Jimmy Shirley

Jimmy Shirley (May 31, 1913 – December 3, 1989) was an American jazz and R&B guitarist who recorded from the 1940s to the 1970s. He was an early exponent of the electric guitar and was one of the first to use the Vibrola vibrato arm in recordings, such as "Jimmy’s Blues" (1945).

Birth and Death Data: Born May 31, 1913 (Union), Died December 3, 1989 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 35 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D6VB-2480 10-in. 7/15/1946 Sha-wa-wa (weave to me some jive) Pat Flowers ; Rhythm (Pat Flowers) Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D6VB-2481 10-in. 7/15/1946 Ain't that just like a woman Pat Flowers ; Rhythm (Pat Flowers) Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D6VB-2482 10-in. 7/15/1946 Horizontal Pat Flowers ; Bunty Pendleton ; Rhythm (Pat Flowers) Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 67055 10-in. 1/12/1940 Put me back in the alley Wingy Carpenter instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 67056 10-in. 1/12/1940 Rhythm of the dishes and pans Wingy Carpenter instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 67057 10-in. 1/12/1940 Look out, Papa, don't you bend down Wingy Carpenter instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 67058 10-in. 1/12/1940 Team up Wingy Carpenter instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 67497 10-in. 4/4/1940 Mississippi town (Jackson blues) George Guesnon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 67498 10-in. 4/4/1940 Iberville and Franklin George Guesnon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 67499 10-in. 4/4/1940 Black woman blues George Guesnon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 67500 10-in. 4/4/1940 Goodbye, good luck to you George Guesnon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 68079 10-in. 9/11/1940 Dark eyes Clarence Profit Trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 68080 10-in. 9/11/1940 Times Square blues Clarence Profit Trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 68081 10-in. 9/11/1940 Hot and bothered Clarence Profit Trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 68082 10-in. 9/11/1940 Azure Clarence Profit Trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 68294 10-in. 10/25/1940 Preachin' trumpet blues Wingy Carpenter and his Wingies instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73388 2/21/1946 I'm just a lucky so and so Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73389 2/21/1946 I didn't mean a word I said Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73497 4/9/1946 Baby, I don't cry over you Billie Holiday instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73498 4/9/1946 I'll look around Billie Holiday instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73669 8/29/1946 (I love you) For sentimental reasons Delta Rhythm Boys ; Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73670 8/29/1946 It's a pity to say goodnight Delta Rhythm Boys ; Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, guitar  
Signature T-1917 12/18/1943 Lover come back to me Coleman Hawkins Quartet instrumentalist, guitar  
Signature T-1918 10-in. 12/18/1943 Indiana Coleman Hawkins Quartet instrumentalist, guitar  
Signature T-19001 12/18/1943 Blues changes Coleman Hawkins Quartet instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 35 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shirley, Jimmy," accessed February 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/343542.

Shirley, Jimmy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/343542.

"Shirley, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 February 2024.

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