Quinn Wilson

Quinn Brown Wilson (December 26, 1908, Chicago, Illinois - June 14, 1978, Evanston, Illinois) was an American jazz bassist and tubist.

Wilson played violin as a child, and studied composition and arrangement in his youth. He had his first professional experience in the mid-1920s, playing with Tiny Parham, Walter Barnes, Jelly Roll Morton (1927), Erskine Tate (1928-1931), and Richard M. Jones (1929). In the 1930s he arranged and played bass with Earl Hines from 1931 to 1939, in addition to playing bass on record with Jimmie Noone.

In the 1940s he began playing electric bass and started recording with R&B and blues musicians, including Lefty Bates and John Lee Hooker, with whom he played on several albums. He continued to play jazz as well, working with Bill Reinhardt in the 1960s and Joe Kelly in the 1970s.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 26th, 1906 (Chicago), Died June 14th, 1978 (Evanston)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: tuba, string bass, arranger, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 77 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-38627 10-in. 6/4/1927 Hyena stomp Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with laughing instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-38628 10-in. 6/4/1927 Billy goat stomp Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with goat imitations instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-38629 10-in. 6/4/1927 Wild man blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-38630 10-in. 6/4/1927 Jungle blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-38661 10-in. 6/10/1927 Beale Street blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-38662 10-in. 6/10/1927 The pearls Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-46037 10-in. 7/2/1928 The head hunter's dream Tiny Parham and his Musicians Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-46038 10-in. 7/2/1928 Stuttering blues Tiny Parham and his Musicians Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-46039 10-in. 7/2/1928 Clarice Tiny Parham and his Musicians Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-46040 10-in. 7/2/1928 Snake eyes Tiny Parham and his Musicians Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-46041 10-in. 7/2/1928 Cuckoo blues Tiny Parham and his Musicians Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-46042 10-in. 7/2/1928 Jogo rhythm Tiny Parham and his Musicians Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-48844 10-in. 2/1/1929 Voodoo Tiny Parham and his Musicians Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-48845 10-in. 2/1/1929 Skag-a-lag Tiny Parham and his Musicians Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-48846 10-in. 2/1/1929 Stompin' on down Tiny Parham and his Musicians Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-48847 10-in. 2/1/1929 Blue melody blues Tiny Parham and his Musicians Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-48848 10-in. 2/2/1929 Tiny's stomp Tiny Parham and his Musicians Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-48849 10-in. 2/2/1929 Subway sobs Tiny Parham and his Musicians Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-48850 10-in. 2/2/1929 That kind of love Tiny Parham and his Musicians Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-48851 10-in. 2/2/1929 Blue Island blues Tiny Parham and his Musicians Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-48872 10-in. 2/8/1929 Novelty blues Jazz Wizards ; Richard M. Jones Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-48875 10-in. 2/8/1929 Baby mine Jazz Wizards ; Richard M. Jones Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-50523 10-in. 2/25/1929 Can I tell you? King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-50524 10-in. 2/25/1929 Uncle Joe's stomp King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-50525 10-in. 2/25/1929 My good man Sam King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
(Results 1-25 of 77 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wilson, Quinn," accessed August 3, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114234.

Wilson, Quinn. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114234.

"Wilson, Quinn." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 3 August 2020.

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