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 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  
(Results 26-50 of 60 records)

Citation

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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