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 26-50 of 60 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||64851||10-in.||1/5/1939||My heart belongs to Daddy||Count Basie Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||64852||10-in.||1/5/1939||Sing for your supper||Count Basie Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||64978||10-in.||2/2/1939||You can depend on me||Count Basie Sextet||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||64979||10-in.||2/3/1939||Cherokee, part 1||Count Basie Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||64980||10-in.||2/3/1939||Cherokee, part 2||Count Basie Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||64981||10-in.||2/3/1939||Blame it on my last affair||Count Basie Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||64982||10-in.||2/4/1939||Jive at five||Count Basie Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||64983||10-in.||2/4/1939||Thursday-1||Count Basie Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||64984||10-in.||2/4/1939||Evil blues-1||Count Basie Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||64985||10-in.||2/4/1939||Oh, Lady be good-1||Count Basie Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||67781||10-in.||5/20/1940||Night hop||Benny Carter Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||67782||10-in.||5/20/1940||Pom pom||Benny Carter Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||67783||10-in.||5/20/1940||O.K. for baby (Okay for baby CD MCA-GRP 2629-2/2)||Benny Carter Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||67784||10-in.||5/20/1940||Serenade to a sarong||Benny Carter Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||68920||10-in.||4/3/1941||The goon drag||Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||68921||10-in.||4/3/1941||Things 'bout coming my way||Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||68922||10-in.||4/3/1941||Lead me Daddy straight to the bar||Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||68923||10-in.||4/3/1941||Just jivin' around||Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||69114||10-in.||5/1/1941||I'm my baby's baby||Buddy Johnson and his Band||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||69115||10-in.||5/1/1941||New Please Mr. Johnson||Buddy Johnson and his Band||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||69116||10-in.||5/1/1941||It's the gold||Buddy Johnson and his Band||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||69117||10-in.||5/1/1941||Troyon Club swing||Buddy Johnson and his Band||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||69118||10-in.||5/1/1941||Southern exposure||Buddy Johnson and his Band||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||74916||5/13/1949||Caravan||Sy Oliver Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||74917||5/13/1949||Nine o'clock gal||Sy Oliver Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Collins, Shad," accessed December 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109944.
Collins, Shad. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109944.
"Collins, Shad." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 December 2021.
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