Nat Story

Nathaniel Edward Story (August 8, 1904 in Oak Station, Kentucky – November 21, 1968 in Evansville, Indiana) was an American jazz trombonist.

Story played on riverboats on the Mississippi with Fate Marable and Floyd Campbell in the 1920s, and played with the Jones and Collins Astoria Hot Eight in 1928. He moved to New York City in the 1930s, working with Luis Russell (1934), Sam Wooding (1934), and Chick Webb (1936–39). After Webb's death he remained in the orchestra under the direction of Ella Fitzgerald, but left in 1940. Early in the 1940s he played with Andy Kirk and Lucky Millinder, but went into semi-retirement after this, though he performed occasionally into the 1960s.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 8, 1904, Died November 21, 1968

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 89 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MS-031431 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Jan. 1939 Tea for two Chick Webb Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor MS-031432 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Jan. 1939 Crazy rhythm Chick Webb Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor MS-031433 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Jan. 1939 Blue skies Chick Webb Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61123 10-in. 6/2/1936 Go Harlem-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61124 10-in. 6/2/1936 Sing me a swing song (and let me dance) Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61125 10-in. 6/2/1936 A little bit later on Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61126 10-in. 6/2/1936 Love, you're just a laugh Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61127 10-in. 6/2/1936 Devoting my time to you Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61361 10-in. 10/29/1936 (If you can't sing it) You'll have to swing it Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61362 10-in. 10/29/1936 Swinging on the reservation Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61363 10-in. 10/29/1936 I got the Spring fever blues Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61364 10-in. 10/29/1936 Vote for Mr. Rhythm Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61520 10-in. 1/14/1937 There's frost on the moon-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61527 10-in. 1/14/1937 Take another guess Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61528 10-in. 1/14/1937 Love marches on-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61530 10-in. 1/15/1937 Gee, but you're swell Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62064 10-in. 3/24/1937 Rusty hinge Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62065 10-in. 3/24/1937 Wake up and live-2 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62066 10-in. 3/24/1937 It's swell of you Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62067 10-in. 3/24/1937 You showed me the way Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62068 10-in. 3/24/1937 Clap hands! Here comes Charley Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62069 10-in. 3/24/1937 Cryin' mood Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62072 10-in. 3/24/1937 Love is the thing, so they say Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62073 10-in. 3/24/1937 That naughty waltz Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62725 10-in. 10/27/1937 Just a simple melody Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
(Results 1-25 of 89 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Story, Nat," accessed August 10, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/345565.

Story, Nat. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 10, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/345565.

"Story, Nat." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 10 August 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/345565

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