Avery Parrish

James Avery Parrish (January 24, 1917 – December 10, 1959) was an American jazz pianist, composer and arranger. He wrote and recorded "After Hours". Injuries from a bar fight in 1943 ended his career as a pianist.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 24th, 1917 (Birmingham), Died December 10th, 1959 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 68 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-026855 10-in. 9/12/1938 (Shango, shango, shangoree) Rockin' rollers' jubilee Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-026856 10-in. 9/12/1938 I'm madly in love with you Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Merle Turner Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-026857 10-in. 9/12/1938 Let this be a warning to you, baby Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-026858 10-in. 9/12/1938 Miss Hallelujah Brown Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-026859 10-in. 9/12/1938 Weary blues Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-026860 10-in. 9/12/1938 King Porter stomp Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-027958 10-in. 10/20/1938 Strictly swing Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Victor BS-027959 10-in. 10/20/1938 Do you want to jump, children? Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-027960 10-in. 10/20/1938 (Oh! Oh!) What do you know about love? Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Ida James Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-027961 10-in. 10/20/1938 A study in blue Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-027962 10-in. 10/20/1938 Easy rider (I wonder where my easy rider's gone) Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-027963 10-in. 10/20/1938 Because of you Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-035719 10-in. 4/8/1939 "I," the living "I" Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Ida James Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-035720 10-in. 4/8/1939 Let the punishment fit the crime Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-035721 10-in. 4/8/1939 Swing out (Theme song of Erskine Hawkins) Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-035722 10-in. 4/8/1939 Raid the joint Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-036943 10-in. 5/14/1939 Big-wig in the wigwam Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Ida James Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-036944 10-in. 5/14/1939 Polka dotty (Come out tonight) Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-036945 10-in. 5/14/1939 No soap Julius Dash ; Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with saxophone solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-036946 10-in. 5/14/1939 Swingin' on Lenox Avenue Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-038418 10-in. 7/18/1939 Hot platter Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-038419 10-in. 7/18/1939 Gin mill special Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-038420 10-in. 7/18/1939 Cherry Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-038421 10-in. 7/18/1939 Tuxedo Junction Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-038422 10-in. 7/18/1939 Weddin' blues Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 68 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Parrish, Avery," accessed August 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109800.

Parrish, Avery. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109800.

"Parrish, Avery." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109800

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