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Arnett Cobb

Arnett Cleophus Cobb (August 10, 1918 – March 24, 1989) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, sometimes known as the "Wild Man of the Tenor Sax" because of his uninhibited stomping style. Cobb wrote the words and music for the jazz standard "Smooth Sailing" (1951), which Ella Fitzgerald recorded for Decca on her album Lullabies of Birdland.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 10th, 1918 (Houston), Died March 24th, 1989 (Houston)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944 - 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 49 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 71825 10-in. 3/2/1944 Loose wig Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 71826 10-in. 3/2/1944 Chop chop Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 71827 10-in. 3/2/1944 Flying home No.2 Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 71828 10-in. 3/2/1944 Hamp's boogie woogie Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 72871 10-in. 5/21/1945 Doublin' with Dublin Lionel Hampton Sextet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 72872 10-in. 5/21/1945 Ribs and hot sauce Lionel Hampton Sextet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 72873 10-in. 5/21/1945 Blow top blues Lionel Hampton Sextet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 72874 10-in. 5/21/1945 Two fingers boogie-1 Lionel Hampton Sextet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 72875 10-in. 5/21/1945 Someday Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 72876 10-in. 5/21/1945 Beulah's boogie Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 72881 10-in. 5/21/1945 Playboy Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 72882 10-in. 5/21/1945 Punch and Judy Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 73287 1/21/1946 Pinetop's boogie woogie-1 Bing Crosby instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 73288 1/21/1946 On the sunny side of the street-2 Bing Crosby instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 73324 1/29/1946 Rockin' in rhythm, part 1 Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 73325 1/29/1946 Rockin' in rhythm, part 2 Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 73326 1/29/1946 Gay notes Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 73327 1/29/1946 Tempo's birthday Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 73332 1/31/1946 Cobb's idea Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 73333 1/31/1946 Air mail special, part 1 Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 73334 1/31/1946 Air Mail special, part 2 Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 113017 1/30/1963 Air mail special Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 119102 1966 You ought to know better (no do right)-1, 5 T-Bone Walker instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 119107 1966 I ain't your fool no more-6 (TWB 2) T-Bone Walker instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 119108 1966 Don't let your heartache catch you-2 T-Bone Walker instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 49 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cobb, Arnett," accessed February 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/308954.

Cobb, Arnett. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/308954.

"Cobb, Arnett." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 February 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/308954

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