Henry Clay Goodwin (born January 2, 1910, Columbia, South Carolina - July 2, 1979, New York City) was an American jazz trumpeter.
Goodwin learned to play drums and tuba in addition to trumpet while in high school in Washington, DC; he accompanied Claude Hopkins in Europe in 1925. Late in the 1920s he played with Cliff Jackson and Elmer Snowden, then worked in the 1930s with Lucky Millinder, Willie Bryant, Charlie Johnson, Cab Calloway, Kenny Clarke, and Edgar Hayes. During World War II he worked primarily with Sidney Bechet and Cecil Scott, but turned his focus away from big band ensembles after 1944, working with Scott in small groups as well as with Art Hodes, Mezz Mezzrow, and Bob Wilber. In the 1950s he played with Jimmy Archey and Earl Hines, and occasionally played with Dixieland revival groups during the 1960s.
Gunther Schuller described Goodwin as "a most assured swing stylist and specialist in the plunger and growl."
Birth and Death Data: Born January 2nd, 1910 (Columbia), Died July 2nd, 1979 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1946
Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-62599||10-in.||6/6/1930||In dat mornin'||Moses Allen ; Chickasaw Syncopators ; Jimmie Lunceford||Jazz/dance band, with talk||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Victor||BVE-62600||10-in.||6/6/1930||Sweet rhythm||Chickasaw Syncopators ; Jimmie Lunceford||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||62140||10-in.||4/21/1937||Honey||Clude Hopkins Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||62141||10-in.||4/21/1937||June night||Clude Hopkins Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||62142||10-in.||4/21/1937||Church Street sobbin' blues||Clude Hopkins Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||62143||10-in.||4/21/1937||My kinda love||Clude Hopkins Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||73335||1/31/1946||Baby that'll be the day||Roy Eldridge Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||73336||1/31/1946||All the cats join in||Roy Eldridge Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||73337||1/31/1946||Poor John||Roy Eldridge Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||73338||1/31/1946||Ain't that a shame||Roy Eldridge Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||73554||5/7/1946||Hi ho trailus boot whip||Roy Eldridge Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||73555||4/7/1946||Tippin' out||Roy Eldridge Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||73556||5/7/1946||Yard dog||Roy Eldridge Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||73557||5/7/1946||Les bounce||Roy Eldridge Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Clay, Henry," accessed October 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/308809.
Clay, Henry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/308809.
"Clay, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 October 2021.
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