John Ewing

John Richard "Streamline" Ewing (January 19, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas – February 1, 2002) was an American jazz trombonist.

In 1934, Ewing began his career when he was seventeen. Four years later he was with Horace Henderson, then with Earl Hines live and on record from 1938 to 1939 and from 1941 to 1942. He worked for short spans with Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton in the 1940s, in addition to Jimmie Lunceford (1943–45), Cab Calloway (1946, 1949), Jay McShann (1948), Cootie Williams (1950), Louis Jordan, and Earl Bostic.

In the early 1950s he moved to California and played with George Jenkins and in the studio with T-Bone Walker and Gerald Wilson. He began playing with Teddy Buckner in 1956; the two would play together on and off into the 1980s. He led his band the Streamliners for recording sessions in 1958 and 1960. In 1962 he toured with Henderson again and with Rex Stewart in 1967. Late in the 1960s he played in the Young Men of New Orleans band.

In 1983 he played with the Eagle Brass Band and recorded with Johnny Otis in 1990. He played on two Willy DeVille albums: Backstreets of Desire (1992) and Big Easy Fantasy (1995).

Birth and Death Data: Born January 19th, 1917 (Topeka), Died February 1st, 2002 (Pasadena)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone

Notes: John "Streamline" Ewing.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 38 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-038255 10-in. 7/12/1939 Indiana Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-038256 10-in. 7/12/1939 G. T. stomp Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-038257 10-in. 7/12/1939 Ridin' and jivin' Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-038258 10-in. 7/12/1939 Grand Terrace shuffle Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-038259 10-in. 7/12/1939 Father steps in Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-038260 10-in. 7/12/1939 Piano man Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-040474 10-in. 10/6/1939 Riff medley Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-040475 10-in. 10/6/1939 Me and Columbus Earl Hines Orchestra ; Laura Rucker Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-040476 10-in. 10/6/1939 X Y Z Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-040477 10-in. 10/6/1939 'Gator swing Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-040478 10-in. 10/6/1939 After all I've been to you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Walter Fuller Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-040479 10-in. 10/6/1939 Lightly and politely Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-040480 10-in. 10/6/1939 Rosetta Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-047055 10-in. 2/13/1940 Boogie woogie on St.Louis blues Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-047056 10-in. 2/13/1940 Deep forest Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-047057 10-in. 2/13/1940 My heart beats for you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-047058 10-in. 2/13/1940 Number 19 Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-051521 10-in. 6/19/1940 Wait 'till it happens to you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-051522 10-in. 6/19/1940 Call me happy Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-051523 10-in. 6/19/1940 Ann Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-051524 10-in. 6/19/1940 Topsy-turvy Earl Hines Orchestra ; Walter Fuller Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-051525 10-in. 6/19/1940 Blue because of you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Leroy Harris Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-051526 10-in. 6/19/1940 You can depend on me Earl Hines Orchestra ; Walter Fuller Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-051527 10-in. 6/19/1940 Tantalizing a Cuban Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 71756 10-in. 2/8/1944 Back door stuff, part 1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
(Results 1-25 of 38 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ewing, John," accessed August 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111299.

Ewing, John. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111299.

"Ewing, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.

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