George Matthews

George Matthews (sometimes listed as Georges) (September 23, 1912 in Dominica, British West Indies – June 28, 1982 in New York City) was a jazz trombonist.

Matthews's father was a guitarist; Matthews himself was adept on tuba and trumpet as well as trombone. He received classical training in New York City and played with local dance and jazz bands before joining Tiny Bradshaw's group in the early 1930s. He worked later in the 1930s with Willie Bryant, Louis Armstrong, Chick Webb, and Ella Fitzgerald. After World War II Matthews worked extensively with Count Basie, then joined Erskine Hawkins's group in the early 1950s. In the 1960s he played with Lucille Dixon and Clark Terry, among others.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 23rd, 1912 (Dominica), Died June 28th, 1982

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 121 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-99972 10-in. 4/9/1936 It is true what they say about Dixie? Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-99973 10-in. 4/9/1936 All my life Taft Jordan ; Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-99974 10-in. 4/9/1936 The right somebody to love Jack Butler ; Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-99975 10-in. 4/9/1936 The glory of love Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-99976 10-in. 4/9/1936 Ride, red, ride Willie Bryant ; Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-99977 10-in. 4/9/1936 Moonrise on the lowlands Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38693 10-in. 9/19/1934 Shout, sister, shout Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38694 10-in. 9/19/1934 Mister, will you serenade? Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38695 10-in. 9/19/1934 The Darktown Strutters' Ball Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38696 10-in. 9/19/1934 The Sheik of Araby Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38785 10-in. 10/3/1934 Ol' man river Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38786 10-in. 10/3/1934 I ain't got nobody Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38787 10-in. 10/3/1934 I'm a ding dong Daddy Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38788 10-in. 10/3/1934 She'll be coming round the mountain Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62328 10-in. 7/2/1937 Public melody number one Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62329 10-in. 7/2/1937 Yours and mine Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62330 10-in. 7/2/1937 Red cap Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62335 10-in. 7/7/1937 She's the daughter of a planter from Havana Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62336 10-in. 7/7/1937 Alexander's ragtime band Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62337 10-in. 7/7/1937 Cuban Pete Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62338 10-in. 7/7/1937 I've got a heart full of rhythm Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62339 10-in. 7/7/1936 Sun showers Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 63693 10-in. 5/2/1938 A-tisket, a-tasket Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 63694 10-in. 5/2/1938 Heart of mine Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 63695 10-in. 5/2/1938 I'm just a jitterbug Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
(Results 1-25 of 121 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Matthews, George," accessed August 12, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330281.

Matthews, George. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 12, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330281.

"Matthews, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 12 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330281

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