Charles "Ike" Isaacs (March 28, 1923 - February 27, 1981) was an American jazz bassist from the greater Cleveland, Ohio metropolitan area.
Born in Akron, Isaacs played trumpet and tuba as a child before settling on bass. He served in the Army during World War II, where he took lessons from Wendell Marshall. Following this he played with Tiny Grimes (1948–50), Earl Bostic (1951–53), Paul Quinichette (1953), and Bennie Green (1956). He led a band locally in Ohio in 1956, then played for two years in the trio of Carmen McRae, whom he married late in the decade. He worked with Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, then with Count Basie (1962), Gloria Lynne (1962–64), and Erroll Garner (1966–70), as well as with his own small groups. He recorded only once as a leader, in 1967 for RGB Records. On this recording he plays in a trio with Jack Wilson on piano and Jimmie Smith on drums.
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Birth and Death Data: Born March 28, 1923 (Akron), Died February 27, 1981 (Atlanta)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1953 - 1958
Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 55 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||85343||10/9/1953||Easy melody||Mat Mathews||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||85344||10/9/1953||Off shore||Mat Mathews||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||85345||10/9/1953||I can't believe that you're in love with me||Mat Mathews||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||85346||10/9/1953||The things I love||Mat Mathews||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||86179||4/13/1954||I wanna blow||Bennie Green and his Quintet||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||86180||4/13/1954||People will say we're in love||Bennie Green and his Quintet||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||86181||4/13/1954||I may be wrong||Bennie Green and his Quintet||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||86182||4/13/1954||Rhumblues||Bennie Green and his Quintet||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||101873||3/6/1957||East of the sun (West of the moon)||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||101874||3/6/1957||Guess who I saw today||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||101875||3/6/1957||My funny Valentine||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||101876||3/6/1957||Dream of life||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||101877||3/6/1957||Perdido (Lost)||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||101878||3/6/1957||Exactly like you||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||101879||3/6/1957||I can't escape from you||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||101880||3/6/1957||The little things that mean so much||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||101881||3/7/1957||The moon looks down and laughs||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||101882||3/7/1957||Just squeeze me||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||101883||3/7/1957||I never felt this way before||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||101884||3/7/1957||All my life||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||102291||4/18/1957||All my life||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||102292||4/18/1957||Nice work if you can get it||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||102293||4/18/1957||Between the devil and the deep blue sea||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||102294||4/18/1957||I'm through with love||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||102703||6/18/1957||Zigeuner||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, string bass|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Isaacs, Ike," accessed June 9, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/322625.
Isaacs, Ike. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 9, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/322625.
"Isaacs, Ike." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 9 June 2023.
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Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Isaacs, Ike, 1923-1981 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no91024378
Wikidata: Ike Isaacs (bassist) - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1382416
MusicBrainz: Ike Isaacs - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/52d6d128-0f7d-43fe-8f11-bfe2262444c7
ISNI: 0000 0001 1871 3007 - http://www.isni.org/isni/0000000118713007
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