Eli Robinson

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Robinson, Eli," accessed October 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112573.

Robinson, Eli. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112573.

"Robinson, Eli." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112573

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