Fred Robinson

Frederick L. Robinson (February 20, 1901, Memphis, Tennessee - April 11, 1984, New York City) was an American jazz trombonist.

Robinson learned to play trombone as a teenager, and studied music in Ohio before moving to Chicago, where he played in Carroll Dickerson's orchestra. Robinson played on Louis Armstrong's Hot Five recordings and continued working with both Dickerson and Armstrong until late 1929, when he took a position in Edgar Hayes's band. In the 1930s he worked extensively as a sideman, with Marion Hardy, Don Redman, Benny Carter, Charlie Turner, Fletcher Henderson, and Fats Waller. In 1939-1940 he was in Andy Kirk's band, and played later in the 1940s with George James, Cab Calloway, and Sy Oliver. Early in the 1950s he worked with Noble Sissle, but after 1954 he was less active as a performer.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 20th, 1901 (Memphis), Died April 11th, 1984 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 55 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-50523 10-in. 2/25/1929 Can I tell you? King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-50524 10-in. 2/25/1929 Uncle Joe's stomp King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-50525 10-in. 2/25/1929 My good man Sam King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-50526 10-in. 2/25/1929 I can't be worried blues King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-041360 10-in. 9/28/1939 Climax rag Jelly Roll Morton ; New Orleans Jazzmen Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-041361 10-in. 9/28/1939 Don't you leave me here Jelly Roll Morton ; New Orleans Jazzmen Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-041362 10-in. 9/28/1939 West End blues Jelly Roll Morton ; New Orleans Jazzmen Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-041363 10-in. 9/28/1939 Ballin' the jack Jelly Roll Morton ; New Orleans Jazzmen Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W400960 10-in. 6/27/1928 Fireworks Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W400961 10-in. 6/27/1928 Skip the gutter Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W400962 10-in. 6/27/1928 A Monday date Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo and talk instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W400966 10-in. 6/28/1928 Don't jive me Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W400967 10-in. 6/28/1928 West End blues Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W400968 10-in. 6/28/1928 Sugar foot strut Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W400973 10-in. 6/29/1928 Two deuces Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W400974 10-in. 6/29/1928 Squeeze me Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio vocalist, instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W400991 10-in. 7/5/1928 Knee drops Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W400993 10-in. 7/5/1928 Stomp de los del Savoy Carroll Dickerson y su Orquesta Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W402153 10-in. 12/4/1928 No Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W402154 10-in. 12/4/1928 Basin Street blues Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W402168 10-in. 12/5/1928 No one else but you Louis Armstrong ; Savoy Ballroom Five Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W402169 10-in. 12/5/1928 Beau Koo Jack Louis Armstrong ; Savoy Ballroom Five Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W402170 10-in. 12/5/1928 Save it pretty mamma Louis Armstrong ; Savoy Ballroom Five Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W402200 10-in. 12/7/1928 Muggles Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W402224 10-in. 12/12/1928 Heah me talkin' to ya? Louis Armstrong ; Savoy Ballroom Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with talk instrumentalist, trombone  
(Results 1-25 of 55 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Robinson, Fred," accessed March 6, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113355.

Robinson, Fred. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 6, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113355.

"Robinson, Fred." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 6 March 2021.

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