John Lindsay

John Lindsay, also Johnny Lindsay or John Lindsey (born August 23, 1894, New Orleans - died July 3, 1950, Chicago) was an American jazz double-bassist and trombonist, active in the New Orleans and Chicago jazz scenes.

Lindsay learned both instruments while young and played trombone in a military band and in ensembles late in the 1910s. In New Orleans, he played with John Robichaux and A.J. Piron's Olympia Orchestra; Lindsay was Piron's trombonist on recordings made in New York City in 1923-1924. He was in Dewey Jackson's riverboat band in 1924, then relocated to Chicago, where he played with Willie Hightower, Carroll Dickerson, Lil Hardin, and Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers. Most of his playing in Chicago and subsequently was on bass rather than trombone. Later in his career he toured nationally with Louis Armstrong (1931–32), Richard M. Jones, Jimmie Noone, Punch Miller, Johnny Dodds, Chippie Hill, Georgia White, Harlem Hamfats, and Baby Dodds.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 23rd, 1894 (New Orleans), Died July 3rd, 1950 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-36239 10-in. 9/15/1926 Black bottom stomp Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-36240 10-in. 9/15/1926 Smoke-house blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-36241 10-in. 9/15/1926 The chant Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-36283 10-in. 9/21/1926 Sidewalk blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with talk instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-36284 10-in. 9/21/1926 Dead man blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with talk instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-36285 10-in. 9/21/1926 Steamboat stomp Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with talk instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-37254 10-in. 12/16/1926 Someday sweetheart Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-37255 10-in. 12/16/1926 Grandpa's spells Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-37256 10-in. 12/16/1926 Original Jelly-Roll Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-37257 10-in. 12/16/1926 Doctor Jazz stomp Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BVE-37258 10-in. 12/16/1926 Cannon ball Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053432 10-in. 9/6/1940 Blues for you, Johnny Sidney Bechet ; Herb Jeffries ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance quintet with male vocal solo (take 2: no vocal) instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053433 10-in. 9/6/1940 Ain't misbehavin' Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053434 10-in. 9/6/1940 Save it, pretty mama Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053435 10-in. 9/6/1940 Stompy Jones Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Columbia 38824 10-in. 5/3/1913 Aisha Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 38926 10-in. 6/27/1913 Aisha Mike Bernard Piano solo composer  
Columbia W152086 10-in. 1/25/1932 Between the devil and the deep blue sea Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Columbia W152092 10-in. 1/27/1932 All of me Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Columbia W152093 10-in. 1/27/1932 Home Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
OKeh W152087 10-in. 1/25/1932 Kickin' the gong around Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
OKeh W405058 10-in. 11/3/1931 Lazy river Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
OKeh W405059 10-in. 11/3/1931 Chinatown, my Chinatown Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and talk instrumentalist, string bass  
OKeh W405060 10-in. 11/4/1931 Wrap your troubles in dreams (And dream your troubles away) Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
OKeh W405061 10-in. 11/4/1931 Star dust Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
OKeh W405062 10-in. 11/5/1931 You can depend on me Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
OKeh W405063 10-in. 11/5/1931 Georgia on my mind Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
OKeh W405064 10-in. 11/6/1931 The lonesome road Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, male vocal ensemble, and talk instrumentalist, string bass  
OKeh W405065 10-in. 11/6/1931 I got rhythm Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with talk instrumentalist, string bass  
OKeh W405154 10-in. 3/2/1932 Love, you funny thing! Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
OKeh W405155 10-in. 3/11/1932 New tiger rag Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with talk instrumentalist, string bass  
OKeh W405166 10-in. 3/11/1932 Keepin' out of mischief now Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
OKeh W405167 10-in. 3/11/1932 Lawd, you made the night too long Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Brunswick XE27869 12-in. 7/18/1928 Aisha International Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Edison 2468 10-in. 9/25/1913 Aisha Edison Concert Band Band composer  
Decca 62637 10-in. 10/5/1937 Georgia man Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62638 10-in. 10/5/1937 All night blues Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62639 10-in. 10/5/1937 Away all the time Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62640 10-in. 10/5/1937 The stuff is here Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62641 10-in. 10/5/1937 Strewin' your mess Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62642 10-in. 10/5/1937 Fare Thee honey fare Thee well Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62643 10-in. 10/5/1937 Let your linen hang low-1 Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62644 10-in. 10/5/1937 If you're a viper Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62645 10-in. 10/5/1937 Rosetta blues Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62646 10-in. 10/5/1937 It's your turn Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62647 10-in. 10/5/1937 Let's fall in love again-1 Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62648 10-in. 10/5/1937 Worried mind blues Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62649 10-in. 10/6/1937 Rattlesnake bite Jimmie Gordon instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62650 10-in. 10/6/1937 I believe I been hoodood Jimmie Gordon instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62651 10-in. 10/6/1937 She wants to rattle me all the time Jimmie Gordon instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62652 10-in. 10/6/1937 Plenty trouble on your hand