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
|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|
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.
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