Jesse Stone

Jesse Albert Stone (November 16, 1901 – April 1, 1999) was an American rhythm and blues musician and songwriter whose influence spanned a wide range of genres. He also used the pseudonyms Charles Calhoun and Chuck Calhoun. His best-known composition as Calhoun was "Shake, Rattle and Roll".

Ahmet Ertegün once stated that "Jesse Stone did more to develop the basic rock 'n' roll sound than anybody else."

Birth and Death Data: Born November 16th, 1901 (Atchison), Died April 1st, 1999 (Altamonte Springs)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, composer, vocalist, piano

Notes: Also used the name Charles Calhoun.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-044592 10-in. 1/11/1940 Snaky feelin' Harlan Leonard ; Rockets ; Jimmy Ross Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-048966 10-in. 4/28/1940 W. P. A. Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-054676 10-in. 8/2/1940 Papa's in bed with his britches on Una Mae Carlisle Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet composer  
Victor E0VB-4395 10-in. 5/12/1950 The jumping jack Johnny Moore ; Three Blazers (Johnny Moore) Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D9VB-1330 10-in. 4/19/1949 Cole slaw (sorghum switch) Jesse Stone Orchestra ; Jesse Stone Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader, vocalist, composer  
Victor D9VB-1331 10-in. 4/19/1949 Do it now! Jesse Stone Orchestra ; Jesse Stone Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader, vocalist  
OKeh W80761 10-in. 4/27/1927 Starvation blues Jesse Stone’s Blues Serenaders Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
OKeh W80762 10-in. 4/27/1927 In Susie's basement Jesse Stone’s Blues Serenaders Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh W80763 10-in. 4/27/1927 Boot to boot Jesse Stone’s Blues Serenaders Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
OKeh W80764 10-in. 4/27/1927 Shufflin' blues Jesse Stone’s Blues Serenaders Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick KC585 10-in. Nov. 1929 Ruff scufflin’ George E. Lee Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Decca 85786 1/29/1954 Jealous blues Sonny Parker Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 85787 1/29/1954 I'm hungry Sonny Parker Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 87814 4/22/1955 Come and dance with me Al Sears and his Rock 'n' Rollers vocalist  
Decca 87816 4/22/1955 Tom, Dick 'n Harry (Instrumental) Al Sears and his Rock 'n' Rollers vocalist  
Decca 87817 4/22/1955 Tina's canteen (Instrumental) Al Sears and his Rock 'n' Rollers vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stone, Jesse," accessed June 13, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114279.

Stone, Jesse. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 13, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114279.

"Stone, Jesse." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 13 June 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114279

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