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Howard McGhee

Howard McGhee (March 6, 1918 – July 17, 1987) was one of the first bebop jazz trumpeters, with Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro and Idrees Sulieman. He was known for his fast fingers and very high notes. What is generally not known is the influence that he had on younger hard bop trumpeters, with Fats Navarro.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 6th, 1918 (Tulsa), Died July 17th, 1987 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1942 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, arranger

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 71050 10-in. 7/14/1942 Hey lawdy Mama Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71051 10-in. 7/14/1942 Boogie woogie cocktail-1 Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71052 10-in. 7/14/1942 Ride on, ride on Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71053 10-in. 7/14/1942 Mc Ghee special-2 Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 71239 10-in. 7/31/1942 Worried life blues Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71240 10-in. 7/31/1942 Take it and git Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71241 10-in. 7/31/1942 Hip hip hooray Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71242 10-in. 7/31/1942 Unlucky blues Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71535 10-in. 12/3/1943 Shorty boo Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71536 10-in. 12/3/1943 Fare Thee well honey Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71537 10-in. 12/3/1943 Baby don't you tell me no lie Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71538 10-in. 12/3/1943 Things 'bout comin' my way Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 83154 7/11/1952 T and S, part 1 Terry Gibbs Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 83155 7/11/1952 You don't know what love is-1 Terry Gibbs Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 83156 7/11/1952 T and S, part 2 (Three little words) Terry Gibbs Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 83157 7/11/1952 Flying home Terry Gibbs Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 83458 9/30/1952 T and s Jr. Terry Gibbs Sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Signature SRC 100 10-in. 1945 Stompin' at the Savoy Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Signature SRC 101 10-in. 1945 Why shouldn't I Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Signature SRC 102 10-in. 1945 Swingin' for Popsie Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Signature SRC 103 10-in. 1945 [Unknown title] Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, trumpet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McGhee, Howard," accessed August 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/206574.

McGhee, Howard. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/206574.

"McGhee, Howard." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/206574

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