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Freddie Green

Frederick William Green (March 31, 1911 – March 1, 1987) was an American swing jazz guitarist who played rhythm guitar with the Count Basie Orchestra for almost fifty years.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 31st, 1911 (Charleston), Died March 1st, 1987 (Las Vegas)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 62078 10-in. 3/26/1937 Exactly like you Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62079 10-in. 3/26/1937 Boo-Hoo Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62080 10-in. 3/26/1937 The glory of love Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62081 10-in. 3/26/1937 Boogie woogie (I may be wrong) Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62331 10-in. 7/7/1937 Smarty Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62332 10-in. 7/7/1937 One o'clock jump Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62333 10-in. 7/7/1937 Listen my children (and you shall hear) Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62334 10-in. 7/7/1937 John's idea Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62511 10-in. 8/9/1937 Good morning blues Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62512 10-in. 8/9/1937 Our love was meant to be Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62513 10-in. 8/9/1937 Time out Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62514 10-in. 8/9/1937 Topsy Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62682 10-in. 10/13/1937 I keep remembering Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62683 10-in. 10/13/1937 Out the window Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62684 10-in. 10/13/1937 Don't you miss your baby? Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 62685 10-in. 10/13/1937 Let me dream Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 63122 10-in. 1/3/1938 Georgianna Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 63123 10-in. 1/3/1938 Blues in the dark Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 63286 10-in. 2/16/1938 Sent for you yesterday (and here you come today) Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 63287 10-in. 2/16/1938 Every tub Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 63288 10-in. 2/16/1938 Now will you be good? Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 63289 10-in. 2/16/1938 Swingin' the blues Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 63918 10-in. 6/6/1938 Mama don't want no peas' n' rice' n' cocoanut oil Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 63919 10-in. 6/6/1938 Blue and sentimental Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 63920 10-in. 6/6/1938 Doggin' around Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64471 10-in. 8/22/1938 Stop beatin' round the mulberry bush Count Basie Orchestra ; Jimmy Rushing instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64472 10-in. 8/22/1938 London bridge is falling down Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64473 10-in. 8/19/1938 Texas shuffle Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64474 10-in. 8/19/1938 Jumpin' at the Woodside Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64731 10-in. 11/9/1938 How long, how long blues Count Basie ; Freddie Green ; Jo Jones ; Walter Page instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64732 10-in. 11/9/1938 The dirty dozens Count Basie ; Freddie Green ; Jo Jones ; Walter Page instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64733 10-in. 11/9/1938 Hey! Lawdy Mama Count Basie ; Freddie Green ; Jo Jones ; Walter Page instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64734 10-in. 11/9/1938 The fives Count Basie ; Freddie Green ; Jo Jones ; Walter Page instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64735 10-in. 11/9/1938 Boogie woogie Count Basie ; Freddie Green ; Jo Jones ; Walter Page instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64746 10-in. 11/16/1938 Dark rapture Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64747 10-in. 11/16/1938 Shorty George Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64748 10-in. 11/16/1938 The blues I like to hear Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64749 10-in. 11/16/1938 Do you wanna jump, children? Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64750 10-in. 11/16/1938 Panassie stomp Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64851 10-in. 1/5/1939 My heart belongs to Daddy Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64852 10-in. 1/5/1939 Sing for your supper Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64954 10-in. 1/26/1939 Oh! Red Count Basie ; Freddie Green ; Jo Jones ; Walter Page instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64955 10-in. 1/26/1939 Fare thee honey, fare thee well Count Basie ; Freddie Green ; Jo Jones ; Walter Page instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64956 10-in. 1/26/1939 Dupree blues Count Basie ; Freddie Green ; Jo Jones ; Walter Page instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64957 10-in. 1/26/1939 When the sun goes down Count Basie ; Freddie Green ; Jo Jones ; Walter Page instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64958 10-in. 1/26/1939 Red wagon Count Basie ; Freddie Green ; Jo Jones ; Walter Page instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64978 10-in. 2/2/1939 You can depend on me Count Basie Sextet instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64979 10-in. 2/3/1939 Cherokee, part 1 Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64980 10-in. 2/3/1939 Cherokee, part 2 Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64981 10-in. 2/3/1939 Blame it on my last affair Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64982 10-in. 2/4/1939 Jive at five Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64983 10-in. 2/4/1939 Thursday-1 Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64984 10-in. 2/4/1939 Evil blues-1 Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64985 10-in. 2/4/1939 Oh, Lady be good-1 Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 84885 7/20/1953 My kinda love Jackie Paris ; Tony Scott Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 84886 7/20/1953 Time to go Tony Scott Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 84887 7/20/1953 Opus one Jackie Paris ; Tony Scott Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 84888 7/20/1953 The blues have got me