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
|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|
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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