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 151-175 of 179 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 91258 10-in. 5/19/1937 Chocolate candy blues Sloke and Ike instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91259 10-in. 5/19/1937 Biscuit roller Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91279 10-in. 5/14/1937 You're bound to look like a monkey Jimmie Gordon and his Vip Vop Band instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91280 10-in. 5/14/1937 Good as I been to you Jimmie Gordon and his Vip Vop Band instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91301 10-in. 10/27/1937 We gonna move Palooka Washboard Band instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91302 10-in. 10/27/1937 Backdoor Palooka Washboard Band instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91303 10-in. 10/27/1937 You done tore your pants with me Palooka Washboard Band instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91304 10-in. 10/27/1937 Save me some Palooka Washboard Band instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91545 10-in. 10/21/1938 The blues ain' t nothin' but...? Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91546 10-in. 10/21/1938 Dead man' s blues Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91547 10-in. 10/21/1938 Love sick blues Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91548 10-in. 10/21/1938 My worried mind blues Georgia White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91552 10-in. 10/21/1938 Stomp it out gate Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91553 10-in. 10/21/1938 The candy man Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91554 10-in. 10/21/1938 Oh rider Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91555 10-in. 10/21/1938 Stay away from my door Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91556 10-in. 10/21/1938 All on account of you Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91557 10-in. 10/21/1938 Me and my gin Jimmie Gordon instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91558 10-in. 10/21/1938 Whip it to a jelly Jimmie Gordon instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91757 10-in. 9/13/1939 Streamline blues Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91758 10-in. 9/13/1939 Good Suzie (Rusty knees) Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91759 10-in. 9/13/1939 Down in Mississippi Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91760 10-in. 9/13/1939 Evil bad woman Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91761 10-in. 9/13/1939 Cherry ball Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 91762 10-in. 9/13/1939 Let's get together Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, string bass  
(Results 151-175 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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