Eddie Dougherty

Eddie Dougherty (July 17, 1915 – December 14, 1994) was an American jazz drummer.

Dougherty played drums from age 13, working early on in Dickie Wells's band in Harlem at the beginning of the 1930s. He began recording frequently as a sideman in the 1930s, with Taft Jordan, Frank Froeba, Mildred Bailey, Harry James, Billie Holiday, Frankie Newton, Pete Johnson, and Meade Lux Lewis. Alongside this he held a gig as the drummer for Keny Watts and his Kilowatts through 1940. He subbed for Dave Tough in the Bud Freeman Orchestra in 1940, then played with Art Tatum, Joe Sullivan, Benny Carter, Benny Morton, and others in the first half of the 1940s. He worked with James P. Johnson several times, including on 1944 recording sessions. His later work included recordings with Cliff Jackson, Mary Lou Williams, Clyde Bernhardt, Wilbur De Paris, Teddy Wilson, and Albert Nicholas. He was still active into the 1980s.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 17th, 1915 (New York City), Died December 14th, 1994 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 68605 10-in. 1/21/1941 Wee baby blues Art Tatum and his Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 68606 10-in. 1/21/1941 Stompin' at the Savoy Art Tatum and his Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 68607 10-in. 1/21/1941 Last goodbye blues Art Tatum and his Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 68608 10-in. 1/21/1941 Battery bounce Art Tatum and his Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72233 10-in. 6/8/1944 I've got a feeling I'm falling James P. Johnson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72234 10-in. 6/8/1944 Honeysuckle rose James P. Johnson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72235 10-in. 6/8/1944 Keepin' out of mischief now James P. Johnson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72236 10-in. 6/8/1944 My fate is in your hands James P. Johnson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72311 10-in. 6/28/1944 Blue turning grey over you James P. Johnson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72312 10-in. 6/28/1944 Squeeze me James P. Johnson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72313 10-in. 6/28/1944 I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter James P. Johnson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72314 10-in. 6/28/1944 Ain't misbehavin' (I'm saving my love for you) James P. Johnson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72386 10-in. 9/15/1944 Snowy morning blues James P. Johnson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72387 10-in. 9/15/1944 The Carolina shout James P. Johnson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72388 10-in. 9/15/1944 Keep off the grass James P. Johnson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72389 10-in. 9/15/1944 Old fashioned love James P. Johnson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72390 10-in. 9/22/1944 If I could be with you (one hour tonight) James P. Johnson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72391 10-in. 9/22/1944 A porter's love song to a chambermaid James P. Johnson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72392 10-in. 9/22/1944 Over the bars James P. Johnson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72393 10-in. 9/22/1944 Riffs James P. Johnson instrumentalist, drums  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dougherty, Eddie," accessed May 9, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/312742.

Dougherty, Eddie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 9, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/312742.

"Dougherty, Eddie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 9 May 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/312742

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