Jimmy Bertrand

Jimmy Bertrand (24 February 1900 – August 1960) was an American jazz and blues drummer.

Bertrand was born in Biloxi, Mississippi and was active on the Chicago blues/jazz scene of the 1920s. Bertrand recorded with Louis Armstrong, Johnny Dodds, Tampa Red, Ma Rainey, Freddie Keppard, Erskine Tate, Big Bill Broonzy, Doc Cook, Jimmy Blythe, Lee Collins, and Blind Blake amongst many others. In addition he led Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards.

As well as drums and washboard, Bertrand also played the xylophone and slide whistle.

He was also a noted instructor; his pupils included Wallace Bishop, Lionel Hampton, and Big Sid Catlett.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 24th, 1900 (Biloxi), Died August 1st, 1960

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: washboard, drums, leader, percussion, xylophone

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-48711 10-in. 12/10/1928 Transatlantic stomp E. C. Cobb and his Corn-Eaters Instrumental ensemble Performer, drums, xylophone  
Victor BVE-48712 10-in. 12/10/1928 Barrell house stomp E. C. Cobb and his Corn-Eaters Instrumental ensemble Performer, drums, xylophone  
Victor BVE-48755 10-in. 12/14/1928 Rolling mill stomp State Street Stompers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Performer, drums  
Victor BVE-48756 10-in. 12/14/1928 Panama blues State Street Stompers Jazz/dance band Performer, drums  
Victor BS-75495 10-in. 5/3/1933 Old Man Harlem Eddie South International Orchestra ; Wilton Hinton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Performer, drums  
Victor BS-75496 10-in. 5/3/1933 No more blues Eddie South International Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Performer, drums  
Victor BS-75497 10-in. 5/3/1933 Nagasaki Everett Barksdale ; Eddie South International Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Performer, drums  
Victor BS-75862 10-in. 6/12/1933 My! Oh, my! Eddie South International Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Performer, drums  
Victor BS-75863 10-in. 6/12/1933 Mamma mockingbird Eddie South International Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Performer, drums  
Victor BS-75864 10-in. 6/12/1933 Gotta go! Everett Barksdale ; Eddie South International Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet Performer, drums  
Brunswick C353-C354 10-in. 5/29/1926 Little bits Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards Instrumental trio Performer  
Brunswick C355-C356 10-in. 5/29/1926 Struggling Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards Instrumental trio Performer  
Brunswick C644-C645 10-in. 9/16/1926 Idle hour special Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards Instrumental quartet Performer  
Brunswick C646-C647 10-in. 9/16/1926 47th Street stomp Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards Instrumental quartet Performer  
Brunswick C783-C784 10-in. 4/21/1927 Easy come easy go blues Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards Instrumental quartet Performer, washboard  
Brunswick C785-C786 10-in. 4/21/1927 The blues stampede Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards Instrumental quartet Performer, washboard  
Brunswick C787-C788 10-in. 4/21/1927 I’m goin’ huntin’ Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards Instrumental quartet Performer, washboard  
Brunswick C789-C790 10-in. 4/21/1927 If you want to be my sugar papa (You gotta be sweet to me) Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards Instrumental quartet Performer, washboard  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bertrand, Jimmy," accessed September 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110398.

Bertrand, Jimmy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110398.

"Bertrand, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 September 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110398

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