Johnny Dunn

Johnny Dunn (February 19, 1897 – August 20, 1937) was an American traditional jazz trumpeter and vaudeville performer, who was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He is probably best known for his work during the 1920s with musicians such as Perry Bradford or Noble Sissle. He has been compared in sound and style to both King Oliver and Louis Armstrong. In 1922, he recorded as a member of Mamie Smith's Jazz Hounds, together with Garvin Bushell, Coleman Hawkins, Everett Robbins, Bubber Miley and Herb Flemming.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 19th, 1897 (Memphis), Died August 20th, 1937 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, composer, cornet, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 79983 10-in. 9/12/1921 Nervous blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79989 10-in. 9/15/1921 Vampin' Liza Jane Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79993 10-in. 9/23/1921 Old time blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80014 10-in. 9/29/1921 Frankie Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80111 10-in. 12/21/1921 I don't want nobody blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80112 10-in. 12/21/1921 The West Texas blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80113 10-in. 12/21/1921 Bugle blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80114 10-in. 12/21/1921 Birmingham blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80214 10-in. 2/23/1922 Put and take Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80215 10-in. 2/23/1922 Moanful blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80356 10-in. 5/19/1922 Mammy, I'm thinking of you Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80357 10-in. 5/19/1922 Take it 'cause it's all yours Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80382 10-in. 6/9/1922 He may be your man (but he comes to see me sometimes) Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80383 10-in. 6/9/1922 Rules and regulations "signed Razor Jim" Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80449 10-in. 7/13/1922 Lonesome mama blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80450 10-in. 7/13/1922 What do you care (what I do) Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80529 10-in. 8/18/1922 Four o'clock blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Columbia 80530 10-in. 8/18/1922 Hawaiian blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80554 10-in. 9/18/1922 Evil blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80555 10-in. 9/18/1922 Pensacola blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80683 10-in. 11/22/1922 Dixie blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80684 10-in. 11/22/1922 He used to be your man but he's my man now Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80735 10-in. 12/16/1922 Memphis, Tennessee Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80736 10-in. 12/16/1922 What did Deacon Mose do (when the lights went out) Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80859 10-in. 2/13/1923 Hallelujah blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dunn, Johnny," accessed April 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109950.

Dunn, Johnny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109950.

"Dunn, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 April 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109950

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