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 101-125 of 179 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 101-125 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111198

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