Jack Purvis (December 11, 1906 – March 30, 1962) was an American jazz musician.
Purvis was best known as a trumpet player and the composer of Dismal Dan and Down Georgia Way. He was one of the earliest trumpeters to incorporate the innovations pioneered by Louis Armstrong in the late 1920s. He also played trombone and on occasion a number of other instruments professionally (including harp).
Birth and Death Data: Born December 11th, 1906 (Kokomo), Died March 30th, 1962 (San Francisco)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1930
Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, leader, composer, songwriter, vocalist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-37444||10-in.||3/3/1927||Pretty little thing||Whitey Kaufman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus (takes 1-4); unaccompanied (takes 5 and 6)||vocalist|
|Victor||BVE-37446||10-in.||3/4/1927||If tears could bring you back to me (I'd cry my eyes out for you)||Whitey Kaufman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||vocalist|
|OKeh||W403522||10-in.||12/17/1929||Copyin' Louis||Jack Purvis||Trumpet solo, with jazz/dance band||composer, instrumentalist, trumpet|
|OKeh||W403523||10-in.||12/17/1929||Mental strain at dawn||Jack Purvis||Trumpet solo, with jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, trumpet, composer|
|OKeh||W403859||10-in.||3/18/1930||Stein song (University of Maine)||Gotham Collegians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|OKeh||W403891||10-in.||4/4/1930||Dismal Dan||Jack Purvis Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader, composer, instrumentalist, trumpet|
|OKeh||W403892||10-in.||4/4/1930||Poor Richard||Jack Purvis Orchestra||Jazz/ dance band, with male vocal trio||instrumentalist, trumpet, leader, songwriter|
|OKeh||W403893||10-in.||4/4/1930||Down Georgia way||Jack Purvis Orchestra||Jazz/ dance band||leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, songwriter|
|OKeh||W403992||10-in.||5/1/1930||What's the use of cryin', baby||Jack Purvis Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer, instrumentalist, trumpet, leader|
|OKeh||W403993||10-in.||5/1/1930||When you're feelin' blue||Jack Purvis Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, trumpet, composer, leader|
|OKeh||W403994||10-in.||5/1/1930||Be bo bo||Jack Purvis Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, trumpet, songwriter, leader|
|OKeh||W404443||10-in.||9/16/1930||Sleepy-time gal||Seger Ellis||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, trumpet|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Purvis, Jack," accessed April 14, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112501.
Purvis, Jack. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 14, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112501.
"Purvis, Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 14 April 2021.
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