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 176-179 of 179 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 93030 10-in. 6/5/1940 New Orleans hop scop blues Jimmie Noone Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 93031 10-in. 6/5/1940 Keystone blues Jimmie Noone Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 93032 10-in. 6/5/1940 Red onion blues Johnny Dodds’ Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 93033 10-in. 6/5/1940 Gravier Street blues Johnny Dodds’ Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
(Results 176-179 of 179 records)

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111198

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