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 8, 1914 (Buffalo), Died December 28, 1964

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano

Recordings

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  
Decca 72405 10-in. 10/4/1944 No more Billie Holiday instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72497 10-in. 11/8/1944 That ole devil called love Billie Holiday instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72498 11/8/1944 Don't explain Billie Holiday instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72499 11/8/1944 Big stuff Billie Holiday instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72692 10-in. 1/14/1945 Jodie man Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72693 10-in. 1/14/1945 I wonder-1 Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72756 10-in. 3/5/1945 Little Jazz boogie Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 72757 10-in. 3/5/1945 Embraceable you Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 75868 2/17/1950 That's a plenty Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 75869 2/17/1950 If you can't get a drum with a boom-1 Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 75870 2/17/1950 Rose room Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 75871 2/17/1950 When my sugar walks down the street-2 Bob Crosby's Bob Cats instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76117 4/10/1950 Washington Post march Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76118 4/10/1950 My Scandinavian baby Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76119 4/10/1950 Stars and stripes forever Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76120 4/10/1950 Your heart of stone Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76121 4/10/1950 Black bottom Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76122 4/10/1950 Charleston Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 81328 8/1/1951 The kissing bug boogie Neal Hefti Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 81329 8/1/1951 (I wouldn't be where I am) If you hadn't gone away Neal Hefti Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 81330 8/1/1951 Coral reef Neal Hefti Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Signature SRC 118 10-in. March 1945 When a woman loves a man Dave Bowman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Signature SRC 119 10-in. March 1945 Cow cow boogie Dave Bowman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Signature SRC 120 10-in. March 1945 Stars fell on Alabama Dave Bowman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Signature SRC 121 10-in. March 1945 [Unknown title(s)] Dave Bowman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Signature SRC 122 10-in. March 1945 Blues Dave Bowman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Signature BOB-7 6/24/1944 Playin' the blues Dave Bowman instrumentalist, piano  
Signature S-7 10-in. 12/7/1944 Wang wang blues Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Signature BOB-8 6/24/1944 She's funny that way ; Rosetta ; You're blase Dave Bowman instrumentalist, piano  
Signature S-8 10-in. 12/7/1944 Stumbling Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Signature S-9 10-in. 12/7/1944 That's a plenty Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Signature S-12 1944 Rockin' chair Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Signature S-13 1944 Clarinet blues (Double clarinet) Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Signature S-14 1944 Wolverine blues Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Signature S-15 1944 Sunday Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bowman, Dave," accessed January 19, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/305258.

Bowman, Dave. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 19, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/305258.

"Bowman, Dave." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 19 January 2022.

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