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 76-100 of 126 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
Decca 102279 4/16/1957 Three bad men Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 102280 4/16/1957 Gumbo rock Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 102281 4/16/1957 Kissing rock Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 102282 4/16/1957 Sweet potato pie Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 102283 4/17/1957 The street Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 102284 4/17/1957 Mr. Onion head Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 102285 4/17/1957 Ease down Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 102286 4/17/1957 The king's ring Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 104877 4/24/1958 Early in the morning Bobby Darin instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 104878 4/24/1958 Mighty, mighty man Bobby Darin instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 104879 4/24/1958 You're mine Bobby Darin instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 104880 4/24/1958 Now we're one Bobby Darin instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 105182 6/19/1958 Early in the morning Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 105183 6/19/1958 Now we're one Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 107694 6/30/1959 Peggy Sue got married Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 107695 12/14/1958 Crying, waiting, hoping Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 107927 10/7/1959 Wonderful girl Bill Baker instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 107928 10/7/1959 Chit chat Bill Baker instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 108598 1/19/1960 That's what they say Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 108599 1/19/1960 What to do Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 108600 12/17/1958 Learning the game Buddy Holly instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 76-100 of 126 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Francis, Dave "Panama"," accessed June 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/316094.

Francis, Dave "Panama". (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/316094.

"Francis, Dave "Panama"." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 June 2024.

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