Buddy Catlett

George James Catlett (May 13, 1933 – November 12, 2014), known professionally as Buddy Catlett, was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist, best known for his work as a bassist.

A childhood friend of Quincy Jones, he played with Jones in bands led by Charlie Taylor and Bumps Blackwell, as well as in a National Guard band. In 1959, he was hired by Cal Tjader. He joined Jones's band for a European tour. He worked with Louis Armstrong, Bill Coleman, Curtis Fuller, Freddie Hubbard, Coleman Hawkins, Junior Mance, Chico Hamilton, Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 13th, 1933 (Long Beach), Died November 12th, 2014 (Seattle)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1967 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 118624 2/8/1967 Day dream-1 Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 118625 2/8/1967 Step down brother, next case Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 118626 2/8/1967 Louis' dream Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 118627 2/8/1967 Northern Boulevard blues Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 119428 11/1/1967 The happy time Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 119429 11/1/1967 I believe Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 119430 11/1/1967 The gypsy in my soul Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 119431 11/1/1967 That's my desire Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 120103 3/26/1968 Sunrise, sunset Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 120104 3/26/1968 I will wait for you Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 120105 3/26/1968 Talk to the animals Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, string bass  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Catlett, Buddy," accessed April 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/307767.

Catlett, Buddy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/307767.

"Catlett, Buddy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/307767

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