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
|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|
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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