Tony Scott Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100240 June 1956 I'll buy that dream Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100241 June 1956 Maple leaf rag Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100242 June 1956 Slippery when wet Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100243 June 1956 You call it madness Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100244 June 1956 A trip to Nathan's Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100245 June 1956 Old Rev Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100246 June 1956 Sioux City six Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100247 June 1956 That's all Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100248 June 1956 I ain't got nobody Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100249 June 1956 Rojiserro Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100871 10/3/1956 S' posin' Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100872 10/3/1956 Why don't you do right-1 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100873 10/3/1956 King Porter stomp-1 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100874 10/3/1956 After you've gone-1 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100875 10/3/1956 I'll buy that dream-1 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100876 10/3/1956 Take care-2 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100877 10/3/1956 I'll be back for more-2 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100878 10/4/1956 The roarin' fifties-2 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100879 10/4/1956 The sky fell down-2 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100880 10/4/1956 Prisoner of love-3 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100881 10/4/1956 I'm glad there is you-3 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 100882 10/4/1956 Temptation-3 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 108523 1/4/1960 I gotta right to sing the blues Sammy Davis, Jr. instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 108524 1/4/1960 The lady is a tramp Sammy Davis, Jr. instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 108525 1/4/1960 I got a woman Sammy Davis, Jr. instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 108526 1/4/1960 Do nothin' till you hear from me Sammy Davis, Jr. instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 108527 1/6/1960 Till then Sammy Davis, Jr. instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 108528 1/6/1960 Get on the right track, baby Sammy Davis, Jr. instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 108529 1/6/1960 Face to face Sammy Davis, Jr. instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 108554 1/7/1960 There is no greater love Sammy Davis, Jr. instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 108555 1/7/1960 This little girl of mine Sammy Davis, Jr. instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 108556 1/7/1960 Gee baby, ain't I good to you? Sammy Davis, Jr. instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 108557 1/7/1960 Mess around Sammy Davis, Jr. instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 119508 8/16/1967 Green onions Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Signature T-1919 10-in. 12/21/1943 Linger awhile Dicky Wells Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Signature T-1920 10-in. 12/21/1943 Hello babe Dicky Wells Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Signature T-19003 12-in. 12/21/1943 I got rhythm Dicky Wells Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Signature T-19004 12-in. 12/21/1943 I'm fer it too Dicky Wells Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14618 8/16/1967 Goin' out of my head Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14619 8/16/1967 Hang on sloopy Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14620 8/16/1967 Green onions Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14621 8/16/1967 Knock on wood Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14622 8/15/1967 Bright lights, big city Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14623 8/15/1967 Mercy, mercy, mercy Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14624 8/15/1967 Don't let the sun catch you crying-1 Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14625 8/15/1967 Ain't too proud to beg Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14626 8/17/1967 Let the good times roll Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14627 8/17/1967 Reach out, I'll be there Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14628 8/17/1967 In the heat of the night Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14629 8/17/1967 Memphis, Tennessee Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14785 1/4/1968 I was made to love her (the way I love you) Count Basie instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14786 1/3/1968 Respect Count Basie instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14787 1/4/1968 I never loved a woman (The way I love you) Count Basie instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14788 1/3/1968 Chain gang Count Basie instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14789 1/3/1968 Uptight (Everything's alright) Count Basie instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14790 1/3/1968 Ode to Billy Joe Count Basie instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14791 1/3/1968 My girl Count Basie instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14792 1/3/1968 For your precious love Count Basie instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14793 1/3/1968 (I can't get no) Satisfaction Count Basie instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14794 1/4/1968 In the midnight hour Count Basie instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14795 1/4/1968 Funky Broadway Count Basie instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 14796 1/4/1968 Even when you cry Count Basie instrumentalist, guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Green, Freddie," accessed December 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/318803.

Green, Freddie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/318803.

"Green, Freddie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 December 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/318803

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