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 24, 1917 (Birmingham), Died December 10, 1959 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 79 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-041378 10-in. 10/2/1939 You can't escape from me Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-041379 10-in. 10/2/1939 Rehearsal in love Dolores Brown ; Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-041380 10-in. 10/2/1939 Satan does the rhumba Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-041381 10-in. 10/2/1939 More than you know Dolores Brown ; Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-041382 10-in. 10/2/1939 Uptown shuffle Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-045784 10-in. 12/20/1939 I hadn't anyone till you Dolores Brown ; Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-045785 10-in. 12/20/1939 Baltimore bounce Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-045786 10-in. 12/20/1939 Fine and mellow Dolores Brown ; Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-045787 10-in. 12/20/1939 Saboo (Doing the saboo) Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-047277 10-in. 2/27/1940 Dolomite Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-047278 10-in. 2/27/1940 Midnight stroll Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-047279 10-in. 2/27/1940 Whispering grass Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-047280 10-in. 2/27/1940 Gabriel meets the duke Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-050157 10-in. 4/26/1940 Song of the wanderer (Where shall I go?) Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-050158 10-in. 4/26/1940 Too many dreams Dolores Brown ; Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-050159 10-in. 4/26/1940 You bring me down Dolores Brown ; Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-051260 10-in. 6/10/1940 Junction blues Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-051261 10-in. 6/10/1940 Sweet Georgia Brown Paul Bascomb ; Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with tenor saxophone solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-051262 10-in. 6/10/1940 Ashes in the tray Dolores Brown ; Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-051263 10-in. 6/10/1940 Five o'clock whistle Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-051264 10-in. 6/10/1940 After hours Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Avery Parrish Jazz/dance band, with piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-057362 10-in. 11/6/1940 Put yourself in my place Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-057363 10-in. 11/6/1940 Norfolk Ferry Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-057364 10-in. 11/6/1940 Soft winds Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-057365 10-in. 11/6/1940 Nona Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 26-50 of 79 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Parrish, Avery," accessed January 26, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109800.

Parrish, Avery. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 26, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109800.

"Parrish, Avery." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 26 January 2023.

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