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 101-122 of 122 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 112659 9/26/1962 Smoke gets in your eyes Cozy Cole instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 112951 1/9/1963 Baby workout Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 112952 1/9/1963 I'm going crazy Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 112953 1/9/1963 Count down Dick Jacobs Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 112954 1/9/1963 Dance back to me (Hey, hey, hey, hey) Dick Jacobs Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 114728 3/27/1964 Big boss line Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 114729 3/27/1964 My best friend's girl Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 114730 3/27/1964 Take one step Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 115661 2/4/1965 No pity in the naked city Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 115662 2/4/1965 Better play it safe Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 115663 2/4/1965 Star dust Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 115664 2/4/1965 She'll be there Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 115665 2/4/1965 No time out Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 116062 5/10/1965 No pity in the naked city Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 117676 7/8/1966 I'm not made of clay-1 ; I'm not made of clay Screamin' Jay Hawkins instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 117677 7/8/1966 All night-1 ; All night Screamin' Jay Hawkins instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 117678 7/8/1966 Mountain jive-1 ; Mountain jive Screamin' Jay Hawkins instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 117679 7/8/1966 I'll be there-1 ; I'll be there Screamin' Jay Hawkins instrumentalist, drums  
Signature SRC 2070 10-in. 5/5/1949 Baby, it's cold outside Cab Calloway and his Cab Jivers instrumentalist, drums  
Signature SRC 2071 10-in. 5/5/1949 The hucklebuck Cab Calloway and his Cab Jivers instrumentalist, drums  
Signature SRC 2072 10-in. 5/5/1949 I've got the world on a string Cab Calloway and his Cab Jivers instrumentalist, drums  
Signature SRC 2073 10-in. 5/5/1949 Why can't you behave Cab Calloway and his Cab Jivers instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 101-122 of 122 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Francis, Dave "Panama"," accessed May 30, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/316094.

Francis, Dave "Panama". (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 30, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/316094.

"Francis, Dave "Panama"." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 30 May 2024.

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