Urban Clifford "Urbie" Green (August 8, 1926 – December 31, 2018) was an American jazz trombonist who toured with Woody Herman, Gene Krupa, Jan Savitt, and Frankie Carle.
He played on over 250 recordings and released more than two dozen albums as a soloist, and was highly respected by his fellow trombonists. Green's trombone sound was especially noted for its warm, mellow tone, even in the higher registers where he was more fluent than most trombonists. His technique was considered flawless by many in the music industry and he played in major jazz festivals, motion picture soundtracks, concert halls, nightclubs, radio, television and the White House. He was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1995.
Birth and Death Data: Born August 8, 1926 (Mobile), Died December 31, 2018 (Hellertown)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1953 - 1966
Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone, performer
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 155 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||85447||11/7/1953||Whamboogie||George Williams Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||85448||11/7/1953||Creole||George Williams Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||85449||11/7/1953||The knocked out choo choo||George Williams Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||85450||11/7/1953||The rompin' stamper||George Williams Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||86217||4/28/1954||I only have eyes for you||Fred Dale Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||86218||4/28/1954||Laura||Fred Dale Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||86219||4/28/1954||Mean to me||Fred Dale Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||86220||4/28/1954||Ginger||Fred Dale Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||86481||6/29/1954||Soft touch||George Williams Orchestra ; Bart Varsalona||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||86482||6/29/1954||Block buster||George Williams Orchestra ; Bart Varsalona||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||86483||6/29/1954||You can't stop love||George Williams Orchestra ; Bart Varsalona||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||86484||6/29/1954||Saturday night function||George Williams Orchestra ; Bart Varsalona||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||86982||10/29/1954||[Unknown title(s)]||George Williams Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||86983||10/29/1954||Song from Desiree (We meet again)||George Williams Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||86984||10/29/1954||Tiger rag mambo||George Williams Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||86985||10/29/1954||[Unknown title(s)]||George Williams Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||87856||4/15/1955||Fine and dandy||Steve Allen||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||87857||4/15/1955||Limehouse blues||Steve Allen||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||87858||4/15/1955||S'posin'||Steve Allen||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||87859||4/15/1955||Chicken wire blues||Steve Allen||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||87860||4/15/1955||Lover man-1||Steve Allen||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||87861||4/15/1955||Tea for two||Steve Allen||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||87862||4/15/1955||I thought about you||Steve Allen||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||87863||4/15/1955||Strike up the band||Steve Allen||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||87864||4/15/1955||Poor butterfly||Steve Allen||instrumentalist, trombone|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Green, Urbie," accessed December 3, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204021.
Green, Urbie. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204021.
"Green, Urbie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 3 December 2022.
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