Bill Beason

William Beason (March 6, 1908 – August 15, 1988) was an American swing jazz drummer born in Louisville, Kentucky. At the height of his career, he recorded with Django Reinhardt.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 6, 1908 (Louisville), Died August 15, 1988 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums, traps

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 82 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-64313 10-in. 10/9/1930 Gambling Jack Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-64314 10-in. 10/9/1930 Fickle Fay creep Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
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, drums  
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, drums  
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, drums  
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, drums  
Victor BS-06466 10-in. 3/26/1937 The Harlem twister Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-06467 10-in. 3/26/1937 My Marie Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
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, drums  
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, drums  
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, drums  
Victor BS-07928 10-in. 4/23/1937 A study in brown Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-07929 10-in. 4/23/1937 Twilight in Turkey Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-07930 10-in. 4/23/1937 China boy Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-030354 10-in. 12/6/1938 I got ya Don Redman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-030355 10-in. 12/6/1938 I'm playing solitaire Don Redman Orchestra ; Quentin Jackson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-030356 10-in. 12/6/1938 Auld lang syne Don Redman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-030357 10-in. 12/6/1938 Sweet Leilani Don Redman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-030358 10-in. 12/6/1938 'Deed I do Don Redman Orchestra ; Laurel Watson Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-030359 10-in. 12/6/1938 Down home rag Don Redman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, traps  
Gramophone 0LA1888 10-in. 7/7/1937 Hangin' around Boudon Bill Coleman ; Dicky Wells Orchestra Jazz/dance quintet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Gramophone 0LA1894 10-in. 7/12/1937 I've found a new baby Dicky Wells Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Gramophone 0LA1899 10-in. 7/12/1937 Dicky Wells blues Sam Allen ; Bill Beason ; Roger Chaput ; Dicky Wells Trombone solo, with piano, guitar, and drums instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65903 10-in. 6/29/1939 Betcha nickel Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 65904 10-in. 6/29/1939 Stairway to the stars Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 1-25 of 82 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Beason, Bill," accessed May 28, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110397.

Beason, Bill. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 28, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110397.

"Beason, Bill." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 28 May 2024.

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