John Collins

John Elbert Collins (September 20, 1913 – October 4, 2001) was an American jazz guitarist who was a member of the Nat King Cole trio.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 20, 1913 (Montgomery), Died October 4, 2001 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 52 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-062747 10-in. 3/10/1941 Blitzkrieg baby Una Mae Carlisle ; Les Young Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-062748 10-in. 3/10/1941 Beautiful eyes Una Mae Carlisle ; Les Young Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-062749 10-in. 3/10/1941 There'll be some changes made Una Mae Carlisle ; Les Young Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-062750 10-in. 3/10/1941 It's sad but true Una Mae Carlisle ; Les Young Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D6VB-2792 10-in. 9/5/1946 Epistrophy 52nd Street Boys ; Kenny Clarke Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D6VB-2795 10-in. 9/5/1946 Royal roost 52nd Street Boys ; Kenny Clarke Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0643 10-in. 3/11/1947 (Go to sleep) my sleepy head Etta Jones Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0644 10-in. 3/11/1947 I sold my heart to the junkman Etta Jones Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0645 10-in. 3/11/1947 The richest guy in the graveyard Etta Jones Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0646 10-in. 3/11/1947 Ain't no hurry, baby (with a guy like me) Etta Jones Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-2889 10-in. 12/19/1947 Riffing at 24th street Illinois Jacquet Orchestra ; Illinois Jacquet Jazz nonet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-2890 10-in. 12/19/1947 Mutton leg Illinois Jacquet Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-2891 10-in. 12/19/1947 Symphony in Sid Illinois Jacquet Orchestra ; Illinois Jacquet Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-2892 10-in. 12/19/1947 A Jacquet for Jack the bellboy Illinois Jacquet Orchestra ; Illinois Jacquet Jazz nonet instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 28617 10-in. 9/12/1940 I'm all for you Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 28618 10-in. 9/12/1940 I hear music Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 28619 10-in. 9/12/1940 The same old story Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 28620 10-in. 9/12/1940 Practice makes perfect Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 29987 10-in. 3/21/1941 Let's do it Eddie Heywood Orchestra ; Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 29988 10-in. 3/21/1941 Georgia on my mind Eddie Heywood Orchestra ; Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 29989 10-in. 3/21/1941 Romance in the dark Eddie Heywood Orchestra ; Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 29990 10-in. 3/21/1941 All of me Eddie Heywood Orchestra ; Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 68332 10-in. 11/11/1940 627 stomp Pete Johnson's Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 68333 10-in. 11/11/1940 Piney Brown blues Pete Johnson's Band ; Joe Turner instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 68334 10-in. 11/11/1940 Lafayette Hot Lips Page Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 52 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Collins, John," accessed April 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309178.

Collins, John. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309178.

"Collins, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 April 2024.

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