Ed Cuffee

Edward Emerson Cuffee (June 7, 1902 in Norfolk, Virginia – January 3, 1959 in New York City) was an American jazz trombonist.

Cuffee moved to New York in the 1920s, where he recorded with Clarence Williams (1927–29) and played with Bingie Madison. He played in McKinney's Cotton Pickers (1929–34) and in Fletcher Henderson's band (1935–38), then with Leon Abbey (1940 and subsequently), Count Basie (1941), Chris Columbus (1944), and Bunk Johnson (1947). Cuffee quit playing professionally after the late 1940s. Cuffee has sometimes been incorrectly referred to as Cuffee Davidson because of erroneous early sources.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 7th, 1902 (Norfolk), Died January 3rd, 1959 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-58543 10-in. 1/31/1930 I'll make fun for you McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; George Thomas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-58544 10-in. 1/31/1930 Words can't express McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; George Thomas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-58545 10-in. 1/31/1930 If I could be with you one hour to-night McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; George Thomas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-58546 10-in. 2/3/1930 Honeysuckle rose McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-58547 10-in. 2/3/1930 Then someone's in love McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-59140 10-in. 2/3/1930 Zonky McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-59141 10-in. 2/3/1930 Trav'lin' all alone McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; George Thomas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal chorus instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-63195 10-in. 11/5/1930 I want your love McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; Dave Wilborn Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-63196 10-in. 11/5/1930 Hello McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; Dave Wilborn Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-64002 10-in. 7/28/1930 Just a shade corn McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; Dave Wilborn Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-64003 10-in. 7/28/1930 Baby won't you please come home McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; George Thomas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-64004 10-in. 7/29/1930 Okay, baby McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; George Thomas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-64005 10-in. 7/29/1930 Blues sure have got me McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; Don Redman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-64006 10-in. 7/30/1930 Hullabaloo McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; Dave Wilborn Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-64007 10-in. 7/30/1930 I want a little girl McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; George Thomas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-64008 10-in. 7/31/1930 Cotton picker's scat McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; George Thomas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-64055 10-in. 12/17/1930 To whom it may concern Lois Deppe ; McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-64056 10-in. 12/17/1930 You're driving me crazy McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; Dave Wilborn Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-64058 10-in. 12/18/1930 Come a little closer Quentin Jackson ; McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-64605 10-in. 11/3/1930 Talk to me McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; Don Redman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-64606 10-in. 11/3/1930 Rocky road McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; Don Redman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-64608 10-in. 11/4/1930 Never swat a fly McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-64609 10-in. 11/5/1930 After all, you're all I'm after George Bias ; McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-64610 10-in. 11/5/1930 I miss a little miss George Bias ; McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-100360 10-in. 4/9/1936 I'm a fool for loving you Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
(Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cuffee, Ed," accessed November 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109670.

Cuffee, Ed. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109670.

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

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