Squire Gersh

William Girsback, better known as Squire Gersh (May 13, 1913 in San Francisco - April 27, 1983) was an American jazz tubist and double-bassist.

Gersh played in San Francisco with Lu Watters, Bob Scobey, Turk Murphy, and Mutt Carey; he recorded with Watters in 1942 and with Murphy multiple times between 1950 and 1966. He accompanied Louis Armstrong on record and for a tour of South America between 1956–58, then played in Europe with Kid Ory and Red Allen in 1959.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 13, 1913, Died April 27, 1983

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1956 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass

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Recordings (Results 26-49 of 49 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 101469 1/24/1957 Two deuces Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101470 1/24/1957 Mandy make up your mind Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101476 1/24/1957 Wild man blues Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101477 1/24/1957 Gully low blues Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101478 1/24/1957 Everybody loves my baby Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101479 1/24/1957 Heebie jeebies Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101485 1/25/1957 King of the Zulus Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101486 1/25/1957 Froggie Moore (Frog-I-More rag) Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101487 1/25/1957 Georgia grind Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101488 1/25/1957 Snag it Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101489 1/25/1957 Dippermouth blues Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101490 1/25/1957 Canal Street blues Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101491 1/28/1957 (I'll be glad when you're dead) You rascal you Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101492 1/28/1957 Hobo you can't ride this train Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101493 1/28/1957 Knockin' a jug Louis Armstrong Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101494 1/28/1957 Dear old Southland-1 Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101495 1/28/1957 See see rider Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101496 1/28/1957 Reckless blues Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101497 1/28/1957 Trouble in mind Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101498 1/28/1957 Courthouse blues Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 102617 12/12/1956 Georgia on my mind-2 Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 102618 12/11/1956 On the sunny side of the street Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 102623 1/28/1957 Dear old Southland-1, 2 Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104555 12/12/1956 When you're smiling-1 Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
(Results 26-49 of 49 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gersh, Squire," accessed June 4, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/317570.

Gersh, Squire. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 4, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/317570.

"Gersh, Squire." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 4 June 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/317570

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