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John Simmons

John Simmons (June 14, 1918 in Haskell, Oklahoma – September 19, 1979 in Orange, New York) was an American jazz bassist.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1918 (Haskell), Died September 19, 1979

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass, leader

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 66 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-053725 10-in. 12/11/1940 Moody melody Jimmie Noone Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053726 10-in. 12/11/1940 Then you're drunk Jimmie Noone Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053727 10-in. 12/11/1940 I'm going home Gideon Honore ; Jimmie Noone Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-053728 10-in. 12/11/1940 They got my number now Jimmie Noone Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 72512 10-in. 11/10/1944 Waltzin' Matilda Josh White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 72513 10-in. 11/10/1944 I gave my love a cherry Josh White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 72514 10-in. 11/10/1944 House of the rising sun Josh White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 72515 11/10/1944 Strange fruit Josh White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 72516 11/10/1944 John Henry Josh White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 72624 10-in. 12/13/1944 Lass with the delicate air Josh White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 72625 10-in. 12/13/1944 Jelly jelly Josh White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 72626 10-in. 12/13/1944 Evil hearted man Josh White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 72627 10-in. 12/13/1944 Backwater blues Josh White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 72628 10-in. 12/13/1944 Frankie and Johnnie Josh White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 72629 10-in. 12/13/1944 John Henry Josh White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 72660 10-in. 12/28/1944 Letter from the Russian front Josh White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 72661 10-in. 12/28/1944 In the dugout Josh White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 72662 10-in. 12/28/1944 Beloved comrade Josh White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 72663 10-in. 12/28/1944 Lord Randall, my son Josh White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 72664 10-in. 12/28/1944 Johnny has gone for a soldier Josh White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 73300 1/22/1946 Good morning heartache-1 Billie Holiday instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 73301 1/22/1946 No good man Billie Holiday instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 73301[a] 1/22/1946 Big Stuff Billie Holiday instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 73466 3/26/1946 Sometime Josh White instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 73467 3/26/1946 The lass with the delicate air Josh White instrumentalist, string bass  
(Results 1-25 of 66 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Simmons, John," accessed August 17, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209445.

Simmons, John. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 17, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209445.

"Simmons, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 17 August 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209445

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