Dave Bowman

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  
(Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/305258

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