Dave "Panama" Francis

David Albert "Panama" Francis (December 21, 1918 – November 13, 2001) was an American swing jazz drummer who played on numerous hit recordings in the 1950s.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 21, 1918 (Miami), Died November 11, 2001 (Orlando)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 122 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 71451 10-in. 10/19/1943 Don't cry baby Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 71452 10-in. 10/19/1943 Sweet slumber Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 71453 10-in. 10/19/1943 Shipyard social function Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72177 10-in. 5/25/1944 Hurry hurry Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72178 10-in. 5/25/1944 Darlin' Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72179 10-in. 5/25/1944 I can't see for lookin' Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72180 10-in. 5/25/1944 Who threw the whiskey in the well Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72181 10-in. 5/25/1944 Lover man Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72949 10-in. 6/22/1945 Someday Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72950 6/22/1945 [Unknown title(s)] Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72951 6/22/1945 [Unknown title(s)] Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72952 10-in. 6/22/1945 All the time Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72953 10-in. 6/22/1945 How big can you get little man Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 73395 2/26/1946 How big can you get Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 73396 2/26/1946 More, more, more Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 73397 2/26/1946 There's good blues tonight Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 73398 2/26/1946 Shorty's got to go Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 73399 2/26/1946 Chittlin' switch Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 73561 5/10/1946 Fare Thee well Deacon Jones Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 73861 4/11/1947 You can't put out a fire Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 73862 4/11/1947 The spider and the fly Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 73863 4/11/1947 Let it roll Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 73864 4/11/1947 Begging for love Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 86380 6/7/1954 Shake, rattle and roll Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 86381 6/7/1954 A.B.C. boogie Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 26-50 of 122 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Francis, Dave "Panama"," accessed May 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/316094.

Francis, Dave "Panama". (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/316094.

"Francis, Dave "Panama"." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 May 2024.

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