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Woody Herman

Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913 – October 29, 1987) was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. Leading various groups called "The Herd", Herman came to prominence in the late 1930s and was active until his death in 1987. His bands often played music that was cutting edge and experimental for its time; they received numerous Grammy nominations and awards.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 16th, 1913 (Milwaukee), Died October 29th, 1987 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone

Recordings (Results 101-125 of 301 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 65381 10-in. 4/12/1939 Dallas blues Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 65382 10-in. 4/12/1939 Blues downstairs-1 Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 65383 10-in. 4/12/1939 Blues upstairs-1 Woody Herman Orchestra vocalist, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 65634 10-in. 5/24/1939 Paleface Woody Herman Orchestra vocalist, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 65635 10-in. 5/24/1939 The Sheik of Araby Woody Herman Orchestra vocalist, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 65636 10-in. 5/24/1939 casbah blues Woody Herman Orchestra vocalist, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 65637 10-in. 5/24/1939 Farewell blues Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet, vocalist  
Decca 65978 10-in. 7/18/1939 East Side kick Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 65979 10-in. 7/18/1939 Midnight echoes Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 65980 10-in. 7/18/1939 Jumpin' blues Woody Herman Orchestra vocalist, instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 65981 10-in. 7/18/1939 Big morning Woody Herman Orchestra vocalist, instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 66048 10-in. 8/2/1939 Love with a capital You Woody Herman Orchestra vocalist, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 66049 10-in. 8/2/1939 Still the bluebird sings Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, vocalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66050 10-in. 8/2/1939 Love me Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 66051 10-in. 8/2/1939 Rosetta Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 66529 10-in. 9/11/1939 For tonight Woody Herman Orchestra vocalist, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 66530 10-in. 9/11/1939 Fine and dandy Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet, vocalist  
Decca 66531 10-in. 9/11/1939 Put that thing in writing Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 66532 10-in. 9/11/1939 can this be love? Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 66672 10-in. 9/26/1939 If I knew then Woody Herman Orchestra vocalist, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 66673 10-in. 9/26/1939 I'm comin' Virginia Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 66674 10-in. 9/26/1939 Blue dawn Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, vocalist, clarinet  
Decca 66897 10-in. 11/20/1939 Swingin' a dream Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 66898 10-in. 11/20/1939 This changing world Woody Herman Orchestra vocalist, instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 66899 10-in. 11/20/1939 It's my turn now Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, vocalist, alto saxophone  
(Results 101-125 of 301 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Herman, Woody," accessed April 13, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204456.

Herman, Woody. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 13, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204456.

"Herman, Woody." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 13 April 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204456

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