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Joseph Reinhardt

Joseph "Nin-Nin" Reinhardt (1912-1982) was the younger brother of the famous jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and played rhythm guitar on most of Django's pre-war recordings, especially those with the Paris-based Quintette du Hot Club de France between 1934 and 1939. From 1943 onwards he also made recordings which show him to be a gypsy jazz stylist of some distinction, and with his own guitar voice somewhat distinct from Django's. He was an early pioneer of the amplified jazz guitar in France and performed for years on a home-made instrument of his own design.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 1st, 1912 (Paris), Died February 7th, 1982 (Bondy)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 35 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 0LA1059 10-in. 5/4/1936 Oriental shuffle Quintet of the Hot Club of France Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, guitar  
Gramophone 0LA1061 10-in. 5/4/1936 Are you in the mood? Quintet of the Hot Club of France Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, guitar  
Gramophone 0LA1062 10-in. 5/4/1936 Limehouse blues Stephane Grappelli ; Quintette du Hot Club de France ; Django Reinhardt Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, guitar  
Gramophone 0LA1290 10-in. 10/15/1936 Nagasaki Stephane Grappelli ; Quintette du Hot Club de France ; Django Reinhardt Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, guitar  
Gramophone 0LA1291 10-in. 10/15/1936 Swing guitars Stephane Grappelli ; Hot Club de France. Quintette ; Django Reinhardt Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, guitar  
Gramophone 0LA1292 10-in. 10/15/1936 Georgia on my mind Quintet of the Hot Club of France ; Freddy Taylor Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Gramophone 0LA1293 10-in. 10/15/1936 Shine Stephane Grappelli ; Quintette du Hot Club de France ; Django Reinhardt ; Freddy Taylor Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Gramophone 0LA1294 10-in. 10/15/1936 In the still of the night Quintet of the Hot Club of France Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, guitar  
Gramophone 0LA1990 10-in. 11/25/1937 Minor's swing Quintette du Hot Club de France Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, guitar  
Gramophone 0LA1991 10-in. 11/25/1937 Viper's dream Quintette du Hot Club de France Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, guitar  
Gramophone 0LA1994 10-in. 12/7/1937 Paramount stomp Quintette du Hot Club de France Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Gramophone 0LA1995 10-in. 12/7/1937 Swinging with Django Quintette du Hot Club de France Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 2009HPP 10-in. 9/30/1935 St. Louis blues Stephane Grappelli ; Django Reinhardt instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 2035HPP 10-in. October 1935 Limehouse blues Stephane Grappelli ; Django Reinhardt instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 2079HPP 10-in. 10/21/1935 I've found a new baby Stephane Grappelli ; Django Reinhardt instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 2081HPP 10-in. 10/21/1935 China boy Stephane Grappelli ; Django Reinhardt instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 2082HPP 10-in. 10/21/1935 Moonglow Stephane Grappelli ; Django Reinhardt instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 2083HPP 10-in. 10/21/1935 It don't mean a thing Stephane Grappelli ; Django Reinhardt instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DR 2879 10-in. 8/20/1938 Lambeth walk Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DR 2880 10-in. 8/20/1938 Why shouldn't I care? Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 4209 10-in. 6/14/1938 Billet doux Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 4211 10-in. 6/14/1938 Them there eyes Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 4212 10-in. 6/14/1938 Three little words Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 4213 10-in. 6/14/1938 Appel indirect Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 4969 10-in. 3/21/1939 Swing 39 Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 35 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Reinhardt, Joseph," accessed August 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110872.

Reinhardt, Joseph. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110872.

"Reinhardt, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110872

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