Marjorie Hyams

Marjorie Hyams (August 9, 1920 – June 14, 2012) was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, and arranger. She began her career as a vibraphonist in the 1940s, playing with Woody Herman (from 1944 to 1945), the Hip Chicks (1945), Mary Lou Williams (1946), Charlie Ventura (1946), George Shearing (from 1949 to 1950), and led her own groups, including a trio, which stayed together from 1945 to 1948, performing on 52nd Street in Manhattan. The media, marquees, and promos often spelled her first name "Margie", but she insisted that it was spelled with a "j".

Birth and Death Data: Born August 9, 1920 (New York City), Died June 14, 2012 (Monrovia)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: vibraphone

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PD6VB-2524 10-in. 7/24/1946 Harmony grits Mary Lou Williams' Girl Stars Jazz/dance quintet, with solos instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Victor PD6VB-2525 10-in. 7/24/1946 It must be true Mary Lou Williams' Girl Stars Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca L 3690 10-in. 12/11/1944 As long as I love Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca L 3691 10-in. 12/11/1944 Saturday night Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca L 3695 10-in. 12/12/1944 Please don't say no Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca L 3696 10-in. 12/12/1944 I ain't got nothin' but the blues Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Signature BTS-1 10/2/1944 Skyscraper Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Signature BTS-2 10/2/1944 Poppilona Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Signature BTS-3 10/2/1944 A melody for the sky Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, vibraphone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hyams, Marjorie," accessed May 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/322305.

Hyams, Marjorie. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/322305.

"Hyams, Marjorie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/322305

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