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 126-150 of 179 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 90917 10-in. 10/2/1936 Don't take away my P.W.A. Jimmie Gordon instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 90918 10-in. 10/2/1936 She sells good meat Jimmie Gordon instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91011 10-in. 12/7/1936 Little red wagon Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91012 10-in. 12/7/1936 Dan the back door man Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91013 10-in. 12/7/1936 Your hellish way Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91014 10-in. 12/7/1936 Marble stone blues Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91023 10-in. 12/8/1936 Poor lonesome boy Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca C 91038 10-in. 12/12/1936 Keep it swingin' 'round and 'round The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca C 91039 10-in. 12/12/1936 Ooh-wee babe The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca C 91040 10-in. 12/12/1936 I don't want you loving me The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca C 91041 10-in. 12/12/1936 She's a mellow mother for you The Harlem Hamfats instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91102 10-in. 1/28/1937 You don't know my mind Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91103 10-in. 1/28/1937 When my love comes down Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91104 10-in. 1/28/1937 Walking the street Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91105 10-in. 1/28/1937 Grandpa and Grandma Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91106 10-in. 1/28/1937 I'm so glad I'm 21 today Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91107 10-in. 1/28/1937 Toothache blues Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91225 10-in. 5/6/1937 Say pretty Mama Sloke and Ike instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91226 10-in. 5/6/1937 Slocum blues Sloke and Ike instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91227 10-in. 5/6/1937 Raggedy but right Sloke and Ike instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91229 10-in. 5/6/1937 Mistreated blues Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91252 10-in. 5/14/1937 Playing in the grass Jimmie Gordon and his Vip Vop Band instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91255 10-in. 5/9/1937 New trouble in mind Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91256 10-in. 5/19/1937 Trouble in mind swing Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91257 10-in. 5/19/1937 Moonshine blues Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
(Results 126-150 of 179 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lindsay, John," accessed December 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111198.

Lindsay, John. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111198.

"Lindsay, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 December 2021.

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