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Urbie Green

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 8th, 1926 (Mobile), Died December 31st, 2018 (Hellertown)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1953 - 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone, performer

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  
(Results 1-25 of 155 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Green, Urbie," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204021.

Green, Urbie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204021.

"Green, Urbie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204021

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