Jimmie Gordon instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62653 10-in. 10/6/1937 Gimme some of that yum yum yum Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62654 10-in. 10/6/1937 Hoodoo women Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62655 10-in. 10/6/1937 Mama's bad luck child Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62656 10-in. 10/6/1937 Mean baby blues Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62657 10-in. 10/6/1937 Tempo de bucket The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62658 10-in. 10/6/1937 You got the devil to pay The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62659 10-in. 10/6/1937 Time's a wastin' The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62660 10-in. 10/6/1937 Black gal you better use your head The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62661 10-in. 10/6/1937 Root hog or die The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62662 10-in. 10/6/1937 You got to be satisfied The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62663 10-in. 10/6/1937 Toodoe oo blues The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62664 10-in. 10/6/1937 Rampart and Gravier blues The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62665 10-in. 10/6/1937 What's on your mind? The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 62674 10-in. 10/8/1937 Broken hearted blues The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63624 10-in. 4/20/1938 Don't start no stuff The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63635 10-in. 4/21/1938 Let me feel it The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63636 10-in. 4/21/1938 Little girl The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63637 10-in. 4/21/1938 I'd rather be with you The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63638 10-in. 4/21/1938 I'm in so much trouble now The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63639 10-in. 4/21/1938 I believe I'll make a change The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63640 10-in. 4/21/1938 It will never happen again Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63641 10-in. 4/21/1938 Trading old love for new Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63642 10-in. 4/21/1938 Stay on it Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63643 10-in. 4/21/1938 Delta bound Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63644 10-in. 4/21/1938 You got to go when the wagon comes Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63645 10-in. 4/21/1938 How long baby Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63646 10-in. 4/21/1938 Harlem jamboree Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63662 10-in. 4/22/1938 Mellow little devil The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63663 10-in. 4/22/1938 The barefoot boy The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63664 10-in. 4/22/1938 She loves so good Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63665 10-in. 4/22/1938 Riff it Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63666 10-in. 4/22/1938 Some sweet day Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63667 10-in. 4/22/1938 I'm gonna steal you Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63668 10-in. 4/22/1938 I knocks myself out Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63669 10-in. 4/22/1938 They put the big britches on me Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63670 10-in. 4/22/1938 What is that smells like gravy? Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63671 10-in. 4/22/1938 Every dog must have his day Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63672 10-in. 4/22/1938 Fare you well Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63673 10-in. 4/22/1938 Stavin' chain Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63674 10-in. 4/22/1938 County jail blues Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 63675 10-in. 4/22/1938 Gonna ride 74 Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 65597 10-in. 5/18/1939 The way I'm feelin' Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 65598 10-in. 5/18/1939 Married woman blues Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 65599 10-in. 5/18/1939 How do you think I feel Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 65600 10-in. 5/18/1939 Fire in the mountain Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 65601 10-in. 5/18/1939 When the red sun turns to gray (I'll be back) Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 65652 10-in. 5/26/1939 Hydrant love Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 65653 10-in. 5/26/1939 Do it again Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 65654 10-in. 5/26/1939 Beggin' my Daddy Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 65655 10-in. 5/26/1939 What have you done to me Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 65656 10-in. 5/26/1939 Take me for a buggy ride Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 65657 10-in. 5/26/1939 Brownskin gal is the best gal after all Fat Hayden instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 65658 10-in. 5/26/1939 Voodoo blues Fat Hayden instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90311 10-in. 9/7/1935 Fighting Joe Louis Ike Smith instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90312 10-in. 9/7/1935 Chicago State Street blues Ike Smith instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90689 10-in. 4/18/1936 What a time I'm havin' Red Nelson instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90690 10-in. 4/18/1936 Empty bed blues Red Nelson instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90715 10-in. 5/11/1936 New Dupree blues Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90716 10-in. 5/11/1936 Daddy let me lay it on you Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90717 10-in. 5/11/1936 New hot nuts Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90718 10-in. 5/11/1936 It must be love Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90719 10-in. 5/12/1936 I just want your stingaree Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90720 10-in. 5/12/1936 Black rider Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90721 10-in. 5/12/1936 I'll keep sittin' on it Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90722 10-in. 5/12/1936 Pigmeat blues Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90723 10-in. 5/12/1936 Trouble in mind Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90724 10-in. 5/15/1936 W.P.A. Blues Teddy Edwards instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90725 10-in. 5/15/1936 Louisiana Teddy Edwards instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90854 10-in. 9/4/1936 Was I drunk? Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90855 10-in. 9/4/1936 No second hand woman Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90856 10-in. 9/9/1936 Gravel in my bed-1 Red Nelson instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90857 10-in. 9/9/1936 Gambling man-1 Red Nelson instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90864 10-in. 9/10/1936 The boy in the boat Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90865 10-in. 9/10/1936 Sinking sun blues Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90917 10-in. 10/2/1936 Don't take away my P.W.A. Jimmie Gordon instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90918 10-in. 10/2/1936 She sells good meat Jimmie Gordon instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91011 10-in. 12/7/1936 Little red wagon Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91012 10-in. 12/7/1936 Dan the back door man Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91013 10-in. 12/7/1936 Your hellish way Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91014 10-in. 12/7/1936 Marble stone blues Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91023 10-in. 12/8/1936 Poor lonesome boy Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca C 91038 10-in. 12/12/1936 Keep it swingin' 'round and 'round The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca C 91039 10-in. 12/12/1936 Ooh-wee babe The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca C 91040 10-in. 12/12/1936 I don't want you loving me The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca C 91041 10-in. 12/12/1936 She's a mellow mother for you The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91102 10-in. 1/28/1937 You don't know my mind Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91103 10-in. 1/28/1937 When my love comes down Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91104 10-in. 1/28/1937 Walking the street Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91105 10-in. 1/28/1937 Grandpa and Grandma Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91106 10-in. 1/28/1937 I'm so glad I'm 21 today Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91107 10-in. 1/28/1937 Toothache blues Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91225 10-in. 5/6/1937 Say pretty Mama Sloke and Ike instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91226 10-in. 5/6/1937 Slocum blues Sloke and Ike instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91227 10-in. 5/6/1937 Raggedy but right Sloke and Ike instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91229 10-in. 5/6/1937 Mistreated blues Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91252 10-in. 5/14/1937 Playing in the grass Jimmie Gordon and his Vip Vop Band instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91255 10-in. 5/9/1937 New trouble in mind Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91256 10-in. 5/19/1937 Trouble in mind swing Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91257 10-in. 5/19/1937 Moonshine blues Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91258 10-in. 5/19/1937 Chocolate candy blues Sloke and Ike instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91259 10-in. 5/19/1937 Biscuit roller Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91279 10-in. 5/14/1937 You're bound to look like a monkey Jimmie Gordon and his Vip Vop Band instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91280 10-in. 5/14/1937 Good as I been to you Jimmie Gordon and his Vip Vop Band instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91301 10-in. 10/27/1937 We gonna move Palooka Washboard Band instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91302 10-in. 10/27/1937 Backdoor Palooka Washboard Band instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91303 10-in. 10/27/1937 You done tore your pants with me Palooka Washboard Band instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91304 10-in. 10/27/1937 Save me some Palooka Washboard Band instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91545 10-in. 10/21/1938 The blues ain' t nothin' but...? Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91546 10-in. 10/21/1938 Dead man' s blues Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91547 10-in. 10/21/1938 Love sick blues Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91548 10-in. 10/21/1938 My worried mind blues Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91552 10-in. 10/21/1938 Stomp it out gate Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91553 10-in. 10/21/1938 The candy man Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91554 10-in. 10/21/1938 Oh rider Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91555 10-in. 10/21/1938 Stay away from my door Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91556 10-in. 10/21/1938 All on account of you Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91557 10-in. 10/21/1938 Me and my gin Jimmie Gordon instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91558 10-in. 10/21/1938 Whip it to a jelly Jimmie Gordon instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91757 10-in. 9/13/1939 Streamline blues Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91758 10-in. 9/13/1939 Good Suzie (Rusty knees) Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91759 10-in. 9/13/1939 Down in Mississippi Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91760 10-in. 9/13/1939 Evil bad woman Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91761 10-in. 9/13/1939 Cherry ball Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91762 10-in. 9/13/1939 Let's get together Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 93030 10-in. 6/5/1940 New Orleans hop scop blues Jimmie Noone Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 93031 10-in. 6/5/1940 Keystone blues Jimmie Noone Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 93032 10-in. 6/5/1940 Red onion blues Johnny Dodds’ Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 93033 10-in. 6/5/1940 Gravier Street blues Johnny Dodds’ Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lindsay, John," accessed December 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111198.

Lindsay, John. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111198.

"Lindsay, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 December 2021.

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