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Velma Middleton

Velma Middleton (September 1, 1917 – February 10, 1961) was an American jazz vocalist and entertainer who sang with Louis Armstrong's big bands and small groups from 1942 until her death.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 1st, 1917 (St. Louis), Died February 10th, 1961 (Freetown)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1951 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 35 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 80358 1/15/1951 Lover-1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars vocalist  
Decca 80361 1/15/1951 I cried for you, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars vocalist  
Decca 80362 1/15/1951 I cried for you, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars vocalist  
Decca 80363 1/15/1951 Since I fell for you, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars vocalist  
Decca 80373 1/15/1951 On the sunny side of the street, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars vocalist  
Decca 80376 1/15/1951 That's my desire, part 1 Louis Armstrong All-Stars vocalist  
Decca 80377 1/15/1951 That's my desire, part 2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars vocalist  
Decca 80378 1/15/1951 C jam blues-2 Louis Armstrong All-Stars vocalist  
Decca 82486 1/30/1951 Baby it's cold outside Louis Armstrong All-Stars vocalist  
Decca 82487 1/30/1951 Baby it's cold outside Louis Armstrong All-Stars vocalist  
Decca 82490 1/30/1951 The hucklebuck Louis Armstrong All-Stars vocalist  
Decca 82517 1/30/1951 Big Daddy blues Louis Armstrong All-Stars vocalist  
Decca 83032 10-in. That's my desire Louis Armstrong All-Stars vocalist  
Decca 83033 10-in. Baby, it's cold outside Louis Armstrong All-Stars vocalist  
Decca 87839 4/25/1955 Yeh! Louis Armstrong All-Stars vocalist  
Decca 87840 4/25/1955 Mm-Mm Louis Armstrong All-Stars vocalist  
Decca 87841 4/25/1955 Baby, your sleep is showing Louis Armstrong All-Stars vocalist  
Decca 88060 1/21/1955 Don't fence me in ; Basin Street blues ; When it's sleepy time down ; South (closing theme) Louis Armstrong All-Stars vocalist  
Decca 88061 1/21/1955 Big butter and egg man ; Stompin' at the Savoy ; When it's sleepy time down ; South (Opening theme) Louis Armstrong All-Stars vocalist  
Decca 88071 1/21/1955 Big Mama's back in town ; Big butter and egg man Louis Armstrong All-Stars vocalist  
Decca 101487 1/25/1957 Georgia grind Louis Armstrong vocalist  
Decca 101488 1/25/1957 Snag it Louis Armstrong vocalist  
Decca 101489 1/25/1957 Dippermouth blues Louis Armstrong vocalist  
Decca 101490 1/25/1957 Canal Street blues Louis Armstrong vocalist  
Decca 101495 1/28/1957 See see rider Louis Armstrong vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 35 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Middleton, Velma," accessed November 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/331530.

Middleton, Velma. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/331530.

"Middleton, Velma." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 November 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/331530

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