Paul Bascomb

Paul Bascomb ((1912-02-12)February 12, 1912, Birmingham, Alabama – December 2, 1986(1986-12-02) (aged 74), Chicago) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, noted for his extended tenure with Erskine Hawkins. He is a 1979 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.

Bascomb was a founding member of the Bama State Collegians, which was led by Erskine Hawkins and eventually became his big band. Bascomb's brother Dud played in this ensemble as well. Bascomb remained in this ensemble until 1944, aside from a brief interval in 1938–39 where he played in Count Basie's orchestra after Herschel Evans's death. From 1944 to 1947 he and Dud co-led a septet which evolved into a big band. He recorded for States Records in 1952; these sides were reissued by Delmark Records in the 1970s. From 1953 to 1955 he recorded for Parrot. was active as a performer nearly up until the time of his death.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 12th, 1912 (Birmingham), Died December 2nd, 1986 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: saxophone, tenor saxophone, arranger, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 39 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-051260 10-in. 6/10/1940 Junction blues Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-051261 10-in. 6/10/1940 Sweet Georgia Brown Paul Bascomb ; Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with tenor saxophone solo instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-057362 10-in. 11/6/1940 Put yourself in my place Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-057363 10-in. 11/6/1940 Norfolk Ferry Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-057364 10-in. 11/6/1940 Soft winds Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-057365 10-in. 11/6/1940 Nona Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-057724 10-in. 11/20/1940 Rifftime Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-057725 10-in. 11/20/1940 I know a secret Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-057726 10-in. 11/20/1940 S'posin' Dolores Brown ; Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-057727 10-in. 11/20/1940 To-night you belong to me Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-060404 10-in. 1/22/1941 Keep cool fool Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-060405 10-in. 1/22/1941 No use squawkin' Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-060406 10-in. 1/22/1941 Who's beatin' my time with you? Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Ida James Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-065727 10-in. 5/15/1941 Uncle Bud Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-065728 10-in. 5/15/1941 Blackout Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-065729 10-in. 5/15/1941 Blue sea Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-065730 10-in. 5/15/1941 I love you truly Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Ida James ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal quartet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-065731 10-in. 5/15/1941 Shipyard ramble Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-065908 10-in. 5/27/1941 Hey Doc! Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-065909 10-in. 5/27/1941 So long, Shorty Wilbur Bascomb ; Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Ida James Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and trumpet solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-065910 10-in. 5/27/1941 I'm in a low down groove Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-065911 10-in. 5/27/1941 Night after night Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Ida James Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-067546 10-in. 8/8/1941 Someone's rocking my dream boat Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-067547 10-in. 8/8/1941 Jumpin' in a julep joint Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Ida James Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068712 10-in. 12/22/1941 Sometimes Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 39 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bascomb, Paul," accessed October 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110877.

Bascomb, Paul. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110877.

"Bascomb, Paul." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110877

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.