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 (Results 26-50 of 179 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 179 records)

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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