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Jay McShann

James Columbus "Jay" McShann (January 12, 1916 – December 7, 2006) was a jazz pianist and bandleader. He led bands in Kansas City, Missouri, that included Charlie Parker, Bernard Anderson, Ben Webster, and Walter Brown.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 12th, 1909 (Muskogee), Died December 7th, 2006 (Kansas City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1943

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, leader

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 70993 10-in. 7/2/1942 Lonely boy blues Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 70994 10-in. 7/2/1942 Get me on your mind Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 70995 10-in. 7/2/1942 The jumpin' blues Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 70996 10-in. 7/2/1942 Sepian bounce-1 Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 71527 12/1/1943 Say forward I'll march Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 71528 10-in. 12/1/1943 Wrong neighborhood Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 71529 10-in. 12/1/1943 Hometown blues Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 71530 10-in. 11/1/1943 Save me some Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93730 10-in. 4/30/1941 Swingmatism Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Decca 93731 10-in. 4/30/1941 Hootie blues Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Decca 93732 10-in. 4/30/1941 Dexter blues Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Decca 93733 10-in. 4/30/1941 Vine Street boogie Jay McShann instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93734 10-in. 4/30/1941 Confessin' the blues Jay McShann instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93735 10-in. 4/30/1941 Hold 'em Hootie Jay McShann instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93809 10-in. 11/18/1941 One woman's man-1 Jay McShann Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93810 10-in. 11/18/1941 'Fore day rider Jay McShann Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93811 10-in. 11/18/1941 So you won't jump Jay McShann Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93812 10-in. 11/18/1941 New confessin' the blues (Confessin' the blues, part 2 De.48008) Jay McShann Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93813 10-in. 11/18/1941 Red River blues Jay McShann Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93814 10-in. 11/18/1941 Baby heart blues Jay McShann Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93815 10-in. 11/18/1941 Cryin' won't make me stay Jay McShann Quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93816 10-in. 11/18/1941 Hootie's ignorant oil Jay McShann Quartet instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McShann, Jay," accessed January 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/206642.

McShann, Jay. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/206642.

"McShann, Jay." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 January 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/206642

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