Tadd Dameron

Tadley Ewing Peake Dameron (February 21, 1917 – March 8, 1965) was an American jazz composer, arranger, and pianist. Saxophonist Dexter Gordon called him the "romanticist" of the bop movement, while reviewer Scott Yanow wrote that Dameron was the "definitive arranger/composer of the bop era".

Birth and Death Data: Born February 21, 1917 (Cleveland), Died March 8, 1965 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, arranger

Notes: Forename is spelled "Tad" in many U.S. Copyright Office records.

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-053206 10-in. 7/15/1940 Rock and ride Harlan Leonard ; Rockets Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-053207 10-in. 7/15/1940 400 swing Harlan Leonard ; Rockets Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-053208 10-in. 7/15/1940 My dream Darwin Jones ; Harlan Leonard ; Rockets Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-053211 10-in. 7/15/1940 A-la-bridges Harlan Leonard ; Rockets Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-053638 10-in. 11/13/1940 Dameron stomp Harlan Leonard ; Rockets Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-053639 10-in. 11/13/1940 Rachmaninoff jumps Harlan Leonard ; Rockets Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-053642 10-in. 11/13/1940 It couldn't be Darwin Jones ; Harlan Leonard ; Rockets Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-053644 10-in. 11/13/1940 Take 'um Henry Bridges ; Harlan Leonard ; Rockets Jazz/dance band, with saxophone solo composer  
Victor BS-053645 10-in. 11/13/1940 Dig it Harlan Leonard ; Rockets ; Myra Taylor Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1545 10-in. 8/22/1947 Stay on it Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Decca 75680 1/6/1950 So easy-2 Artie Shaw Orchestra arranger  
Decca L 3096 10-in. 7/14/1942 I dream a lot about you-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra arranger  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dameron, Tadd," accessed January 29, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/310789.

Dameron, Tadd. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 29, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/310789.

"Dameron, Tadd." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 29 January 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/310789

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