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 51-60 of 60 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 74918 5/13/1949 That's the gal for me Sy Oliver Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 74919 5/13/1949 When my sugar walks down the street Sy Oliver Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 75241 9/8/1949 Do your duty Billie Holiday instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 75242 9/8/1949 Gimme a pigfoot and a bottle of beer Billie Holiday instrumentalist, trumpet  
Signature SRC 439 10-in. approximately 1947 Come down baby Dickie Wells' Blue Seven ; Cousin Joe instrumentalist, trumpet  
Signature SRC 440 10-in. approximately 1947 Bachelor's blues Dickie Wells' Blue Seven ; Cousin Joe instrumentalist, trumpet  
Signature SRC 441 10-in. approximately 1947 Don't pay me no mind Dickie Wells' Blue Seven ; Cousin Joe instrumentalist, trumpet  
Signature SRC 442 10-in. approximately 1947 I had to stop to conquer you, baby Dickie Wells' Blue Seven ; Cousin Joe instrumentalist, trumpet  
Signature SRC 443 10-in. approximately 1947 Blues, part 1 Dickie Wells' Blue Seven ; Cousin Joe instrumentalist, trumpet  
Signature SRC 444 10-in. approximately 1947 Blues, part 2 Dickie Wells' Blue Seven ; Cousin Joe instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 51-60 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109944

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