Jack Butler

Jacques Butler (sometimes Jack Butler) (April 29, 1909 – 2003) was an American jazz trumpeter and vocalist.

Butler was raised in Washington, DC, where he picked up trumpet in his late teens. He played with Cliff Jackson and Horace Henderson in New York City, then joined Marion Hardy's Alabamians in 1931-32. He led his own ensemble in 1934-1935 and made recordings with Willie Bryant before relocating to Europe in 1936. There he played for several years with Willie Lewis, as well as with Frank "Big Boy" Goudie and with his own bands. In 1940 he was in New York again, where he played with Mercer Ellington, Art Hodes, Mezz Mezzrow, and Bingie Madison. After a brief stay in Toronto he moved back to Europe in 1950, remaining there until 1968 as a regular at the La Cigale club in Paris. In the 1970s he worked often in New York, as a sideman with Clyde Bernhardt among others.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 29th, 1909, Died 2003

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-99972 10-in. 4/9/1936 It is true what they say about Dixie? Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-99973 10-in. 4/9/1936 All my life Taft Jordan ; Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-99974 10-in. 4/9/1936 The right somebody to love Jack Butler ; Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist  
Victor BS-99975 10-in. 4/9/1936 The glory of love Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-99976 10-in. 4/9/1936 Ride, red, ride Willie Bryant ; Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-99977 10-in. 4/9/1936 Moonrise on the lowlands Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-102004 10-in. 6/3/1936 I like bananas (Because they have no bones) Jack Butler ; Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-102006 10-in. 6/3/1936 I'm grateful to you Jack Butler ; Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Butler, Jack," accessed August 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113588.

Butler, Jack. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113588.

"Butler, Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113588

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