doin' the Sally long-1 Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 93517 10-in. 2/27/1941 47th Street jive-1 Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 93518 10-in. 2/27/1941 K.M.A. blues-1 Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 93519 10-in. 2/27/1941 Trouble and whiskey-1 Roosevelt Sykes instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 93787 10-in. 11/16/1941 When it's sleepy time down south Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 93788 10-in. 11/16/1941 Leap frog Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 93789 10-in. 11/16/1941 I used to love you (but it's all over now) Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 93790 10-in. 11/16/1941 (I'll be glad when you're dead) You rascal you Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 102612 Muskrat ramble Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca DLA 2974 10-in. 4/17/1942 (Get some) Cash for your trash Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca DLA 2975 10-in. 4/17/1942 Among my souvenirs Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca DLA 2976 10-in. 4/17/1942 Coquette Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca DLA 2977 10-in. 4/17/1942 I never knew Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca SRC 845 10-in. 1946 Going back to Washington Bill De Arango instrumentalist, drums  
Decca SRC 846 10-in. 1946 Did you ever set to thinkin' Bill De Arango instrumentalist, drums  
Decca SRC 847 10-in. 1946 Susie Bee Bill De Arango instrumentalist, drums  
Decca SRC 848 10-in. 1946 I ain't gonna marry Bill De Arango instrumentalist, drums  
Decca SRC 857 10-in. 5/3/1946 The jeep is jumpin' Bill De Arango instrumentalist, drums  
Decca SRC 858 10-in. 5/3/1946 I got it bad and that ain't good Bill De Arango instrumentalist, drums  
Decca SRC 859 10-in. 5/3/1946 Dark corners Bill De Arango instrumentalist, drums  
Decca SRC 860 10-in. 5/3/1946 Blues Mr. Brim Bill De Arango instrumentalist, drums  
Decca SRC 861 10-in. 5/15/1946 Frog and mule Ben Webster Quintet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca SRC 862 10-in. 5/16/1946 Spang Ben Webster Quintet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca SRC 863 10-in. 5/15/1946 Doctor Keets Ben Webster Quintet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca SRC 864 10-in. 5/15/1946 Park and Tilford blues Ben Webster Quintet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca T-1950 12-in. 4/14/1944 These foolish things (remind me of you) Herbie Fields and his Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca T-1951 12-in. 4/14/1944 You can depend on me Herbie Fields and his Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca T-1953 10-in. 4/14/1944 Blues in C minor Herbie Fields and his Band instrumentalist, drums  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Catlett, Sid," accessed December 3, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109211.

Catlett, Sid. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109211.

"Catlett, Sid." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 3 December 2020.

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