Jimmy Nottingham

James Edward Nottingham, Jr. (December 15, 1925 – November 16, 1978), also known as Sir James, was an American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player.

He was born in New York, United States, and started performing professionally in 1943 in Brooklyn with Cecil Payne and Max Roach.

He served in the Navy in 1944-45, where he played in Willie Smith's band. It was while working with Lionel Hampton (1945–47), that he earned his reputation as a high-note player. Following this, in 1947 he worked with Charlie Barnet, Lucky Millinder (and again c. 1950), Count Basie (1948–50), and Herbie Fields. He played Latin jazz from 1951–53, and was hired by CBS as a staff musician in 1954.

He worked for more than 20 years at CBS, and played jazz music in his spare time, co-leading a band with Budd Johnson (1962), and as a sideman with many orchestras, including those of Dizzy Gillespie, Oliver Nelson, Benny Goodman, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis (1966–70), and Clark Terry (1974-75). His only recordings as a leader were four songs for Seeco Records in 1957.

Jimmy Nottingham died in November 1978, at the age of 52.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 15, 1925 (New York City), Died November 16, 1968 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1945 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

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Recordings (Results 76-100 of 129 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 89754 4/11/1956 The flat cap Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 89755 4/11/1956 The Sonn also rises Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 89756 4/11/1956 Lmeon twist Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103808 12/4/1957 Banana split Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103809 12/4/1957 Lollypop Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103810 12/4/1957 The wayno Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103811 12/4/1957 Chug-a-lug Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103812 12/5/1957 Sure thing Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103813 12/5/1957 Coral reef Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103814 12/5/1957 Why not? Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103815 12/5/1957 Plymouth rock Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 112951 1/9/1963 Baby workout Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 112952 1/9/1963 I'm going crazy Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 112953 1/9/1963 Count down Dick Jacobs Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 112954 1/9/1963 Dance back to me (Hey, hey, hey, hey) Dick Jacobs Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 113017 1/30/1963 Air mail special Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 114722 3/26/1964 Expressions Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 114723 3/26/1964 Don't set me free Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 114724 3/26/1964 Rebecca Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 114725 3/26/1964 Give me back my heart Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 114726 3/26/1964 Be my girl Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 114727 3/26/1964 Dream Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 116800 12/3/1965 Do you say you wanna dance Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 116801 12/3/1965 Soul galore Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 116802 12/3/1965 Let me build Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 76-100 of 129 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nottingham, Jimmy," accessed April 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/334194.

Nottingham, Jimmy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/334194.

"Nottingham, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/334194

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