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|
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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