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 23, 1894 (New Orleans), Died July 3, 1950 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass, composer

Recordings (Results 51-75 of 179 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 of 179 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lindsay, John," accessed January 24, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111198.

Lindsay, John. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 24, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111198.

"Lindsay, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 24 January 2022.

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