Bubber Miley

James Wesley "Bubber" Miley (April 3, 1903 – May 20, 1932) was an American early jazz trumpet and cornet player, specializing in the use of the plunger mute.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 3rd, 1903 (Aiken), Died May 20th, 1932 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1932

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, composer, cornet, leader, director

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-41245 10-in. 12/19/1927 East St. Louis toodle-oo Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, director, piano, composer, drums, banjo, clarinet, tenor saxophone, trumpet, session supervisor, trombone, Musical group  
Victor BVE-41246 10-in. 12/19/1927 Blue bubbles Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, string bass, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, director, piano, composer, drums, banjo, clarinet, tenor saxophone, trumpet, session supervisor, trombone  
Victor BVE-49655 10-in. 1/16/1929 Doin' the voom voom Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone, string bass, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, director, piano, composer, drums, banjo, trumpet, trombone  
Victor BVE-58183 10-in. 1/10/1930 What is this thing called love? Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, trumpet, Musical group, composer, director, lyricist  
Victor BVE-59532 10-in. 3/19/1930 Little Lawrence Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band director, Musical group, instrumentalist, trombone, guitar, piano, composer, trumpet, drums, tuba  
Victor BVE-59533 10-in. 3/19/1930 Harmony blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band director, Musical group, instrumentalist, trombone, guitar, piano, composer, trumpet, drums, tuba  
Victor BVE-62232 10-in. 5/16/1930 I lost my gal from Memphis Mileage Makers ; Bubber Miley Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor, director, lyricist, composer, vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, trumpet, Musical group, leader  
Victor BVE-62233 10-in. 5/16/1930 Without you, Emaline Mileage Makers ; Bubber Miley Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, director, vocalist, tenor vocal, lyricist, session supervisor, instrumentalist, trumpet, Musical group, leader  
Victor BVE-64316 10-in. 10/10/1930 Bolero Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, trumpet, Musical group, director  
Victor BRC-69993 10-in. 6/30/1931 Take it from me (I'm takin' to you) Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Lee Wiley Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, trumpet, Musical group, director  
Victor LBRC-71836 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 2/9/1932 East St. Louis toddle Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, leader, instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone, string bass, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, piano, drums, banjo, trumpet, trombone, valve trombone, composer  
Victor LBSHQ-71837 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 2/9/1932 East St. Louis toddle Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, leader, instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone, string bass, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, piano, drums, banjo, trumpet, trombone, valve trombone, composer  
Brunswick 13878-13880 10-in. 10/7/1924 Down in the mouth blues Texas Blues Destroyers Cornet and organ duet composer, Musical group  
Brunswick 13881-13883 10-in. 10/7/1924 Lenox Avenue shuffle Texas Blues Destroyers Cornet and organ duet composer, Musical group  
Brunswick E21636-E21638 10-in. 2/28/1927 East St. Louis toodle-oo Duke Ellington ; Kentucky Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, Musical group, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Brunswick E21871-E21873 10-in. 3/14/1927 East St. Louis toodle-o Duke Ellington ; Kentucky Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, piano, Musical group, composer  
Edison 9707 10-in. 9/15/1924 Sweet man Joe Josephine Miles Female vocal solo, with cornet and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer, cornet  
Edison 9762 10-in. 10/2/1924 Sweet man Joe Kansas City Five ; Josephine Miles Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble vocalist, Musical group, composer  
Vocalion E4110-E4111 10-in. 11/29/1926 East St. Louis toodle-o Duke Ellington ; Kentucky Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, leader, instrumentalist, piano, Musical group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Miley, Bubber," accessed June 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110995.

Miley, Bubber. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110995.

"Miley, Bubber." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 June 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110995

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