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 76-100 of 179 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 76-100 of 179 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lindsay, John," accessed December 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111198.

Lindsay, John. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111198.

"Lindsay, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 December 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111198

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