Ray Sims

Ray C. Sims (January 18, 1921, Wichita - 2000) was an American jazz trombonist. He was the brother of Zoot Sims.

Sims played in territory bands in the early 1940s, then recorded with Anita O'Day and Benny Goodman shortly after the end of World War II. He worked with Les Brown (1947-1957) and Dave Pell (1953-1957), then with Harry James (1957-1969), and also worked as a sideman in the late 1950s with Charlie Barnet, Bill Holman, and Red Norvo. In the 1970s he played with James again and with Corky Corcoran; near the end of the decade he recorded with his brother Zoot.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 18th, 1921 (Wichita), Died 2000

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1947 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 149 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 81154 6/13/1951 In the cool, cool, cool of the evening Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 81155 6/13/1951 If you turn me down Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 81156 6/13/1951 My baby just cares for me Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 81210 6/25/1951 Sentimental journey The Ames Brothers ; Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 81211 6/25/1951 Undecided The Ames Brothers ; Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 81212 6/25/1951 Love letters in the sand Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 83096 7/18/1952 No moon at all The Ames Brothers ; Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 83097 7/18/1952 Do nothin' till you hear from me The Ames Brothers ; Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 83098 7/18/1952 Blue skies-1 The Ames Brothers ; Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 84032 3/2/1953 Rough ridin' Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 84033 3/2/1953 Ruby-1 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 84034 3/2/1953 Midnight sun-1 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 84035 3/2/1953 From this moment on Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 86005 between 9/4/1953 and 9/20/1953 Happy hooligan-3 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 86006 between 9/4/1953 and 9/20/1953 Caravan-3 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 86007 between 9/4/1953 and 9/20/1953 Baby I need you Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 86009 between 9/4/1953 and 9/20/1953 I let a song go out of my heart-3 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 86011 between 9/4/1953 and 9/20/1953 Crazy legs-3 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 86012 between 9/4/1953 and 9/20/1953 Begin the beguine-4 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 86013 between 9/4/1953 and 9/20/1953 I would do anything for you-4 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 86017 between 9/4/1953 and 9/20/1953 Cherokee-3 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 86018 between 9/4/1953 and 9/20/1953 Montoona clipper-1 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 86019 between 9/4 and 9/20/1953 Sentimental journey Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 86020 between 9/4 and 9/20/1953 Rain-3 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 86023 between 9/4/1953 and 9/20/1953 Jersey bounce-3 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, trombone  
(Results 1-25 of 149 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sims, Ray," accessed December 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209474.

Sims, Ray. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209474.

"Sims, Ray." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 December 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209474

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