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.
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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 88 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|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jones, Jo," accessed March 24, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/324009.
Jones, Jo. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 24, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/324009.
"Jones, Jo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 24 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Jones, Jo, 1911-1985 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85369941
Wikidata: Jo Jones - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q125686
MusicBrainz: Jo Jones - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/ceda2457-e16f-4938-a276-af854b20b22a
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