Don Elliott

Don Elliott Helfman (October 21, 1926 – July 5, 1984) was an American jazz trumpeter, vibraphonist, vocalist, and mellophone player. His album Calypso Jazz is considered by some jazz enthusiasts to be one of the definitive calypso jazz albums. Elliott recorded over 60 albums and 5,000 advertising jingles throughout his career.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 21st, 1926 (Somerville), Died July 5th, 1984 (Weston)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1952 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: mellophone, vibraphone, trumpet, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 42 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 83154 7/11/1952 T and S, part 1 Terry Gibbs Orchestra instrumentalist, mellophone, vibraphone  
Decca 83155 7/11/1952 You don't know what love is-1 Terry Gibbs Orchestra instrumentalist, mellophone, vibraphone  
Decca 83156 7/11/1952 T and S, part 2 (Three little words) Terry Gibbs Orchestra instrumentalist, mellophone, vibraphone  
Decca 83157 7/11/1952 Flying home Terry Gibbs Orchestra instrumentalist, mellophone, vibraphone  
Decca 83458 9/30/1952 T and s Jr. Terry Gibbs Sextet instrumentalist, mellophone, vibraphone  
Decca 84293 4/8/1953 Cheerful little earful Terry Gibbs Orchestra instrumentalist, mellophone, vibraphone, vocalist  
Decca 84294 4/8/1953 I may be wrong Terry Gibbs Orchestra instrumentalist, mellophone, vibraphone, vocalist  
Decca 84295 4/8/1953 Swinging the Robert A.G. (Waitin' for the R.A.G.) Terry Gibbs Orchestra instrumentalist, mellophone, vibraphone, vocalist  
Decca 84296 4/8/1953 Lollypop Terry Gibbs Orchestra instrumentalist, mellophone, vibraphone, vocalist  
Decca 84311 4/3/1953 Trotting Terry Gibbs Sextet instrumentalist, mellophone, vibraphone, vocalist  
Decca 84312 4/3/1953 Bernie's tune Terry Gibbs Sextet instrumentalist, mellophone, vibraphone, vocalist  
Decca 84313 4/3/1953 De Arango Terry Gibbs Sextet instrumentalist, mellophone, vibraphone, vocalist  
Decca 84314 4/3/1953 Lemon drop Terry Gibbs Sextet instrumentalist, mellophone, vibraphone, vocalist  
Decca 84349 4/13/1953 I've got a crush on you Georgie Auld's All Stars instrumentalist, mellophone  
Decca 84350 4/13/1953 Tea for two Georgie Auld's All Stars instrumentalist, mellophone  
Decca 84351 4/13/1953 One o'clock jump Georgie Auld's All Stars instrumentalist, mellophone  
Decca 84579 3/16/1953 Out of nowhere Terry Gibbs Quintet instrumentalist, mellophone, vibraphone  
Decca 84580 3/16/1953 What's new? Terry Gibbs Quintet instrumentalist, mellophone, vibraphone  
Decca 84581 3/16/1953 Now's the time Terry Gibbs Quintet instrumentalist, mellophone, vibraphone  
Decca 84582 3/16/1953 Bernie's tune Terry Gibbs Quintet instrumentalist, mellophone, vibraphone  
Decca 84613 5/27/1953 Perdido (Lost) Terry Gibbs Quintet instrumentalist, mellophone, vibraphone  
Decca 84614 5/27/1953 These foolish things Terry Gibbs Quintet instrumentalist, mellophone, vibraphone  
Decca 84615 5/27/1953 Don't blame me Terry Gibbs Quintet instrumentalist, mellophone, vibraphone  
Decca 84616 5/27/1953 You go to my head Jackie Paris instrumentalist, mellophone  
Decca 84617 5/27/1953 Cool blues Jackie Paris instrumentalist, mellophone  
(Results 1-25 of 42 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Elliott, Don," accessed August 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/202923.

Elliott, Don. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/202923.

"Elliott, Don." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.

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