Shad Collins

Lester Rallingston "Shad" Collins (June 27, 1910 – June 6, 1978) was an American jazz trumpet player, composer and arranger, who played in several leading bands between the 1930s and 1950s, including those led by Chick Webb, Benny Carter, Count Basie, Lester Young, Cab Calloway and Sam "The Man" Taylor.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 27th, 1910 (Elizabeth), Died June 6th, 1978 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Notes: Real name Lester Rallingston Collins.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-06462 10-in. 3/26/1937 The love bug will bite you (if you don't watch out) Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-06463 10-in. 3/26/1937 Would you like to buy a dream? Beatrice Douglas ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-06464 10-in. 3/26/1937 Big Boy Blue Bill Dillard ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-06465 10-in. 3/26/1937 Where is the sun? Beatrice Douglas ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-06466 10-in. 3/26/1937 The Harlem twister Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-06467 10-in. 3/26/1937 My Marie Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-07925 10-in. 4/23/1937 I know now Bill Dillard ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-07926 10-in. 4/23/1937 The lady who couldn't be kissed Bill Dillard ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-07927 10-in. 4/23/1937 (Have you forgotten) The you and me that used to be Bill Dillard ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-07928 10-in. 4/23/1937 A study in brown Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-07929 10-in. 4/23/1937 Twilight in Turkey Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-07930 10-in. 4/23/1937 China boy Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-062747 10-in. 3/10/1941 Blitzkrieg baby Una Mae Carlisle ; Les Young Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-062748 10-in. 3/10/1941 Beautiful eyes Una Mae Carlisle ; Les Young Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-062749 10-in. 3/10/1941 There'll be some changes made Una Mae Carlisle ; Les Young Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-062750 10-in. 3/10/1941 It's sad but true Una Mae Carlisle ; Les Young Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Gramophone 0LA1894 10-in. 7/12/1937 I've found a new baby Dicky Wells Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38693 10-in. 9/19/1934 Shout, sister, shout Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38694 10-in. 9/19/1934 Mister, will you serenade? Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38695 10-in. 9/19/1934 The Darktown Strutters' Ball Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38696 10-in. 9/19/1934 The Sheik of Araby Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38785 10-in. 10/3/1934 Ol' man river Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38786 10-in. 10/3/1934 I ain't got nobody Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38787 10-in. 10/3/1934 I'm a ding dong Daddy Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38788 10-in. 10/3/1934 She'll be coming round the mountain Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Collins, Shad," accessed October 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109944.

Collins, Shad. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109944.

"Collins, Shad." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 October 2021.

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