Erskine Butterfield

Erskine Butterfield (February 9, 1913 – July 11, 1961) was an American pianist, singer, bandleader and composer, active in the 1930s to the 1950s, and best known for his boogie-woogie and swing piano style. Butterfield was credited with "helping to invent the style of 'cocktail piano'".

Birth and Death Data: Born February 9, 1913 (Syracuse), Died July 11, 1961 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, vocalist, composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-067727 10-in. 8/26/1941 Foo-gee Sunset Orchestra ; Julius Watson ; Doc Wheeler Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Decca 67219 10-in. 2/21/1940 Darn that dream Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 67220 10-in. 2/21/1940 Tuxedo junction Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67221 10-in. 2/21/1940 Salt butter Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67222 10-in. 2/21/1940 Inconvenience Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 67672 10-in. 5/3/1940 Nothin' to do Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 67673 10-in. 5/3/1940 The down home blues Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 67674 10-in. 5/3/1940 Your feet's too big Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 67675 10-in. 5/3/1940 What's cooking? Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 67821 10-in. 5/27/1940 The down home blues Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 67822 10-in. 5/27/1940 Your feet's too big Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 67823 10-in. 5/27/1940 Nothin' to do Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 67824 10-in. 5/27/1940 What's cooking? Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 67971 10-in. 8/9/1940 Don't leave me now Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 67972 10-in. 8/9/1940 Chocolate Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67973 10-in. 8/9/1940 Pushin' the conversation along Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 67974 10-in. 8/9/1940 Boogie woogie on St. Louis blues Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 68353 10-in. 11/15/1940 Jivin' the Missouri waltz Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 68354 10-in. 11/15/1940 Beale Street Mama Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 68355 10-in. 11/15/1940 Whatcha know, Joe ? Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 68356 10-in. 11/15/1940 Stayin' at home Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 68757 10-in. 2/28/1941 Blackberry jam Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 68758 10-in. 2/28/1941 Monday's wash Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 68759 10-in. 2/28/1941 Paradiddle Joe Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 68760 10-in. 2/28/1941 All the time Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Butterfield, Erskine," accessed February 5, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201346.

Butterfield, Erskine. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 5, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201346.

"Butterfield, Erskine." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 5 February 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201346

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