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 51-75 of 122 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 87147 12/6/1954 A traveler's tune Mary (Marie) Knight instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 87148 12/16/1954 The battle of Jericho Mary (Marie) Knight instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 87149 12/6/1954 The storm is passing over-1 Mary (Marie) Knight instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 87150 12/6/1954 I must tell Jesus Mary (Marie) Knight instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 87151 12/6/1954 Who rolled the stone away Marie Knight instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 87152 12/6/1954 Easter bells Mary (Marie) Knight instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 87917 5/9/1955 Jack hammer drill George Williams Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 87918 5/9/1955 Rocking the blues George Williams Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 87919 5/9/1955 Too much moon George Williams Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89964 5/16/1956 Camel rock Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89965 5/16/1956 Up and down Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89966 5/16/1956 Take one Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89967 5/16/1956 The grey bear Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 101657 2/14/1957 John Thompson Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 101658 2/14/1957 Sure Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 101659 2/14/1957 Swell Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 101660 2/14/1957 Easy rock Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 101666 2/15/1957 Sentimental journey Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 101667 2/15/1957 Stop, look and run Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 101668 2/15/1957 Twenty one Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 101669 2/15/1957 Sometimes I'm happy Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 102267 4/15/1957 Swizzle time Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 102268 4/15/1957 Late hours Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 102269 4/15/1957 You for me Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 102270 4/15/1957 Readin', writin' and rockin' Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 51-75 of 122 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Francis, Dave "Panama"," accessed April 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/316094.

Francis, Dave "Panama". (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/316094.

"Francis, Dave "Panama"." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 April 2024.

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