Eli Robinson (June 23, 1908 – December 24, 1972) was a jazz trombonist and arranger.
After working in Cincinnati in bands led by Speed Webb and Zack Whyte, as well as McKinney's Cotton Pickers, and making his first recordings in 1935 with Blanche Calloway.
In 1936, he moved to New York City, where he was a member of the Teddy Hill and Willie Bryant big bands and the Mills Blue Rhythm Band. Three years later he played with Roy Eldridge and joined the big band of Lucky Millinder. Beginning in 1941, he spent several years as a member of the Count Basie Orchestra. He returned to working with Millinder, then joined Buddy Tate in 1954. Robinson never recorded as a leader.
Birth and Death Data: Born June 23rd, 1908 (Greenville), Died December 24th, 1972
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||63558||10-in.||4/6/1938||Do the Alamo||Willie Bryant Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||63559||10-in.||4/6/1938||You'll never remember and I'll never forget||Willie Bryant Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||63560||10-in.||4/6/1938||You're gonna lose your gal||Willie Bryant Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||63561||10-in.||4/6/1938||Neglected||Willie Bryant Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||67292||10-in.||3/12/1940||Elephant swing||Franz Jackson and his Jacksonians||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||67293||10-in.||3/12/1940||Boogie woogie camp meeting||Franz Jackson and his Jacksonians||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||67294||10-in.||3/12/1940||Summer rhapsody||Franz Jackson and his Jacksonians||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||67295||10-in.||3/12/1940||You're the maker of rain in my heart||Franz Jackson and his Jacksonians||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||69437||10-in.||6/27/1941||Trouble in mind||Lucky Millinder Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||69438||10-in.||6/27/1941||Slide, Mr. Trombone||Lucky Millinder Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||69439||10-in.||6/27/1941||Ride, Red, ride||Lucky Millinder Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||69440||10-in.||6/27/1941||Rock, Daniel-1||Lucky Millinder Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||69441||10-in.||6/27/1941||That's all||Lucky Millinder Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||74098||10/3/1947||Don't hesitate too long||Lucky Millinder Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||74099||10/3/1947||Tonight he sailed again||Lucky Millinder Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||74100||10/3/1947||Bersark boogie (All the time Aff)||Lucky Millinder Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Robinson, Eli," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112573.
Robinson, Eli. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112573.
"Robinson, Eli." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.
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