Seldon Powell

Seldon Powell (15 November 1928–25 January 1997) was an American soul jazz, swing, and R&B tenor saxophonist and flautist born in Lawrenceville, Virginia.

He worked with Tab Smith (1949), Lucky Millinder (1949–51), Neal Hefti, and Louis Bellson. During the 1960s he ventured into the soul jazz idiom and worked with Clark Terry, Lou Donaldson, Johnny Hammond Smith, and Buddy Rich.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 15th, 1928 (Virginia), Died January 25th, 1997 (New York)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1953 - 1964

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone, flute

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 85200 9/10/1953 I love my Argentine Pearl Bailey instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 85201 9/10/1953 Me and my shadow Pearl Bailey instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 85202 9/10/1953 She's something Spanish Pearl Bailey instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101491 1/28/1957 (I'll be glad when you're dead) You rascal you Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101492 1/28/1957 Hobo you can't ride this train Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101493 1/28/1957 Knockin' a jug Louis Armstrong Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101494 1/28/1957 Dear old Southland-1 Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102623 1/28/1957 Dear old Southland-1, 2 Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103804 12/3/1957 Li'l darlin' Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103805 12/3/1957 Cherry point Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103806 12/3/1957 The kid from Red Bank Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103807 12/3/1957 Oh! What a night for love Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103808 12/4/1957 Banana split Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103809 12/4/1957 Lollypop Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103810 12/4/1957 The wayno Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103811 12/4/1957 Chug-a-lug Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103812 12/5/1957 Sure thing Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103813 12/5/1957 Coral reef Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103814 12/5/1957 Why not? Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103815 12/5/1957 Plymouth rock Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 106641 2/20/1959 My old flame Mary Ann McCall instrumentalist, flute  
Decca 106642 2/20/1959 My melancholy baby Mary Ann McCall instrumentalist, flute  
Decca 106643 2/20/1959 Trouble is a man Mary Ann McCall instrumentalist, flute  
Decca 106644 2/20/1959 Melancholy mood Mary Ann McCall instrumentalist, flute  
Decca 112951 1/9/1963 Baby workout Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Powell, Seldon," accessed May 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/208116.

Powell, Seldon. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/208116.

"Powell, Seldon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 May 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/208116

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