Barrett Deems

Barrett Deems (March 1, 1914 – September 15, 1998) was an American swing music jazz drummer born in Springfield, Illinois, probably best known for his work with jazz musicians Jimmy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong (he performed as part of Armstrong's band in the 1956 musical High Society), Red Norvo, and Muggsy Spanier.

Deems was married twice; he was survived by his second wife, Jane Johnson, and by his daughter. Deems died of pneumonia in Chicago, 15 September 1998, at the age of 84.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 1st, 1914 (Springfield), Died September 15th, 1998 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 189 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 64950 10-in. 1/25/1939 Flip Joe Venuti and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 64951 10-in. 1/25/1939 Something Joe Venuti and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 64952 10-in. 1/25/1939 Flop Joe Venuti and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 64953 10-in. 1/25/1939 Nothing Joe Venuti and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 86652 8/13/1954 Skokiaan, part 1 Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 86653 8/13/1954 Skokiaan, part 2 Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 86738 9/1/1954 Muskrat ramble Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 86739 9/1/1954 Medley: Tenderly Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 86740 9/1/1954 You'll never walk alone Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 87839 4/25/1955 Yeh! Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 87840 4/25/1955 Mm-Mm Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 87841 4/25/1955 Baby, your sleep is showing Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 87842 4/25/1955 Tin roof blues Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 87843 4/25/1955 Pretty little Missy Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 88050 1/21/1955 When it's sleepy time down South ; (Back home again in) Indiana ; The gypsy Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 88051 1/21/1955 Jeepers creepers ; Margie Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 88052 1/21/1955 Tin roof blues Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 88053 1/21/1955 My bucket's got a hole in it Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 88054 1/21/1955 Rose room Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 88055 1/21/1955 Me and Brother Bill Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 88056 1/21/1955 Struttin' with some barbecue (Up a) Lazy river ; Old man Mose (false start) Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 88057 1/21/1955 T'aint' what you do ; Lover come back to me Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 88058 1/21/1955 Perdido Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 88059 1/21/1955 Blues for bass Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 88060 1/21/1955 Don't fence me in ; Basin Street blues ; When it's sleepy time down ; South (closing theme) Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 1-25 of 189 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Deems, Barrett," accessed May 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311654.

Deems, Barrett. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311654.

"Deems, Barrett." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 May 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311654

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