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|
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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