Image Source: Wikipedia

Jo Jones

Jonathan David Samuel Jones (October 7, 1911 – September 3, 1985) was an American jazz drummer. A band leader and pioneer in jazz percussion, Jones anchored the Count Basie Orchestra rhythm section from 1934 to 1948. He was sometimes known as Papa Jo Jones to distinguish him from younger drummer Philly Joe Jones.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 7th, 1911 (Chicago), Died September 3rd, 1985 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 80 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 61542 10-in. 1/21/1937 Honeysuckle rose Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 61543 10-in. 1/21/1937 Pennies from heaven Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 61544 10-in. 1/21/1937 Swinging at the Daisy Chain Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 61545 10-in. 1/21/1937 Roseland shuffle Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62078 10-in. 3/26/1937 Exactly like you Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62079 10-in. 3/26/1937 Boo-Hoo Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62080 10-in. 3/26/1937 The glory of love Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62081 10-in. 3/26/1937 Boogie woogie (I may be wrong) Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62331 10-in. 7/7/1937 Smarty Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62332 10-in. 7/7/1937 One o'clock jump Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62333 10-in. 7/7/1937 Listen my children (and you shall hear) Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62334 10-in. 7/7/1937 John's idea Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62511 10-in. 8/9/1937 Good morning blues Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62512 10-in. 8/9/1937 Our love was meant to be Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62513 10-in. 8/9/1937 Time out Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62514 10-in. 8/9/1937 Topsy Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62682 10-in. 10/13/1937 I keep remembering Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62683 10-in. 10/13/1937 Out the window Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62684 10-in. 10/13/1937 Don't you miss your baby? Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62685 10-in. 10/13/1937 Let me dream Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 63122 10-in. 1/3/1938 Georgianna Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 63123 10-in. 1/3/1938 Blues in the dark Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 63286 10-in. 2/16/1938 Sent for you yesterday (and here you come today) Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 63287 10-in. 2/16/1938 Every tub Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 63288 10-in. 2/16/1938 Now will you be good? Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 1-25 of 80 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jones, Jo," accessed November 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/324009.

Jones, Jo. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/324009.

"Jones, Jo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 November 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/324009

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.