Julius Dash

Julian Dash (April 9, 1916 – February 25, 1974) was an American swing music jazz tenor saxophonist born in Charleston, South Carolina, United States, probably better known for his work with Erskine Hawkins and Buck Clayton.

Dash was a member of the Bama State Collegians, which later became the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra. He is recognised, with Hawkins and fellow sax player Bill Johnson, in composing the swing tune "Tuxedo Junction", which became an immense hit when recorded by other (mainly white) bands, notably that of Glenn Miller.

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Dash recorded for the Sittin' in With label and later was on Vee-Jay Records with his sextets. His renditions of "Devil's Lament" and "Dance of the Mother Bird" on Sittin' In With and his "Zig Zag" on the Vee Jay label were hits in the black community.

Dash can be heard at his best in 1953 on two of the Buck Clayton Jam Sessions, in which extended versions of songs ("The Huckle-Buck" to 63 choruses) were recorded by Vanguard to exploit the newly developed length of LP records. All of the six sessions were later released by Columbia as thematic album LPs and by Lone Hill as CDs, also in complete versions by Mosaic. On 6 March 1972, Dash recorded prominently with fellow tenor saxist Buddy Tate as one of Jay McShann's All-Stars on seven titles of Kansas City-styled tunes.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 9, 1916 (Charleston), Died February 25, 1974

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: saxophone

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 78 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-026855 10-in. 9/12/1938 (Shango, shango, shangoree) Rockin' rollers' jubilee Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-026856 10-in. 9/12/1938 I'm madly in love with you Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Merle Turner Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-026857 10-in. 9/12/1938 Let this be a warning to you, baby Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-026858 10-in. 9/12/1938 Miss Hallelujah Brown Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-026859 10-in. 9/12/1938 Weary blues Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-026860 10-in. 9/12/1938 King Porter stomp Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-027958 10-in. 10/20/1938 Strictly swing Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-027959 10-in. 10/20/1938 Do you want to jump, children? Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-027960 10-in. 10/20/1938 (Oh! Oh!) What do you know about love? Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Ida James Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-027961 10-in. 10/20/1938 A study in blue Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-027962 10-in. 10/20/1938 Easy rider (I wonder where my easy rider's gone) Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-027963 10-in. 10/20/1938 Because of you Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-035719 10-in. 4/8/1939 "I," the living "I" Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Ida James Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-035720 10-in. 4/8/1939 Let the punishment fit the crime Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-035721 10-in. 4/8/1939 Swing out (Theme song of Erskine Hawkins) Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-035722 10-in. 4/8/1939 Raid the joint Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-036943 10-in. 5/14/1939 Big-wig in the wigwam Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Ida James Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-036944 10-in. 5/14/1939 Polka dotty (Come out tonight) Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-036945 10-in. 5/14/1939 No soap Julius Dash ; Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with saxophone solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-036946 10-in. 5/14/1939 Swingin' on Lenox Avenue Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038418 10-in. 7/18/1939 Hot platter Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038419 10-in. 7/18/1939 Gin mill special Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038420 10-in. 7/18/1939 Cherry Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038421 10-in. 7/18/1939 Tuxedo Junction Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038422 10-in. 7/18/1939 Weddin' blues Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 78 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dash, Julius," accessed February 6, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/310952.

Dash, Julius. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 6, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/310952.

"Dash, Julius." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 6 February 2023.

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