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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 7, 1911 (Chicago), Died September 3, 1985 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 125 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D7VB-0886 10-in. 5/20/1947 Swingin' the blues Count Basie, his Instrumentalists and Rhythm Jazz octet instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7VB-0887 10-in. 5/20/1947 St. Louis boogie Count Basie ; Count Basie, his Instrumentalists and Rhythm Jazz octet instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7VB-0888 10-in. 5/20/1947 Basie's basement Count Basie ; Count Basie, his Instrumentalists and Rhythm Jazz octet instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7VB-0889 10-in. 5/20/1947 Backstage at Stuff's Count Basie ; Count Basie, his Instrumentalists and Rhythm Jazz octet instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7VB-0890 10-in. 5/21/1947 My buddy Count Basie, his Instrumentalists and Rhythm Jazz nonet instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7VB-0891 10-in. 5/21/1947 Shine on harvest moon Count Basie ; Rhythm (Count Basie) Jazz quartet instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7VB-0893 10-in. 5/21/1947 I never knew (I could love anybody like I'm loving you) Count Basie, his Instrumentalists and Rhythm Jazz nonet instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7VB-0894 10-in. 5/21/1947 Sugar Count Basie, his Instrumentalists and Rhythm Jazz nonet instrumentalist, drums  
Columbia W26341 10-in. 12/13/1939 Night and day Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Columbia W26342 10-in. 12/13/1939 The man I love Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Columbia W26343 10-in. 12/13/1939 You're just a no account Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Columbia W26344 10-in. 12/13/1939 You're a lucky guy Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Brunswick B20568 10-in. 1/25/1937 He ain't got rhythm Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Brunswick B20569 10-in. 1/25/1937 This year's kisses Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Brunswick B20570 10-in. 1/25/1937 Why was I born? Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Brunswick B20571 10-in. 1/25/1937 I must have that man Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Brunswick B21217 10-in. 6/01/1937 Foolin' myself Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Brunswick B21218 10-in. 6/01/1937 Easy living Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Brunswick B21219 10-in. 6/01/1937 I'll never be the same Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Brunswick B22192 10-in. 1/06/1938 My first impression of you Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Brunswick B22194 10-in. 1/06/1938 When you're smiling Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Brunswick B22195 10-in. 1/06/1938 I can't believe that you're in love with me Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Brunswick B22255 10-in. 1/06/1938 If dreams come true Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Brunswick B23642 10-in. 10/31/1938 Everybody's laughing Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Brunswick B23643 10-in. 10/31/1938 Here it is tomorrow again Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 1-25 of 125 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jones, Jo," accessed May 27, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/324009.

Jones, Jo. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 27, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/324009.

"Jones, Jo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 27 May 2024.

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

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