Henry Goodwin

Henry Clay Goodwin (born January 2, 1910, Columbia, South Carolina - July 2, 1979, New York City) was an American jazz trumpeter.

Goodwin learned to play drums and tuba in addition to trumpet while in high school in Washington, DC; he accompanied Claude Hopkins in Europe in 1925. Late in the 1920s he played with Cliff Jackson and Elmer Snowden, then worked in the 1930s with Lucky Millinder, Willie Bryant, Charlie Johnson, Cab Calloway, Kenny Clarke, and Edgar Hayes. During World War II he worked primarily with Sidney Bechet and Cecil Scott, but turned his focus away from big band ensembles after 1944, working with Scott in small groups as well as with Art Hodes, Mezz Mezzrow, and Bob Wilber. In the 1950s he played with Jimmy Archey and Earl Hines, and occasionally played with Dixieland revival groups during the 1960s.

Gunther Schuller described Goodwin as "a most assured swing stylist and specialist in the plunger and growl."

Birth and Death Data: Born January 2nd, 1910 (Columbia), Died July 2nd, 1979 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 62217 10-in. 5/25/1937 Caravan Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62218 10-in. 5/25/1937 Edgar steps out Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62219 10-in. 5/25/1937 Laughing at life Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62220 10-in. 5/25/1937 Stomping at the Renny Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62450 10-in. 7/27/1937 Laughing at life Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62451 10-in. 7/27/1937 High, wide and handsome Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62452 10-in. 7/27/1937 Satan takes a holiday Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62675 10-in. 10/11/1937 Queen Isabella Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62676 10-in. 10/11/1937 Old King Cole Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62677 10-in. 10/11/1937 Shindig Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62678 10-in. 10/11/1937 Let's love Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63157 10-in. 1/14/1938 Meet the band Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63158 10-in. 1/14/1938 Fugitive from a harem Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63159 10-in. 1/14/1938 Swingin' in the promised land Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63160 10-in. 1/14/1938 Barbary Coast blues Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63294 10-in. 2/17/1938 Help me Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63295 10-in. 2/17/1938 Without you Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63296 10-in. 2/17/1938 You're my first thought every morning Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63297 10-in. 2/17/1938 In the mood Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63298 10-in. 2/17/1938 Star dust Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63299 10-in. 2/17/1938 Sophisticated swing Edgar Hayes Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Goodwin, Henry," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/318371.

Goodwin, Henry. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/318371.

"Goodwin, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/318371

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