Joe Eldridge

Joseph Eldridge (1908 – March 5, 1952) was an American jazz alto saxophonist. He was the brother of Roy Eldridge.

He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Eldridge played professionally starting in 1927, leading a group called the Elite Serenaders for several years. He played with Speed Webb and Cecil Scott early in the 1930s, and in 1933, co-led an ensemble with his brother. After working with McKinney's Cotton Pickers and Blanche Calloway, he joined his brother's new band in late 1936, remaining with the group until 1940. Following this he played briefly with Buddy Johnson, then with Zutty Singleton from 1941 to 1943.

Eldridge led his own band at the club Jimmy Ryan's in 1943, then relocated to Los Angeles, where he worked with Singleton and his brother Roy again and also with Hot Lips Page. He spent most of the second half of the 1940s playing in Canada. In 1950 he moved back to New York City, where he worked briefly teaching music, before his death in New York in March 1952.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1908 (Pittsburgh), Died March 5, 1952 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: alto saxophone

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Recordings (Results 26-42 of 42 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 73690 9/24/1946 It's the talk of the town Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 73691 9/24/1946 I surrender dear Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca [Unnumbered World Transcriptions master] 11/16/1943 I surrender, dear Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca [Unnumbered World Transcriptions master] 11/16/1943 Lady be good Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca [Unnumbered World Transcriptions master] 11/16/1943 After you've gone Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca N 1800 10-in. 3/1/1944 That's kicks ; That's kicks (incomplete) Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca N 1801 10-in. 3/1/1944 Pluckin' that thing Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca N 1802 10-in. 3/1/1944 A boogie woogie notion Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca N 1803 10-in. 3/1/1944 House rent boogie Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca N 1804 10-in. 3/1/1944 Big Joe Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca N 1805 10-in. 3/1/1944 Boogin' a plenty Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca N 1806 10-in. 3/1/1944 Sweet Lorraine Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca N 1807 10-in. 3/1/1944 Honeysuckle rose Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca C 15095 10-in. 11/16/1943 The gasser Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca C 15096 10-in. 11/16/1943 Jump through the window Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca C 15097 11/16/1943 Minor jive Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca C 15098 11/16/1943 Stardust Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
(Results 26-42 of 42 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Eldridge, Joe," accessed July 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/313836.

Eldridge, Joe. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/313836.

"Eldridge, Joe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 July 2024.

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