Sandy Block, also credited as Sid Block (January 16, 1917 - October 1985) was an American jazz bassist.
Block played violin as a child, and grew up in Cleveland and Brooklyn. He picked up bass in high school and worked professionally in big bands from the late 1930s. He worked with Van Alexander, Chick Webb, Alvino Rey, and Tommy Dorsey and recorded with Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. He played with Charlie Parker on the only television appearance Parker ever made.
After the 1950s Block worked extensively as a studio musician, including for folk ensembles such as The Greenbriar Boys. He played with Jimmy McPartland and Johnny Costa, but went into semi-retirement after the 1960s.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 16th, 1917, Died October 1st, 1985
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1960
Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass
See Also: Block, Sid
Recordings (Results 276-297 of 297 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||101505||1/30/1957||Angel||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||101506||1/30/1957||Angela mia||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||101507||1/30/1957||The prisoner's song||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||101508||1/30/1957||Goodnight angel||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||101509||1/30/1957||I'll string along with you||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||101510||1/30/1957||And the angels sing||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||104877||4/24/1958||Early in the morning||Bobby Darin||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||104878||4/24/1958||Mighty, mighty man||Bobby Darin||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||104879||4/24/1958||You're mine||Bobby Darin||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||104880||4/24/1958||Now we're one||Bobby Darin||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||105182||6/19/1958||Early in the morning||Buddy Holly||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||105183||6/19/1958||Now we're one||Buddy Holly||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||105869||10/21/1958||True love ways (MC 7461 MCA MCA-3040)||Buddy Holly||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||105870||10/21/1958||It doesn't matter anymore (MC 7456 MCA MCA-40905)||Buddy Holly||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||105871||10/21/1958||Raining in my heart (MC 7460 MCA MCA-3040)||Buddy Holly||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||105872||10/21/1958||Moondreams||Buddy Holly||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||107694||6/30/1959||(MC 7462 MCA MCA2-3040) Peggy Sue got married||Buddy Holly||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||107695||12/14/1958||Crying, waiting, hoping||Buddy Holly||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||108598||1/19/1960||That's what they say||Buddy Holly||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||108599||1/19/1960||What to do||Buddy Holly||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||108600||12/17/1958||Learning the game||Buddy Holly||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||108601||12/8/1958||That makes it tough||Buddy Holly||instrumentalist, string bass|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Block, Sandy," accessed October 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112796.
Block, Sandy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112796.
"Block, Sandy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 October 2021.
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