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Philly Joe Jones

Joseph Rudolph "Philly Joe" Jones (July 15, 1923 – August 30, 1985) was an American jazz drummer, known as the drummer for the first "Great" Miles Davis Quintet. He should not be confused with "Papa" Jo Jones, another drummer who had a long tenure with Count Basie. The two men died only a few days apart.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 15th, 1923 (Philadelphia), Died August 30th, 1985 (Philadelphia)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-4395 10-in. 5/12/1950 The jumping jack Johnny Moore ; Three Blazers (Johnny Moore) Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor E0VB-4396 10-in. 5/12/1950 Rain-chick Johnny Moore ; Three Blazers (Johnny Moore) Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor E0VB-4397 10-in. 5/12/1950 Melody Johnny Moore ; Three Blazers (Johnny Moore) Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D9VB-2109 10-in. 7/26/1949 Driftin' blues Johnny Moore ; Three Blazers (Johnny Moore) Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D9VB-2110 10-in. 7/26/1949 Shuffle shuck Johnny Moore ; Three Blazers (Johnny Moore) Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D9VB-2128 10-in. 8/4/1949 Cut off the fat (take out the bone) Johnny Moore ; Three Blazers (Johnny Moore) Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D9VB-2129 10-in. 8/4/1949 So long Johnny Moore ; Three Blazers (Johnny Moore) Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D9VB-2130 10-in. 8/4/1949 Misery blues Johnny Moore ; Three Blazers (Johnny Moore) Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84010 2/26/1953 Katz meow Tony Scott Quartet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84011 2/26/1953 After after hours Tony Scott Quartet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84012 2/26/1953 I never knew Tony Scott Quartet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84013 2/26/1953 Away we go Tony Scott Quartet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 9809 1/21/1957 Cluster John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 9810 1/21/1957 Canon frair-1 John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 9811 1/21/1957 Mood-2 John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 9812 1/21/1957 I'm confessin' that I love you John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, drums  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jones, Philly Joe," accessed April 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/324030.

Jones, Philly Joe. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/324030.

"Jones, Philly Joe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/324030

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