Johnny Best

Johnny McClanian Best, Jr., better known as Johnny Best (October 20, 1913, Shelby, North Carolina – September 19, 2003) was an American jazz trumpeter.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 20th, 1913 (Shelby), Died September 19th, 2003 (La Jolla)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1960

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 399 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MS-07884 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Apr. 1937 Born to swing Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-07885 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Apr. 1937 Twilight in Turkey Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Tony Pastor Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-07886 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Apr. 1937 I'll never tell anyone I love you Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Dorothy Howe ; Tony Pastor Jazz/dance band, with vocal soloists instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-07887 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Apr. 1937 Johnny One Note Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Dorothy Howe Jazz/dance band and female vocal soloist instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-07888 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Apr. 1937 Someday sweetheart Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-07889 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Apr. 1937 Bus blues Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-011303 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately early July 1937 Whispers in the dark Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Peg LaCentra Jazz/dance band and female vocal soloist instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-011304 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately early July 1937 'Til the clock strikes three Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Peg LaCentra Jazz/dance band and female vocal soloist instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-011305 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately early July 1937 The folks who live on the hill Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Peg LaCentra Jazz/dance band and female vocal soloist instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-011306 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately early July 1937 If you should ever leave me Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Peg LaCentra Jazz/dance band and female vocal soloist instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-011307 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately early July 1937 Because I love you Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-015507 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Sept. 1937 Strange loneliness Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill ; Tony Pastor Jazz/dance band and vocal soloists instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-015508 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Sept. 1937 Rosalie Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Tony Pastor Jazz/dance band and male vocal soloist instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-015509 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Sept. 1937 Sweet Varsity Sue Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Tony Pastor Jazz/dance band and male vocal soloist instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-015510 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Sept. 1937 S.O.S. Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Tony Pastor Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-015511 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Sept. 1937 I'm yours Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Tony Pastor Jazz/dance band and male vocal soloist instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-017807 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Dec. 1937 Good night angel Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Nita Bradley Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solos instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-017808 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Dec. 1937 You're out of this world Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Nita Bradley ; Tony Pastor Jazz/dance band, with vocal soloists instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-017809 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Dec. 1937 Love for sale Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Tony Pastor Jazz/dance band and male vocal soloist instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-017810 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Dec. 1937 Monsoon Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Tony Pastor Jazz/dance band and male vocal soloist instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-017811 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Dec. 1937 Nightmare Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Tony Pastor Jazz/dance band and male vocal soloist instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-019825 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately early Feb. 1938 Toy trumpet Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Nita Bradley Jazz/dance band and female vocal soloist instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-019826 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately early Feb. 1938 Power house Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-019827 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately early Feb. 1938 Old apple tree Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Nita Bradley Jazz/dance band and female vocal soloist instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor MS-019828 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately early Feb. 1938 More than ever Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Nita Bradley Jazz/dance band and female vocal soloist instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 399 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Best, Johnny," accessed December 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112462.

Best, Johnny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112462.

"Best, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 December 2021.

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