David Walter "Dave" Bowman (September 8, 1914, Buffalo, New York - December 28, 1964, Miami) was an American jazz pianist.
Bowman was raised in Hamilton, Ontario, where he learned to play piano as a child. He lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a time, then worked in London with Jack Hylton in the mid-1930s. After returning to the United States he settled in New York and played with Bobby Hackett, Sharkey Bonano, Sidney Bechet, and Bud Freeman late in the decade. In the early 1940s he worked with Jack Teagarden, Joe Marsala, Muggsy Spanier, Lee Wiley, and Eddie Condon. He took positions with ABC and NBC in the later 1940s (including with Perry Como) and worked as a studio musician on recordings. In the 1950s he worked with Bud Freeman again, and with Phil Napoleon shortly before his death.
Birth and Death Data: Born September 8th, 1914 (Buffalo), Died December 28th, 1964
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1951
Roles Represented in DAHR: piano
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 60 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||66603||10-in.||9/18/1939||As long as I live||Bud Freeman||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||66604||10-in.||9/18/1939||The sail fish||Bud Freeman||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||66605||10-in.||9/18/1939||Sunday||Bud Freeman||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||66606||10-in.||9/18/1939||Satanic blues||Bud Freeman||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||67391||10-in.||3/25/1940||Oh! Baby||Bud Freeman and his Summa Cum Laude Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||67392||10-in.||3/25/1940||I need some pettin'||Bud Freeman and his Summa Cum Laude Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||67393||10-in.||3/25/1940||Susie||Bud Freeman and his Summa Cum Laude Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||67394||10-in.||3/25/1940||Big boy||Bud Freeman and his Summa Cum Laude Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||67477||10-in.||4/4/1940||Sensation||Bud Freeman||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||67478||10-in.||4/4/1940||Fidgety feet||Bud Freeman||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||67479||10-in.||4/4/1940||Tia Juana||Bud Freeman||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||67480||10-in.||4/4/1940||Copenhagen||Bud Freeman||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68153||10-in.||9/26/1940||Gee, but I hate to go home alone||Teddy Grace||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68154||10-in.||9/26/1940||sing, it's good for ya||Teddy Grace||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68155||10-in.||9/26/1940||Gee what the boys in the back room will have||Teddy Grace||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68156||10-in.||9/26/1940||I'm the lonesomest gal in town||Teddy Grace||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68854||10-in.||3/21/1941||Bull's eye||Joe Marsala Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68855||10-in.||3/21/1941||Lower register||Joe Marsala Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68856||10-in.||3/21/1941||I know that you know||Joe Marsala Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||68857||10-in.||3/21/1941||Slow down||Joe Marsala Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||70124||10-in.||1/2/1942||Little David, play on your harp||Muggsy Spanier Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||70125||10-in.||1/2/1942||Can't we be friends?||Muggsy Spanier Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||70126||10-in.||1/2/1942||Chicago||Muggsy Spanier Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||70127||10-in.||1/2/1942||Hesitating blues||Muggsy Spanier and his Ragtimers||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||72404||10-in.||10/4/1944||Lover man (oh, where can you be?)||Billie Holiday||instrumentalist, piano|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bowman, Dave," accessed October 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/305258.
Bowman, Dave. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/305258.
"Bowman, Dave." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 October 2021.
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