Elmer James

Elmer Taylor James (1910 – July 25, 1954) was an American jazz double-bassist and tubist.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1910 (Yonkers), Died July 21, 1954

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass, tuba

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-74822 10-in. 12/8/1932 I hate to leave you now Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with trumpet solo and male vocal solo instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BS-028988 10-in. 11/21/1938 Revolutionary blues Mezz Mezzrow Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-028989 10-in. 11/21/1938 Comin' on with the come on Mezz Mezzrow Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-028990 10-in. 11/21/1938 Comin' on with the come on Mezz Mezzrow Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-028991 10-in. 11/21/1938 Swingin' for "Mezz" Mezz Mezzrow Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-030318 10-in. 11/28/1938 Ja-da Tommy Ladnier Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-030319 10-in. 11/28/1938 Really the blues Tommy Ladnier Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-030320 10-in. 11/28/1938 When you and I were young, Maggie Tommy Ladnier Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-030321 10-in. 11/28/1938 Weary blues Tommy Ladnier Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38598 10-in. 9/11/1934 Limehouse blues-1, 5 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38599 10-in. 9/11/1934 Shanghai shuffle-2, 3 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38600 10-in. 9/11/1934 Big John special-3, 4 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38601 10-in. 9/11/1934 Happy as the day is long-3, 5 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38602 10-in. 9/12/1934 Tidal wave-1, 4 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38603 10-in. 9/12/1934 Down South camp meeting-1, 2 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38604 10-in. 9/12/1934 Wrappin' it up-2, 3 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38605 10-in. 9/12/1934 Memphis blues-3 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38723 10-in. 9/25/1934 Wild party-1, 5 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38724 10-in. 9/25/1934 Rug cutter's swing-1, 2, 4 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38725 10-in. 9/25/1934 Hotter than 'ell-1, 4 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38728 10-in. 9/25/1934 Liza-1, 3 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 39217 10-in. 1/2/1935 It's unbelievable Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 39218 10-in. 1/2/1935 Whisper sweet Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 39219 10-in. 1/2/1935 Throwin' stones at the sun Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 39220 10-in. 1/2/1935 You fit into the picture Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
(Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "James, Elmer," accessed May 28, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113596.

James, Elmer. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 28, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113596.

"James, Elmer." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 28 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113596

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