Thamon Hayes

Thamon Hayes (October 11, 1899 – August 1, 1978) was a Dixieland jazz trombonist and composer of the early Kansas City jazz scene, who along with Bennie Moten composed several of the hits of the Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra such as "South" and the original 1927 version of "Moten Swing". He left the band in 1931 to form the Kansas City Rockets, which in 1936 became "Leonard's Rockets". Haye's new band were billed by the Kansas City Call as "the new wonder band of accomplished musicians", and their first performance was met with unprecedented attention in Kansas City driving the crowds wild.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 11th, 1899, Died August 1st, 1978

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone, composer, vocalist

Recordings (Results 51-73 of 73 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-62911 10-in. 10/28/1930 Oh! Eddie Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-62912 10-in. 10/28/1930 That too, do Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten ; Jimmy Rushing Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-62913 10-in. 10/28/1930 Mack's rhythm Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-62914 10-in. 10/28/1930 You make me happy Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-62915 10-in. 10/28/1930 Here comes Marjorie Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-62916 10-in. 10/28/1930 The count Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-62921 10-in. 10/29/1930 Liza Lee Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten ; Jimmy Rushing Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-62922 10-in. 10/30/1930 Get goin' (Get ready to love) Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten ; Jimmy Rushing Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-62923 10-in. 10/30/1930 Professor Hot Stuff Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-62924 10-in. 10/30/1930 When I'm alone Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten ; Jimmy Rushing Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-62925 10-in. 10/30/1930 New Moten stomp Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-62926 10-in. 10/30/1930 As long as I love you Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten ; Jimmy Rushing Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-62927 10-in. 10/31/1930 Somebody stole my gal Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten ; Jimmy Rushing Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-62928 10-in. 10/31/1930 Now that I need you Count Basie ; Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-62929 10-in. 10/31/1930 Bouncin' round Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-62930 10-in. 10/31/1930 Break a day schuffle Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BRC-68900 10-in. 4/15/1931 I wanna be around my baby all the time Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten ; Jimmy Rushing Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-056414 10-in. 9/30/1940 South Two Guitars and a Bass Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars and string bass composer  
OKeh 8769 10-in. 11/29/1924 South Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 8772 10-in. Nov. 1924 Goofy dust Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 8774 10-in. Nov. 1924 Baby dear Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 9120 10-in. May 1925 Sister Honky Tonk Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 9121 10-in. May 1925 As I like it Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 51-73 of 73 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hayes, Thamon," accessed May 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114094.

Hayes, Thamon. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114094.

"Hayes, Thamon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 May 2021.

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