Don Stovall

Don Stovall (December 12, 1913 – November 20, 1970) was an American jazz alto saxophonist.

Stovall began playing violin as a child before settling on alto. He played in St. Louis, Missouri, with Dewey Jackson and Fate Marable on riverboats in the 1920s, and then played with Eddie Johnson's Crackerjacks in 1932-33. In the 1930s he lived in Buffalo, New York, where he led his own ensemble and played with Lil Armstrong. He moved to New York City in 1939, and played there with Sammy Price, Eddie Durham, and Cootie Williams. Following this he recorded extensively with Red Allen, remaining with him until 1950. He also recorded with Pete Johnson and Snub Mosley over the course of his career, though he never recorded as a leader.

Stovall retired from the music industry in 1950, and spent the remainder of his life working for a telephone company.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 12, 1913, Died November 20, 1970

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: alto saxophone, composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D6VB-2500 10-in. 7/16/1946 Check up Henry Allen ; J. C. Higginbotham ; Red Allen Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor D6VB-2502 10-in. 7/16/1946 Let me miss you Henry Allen ; J. C. Higginbotham ; Red Allen Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66889 10-in. 11/16/1939 When you're out with me Buddy Johnson and his Band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66890 10-in. 11/16/1939 Jammin' in Georgia Buddy Johnson and his Band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66891 10-in. 11/16/1939 Stop pretending Buddy Johnson and his Band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66892 10-in. 11/16/1939 Reese's idea Buddy Johnson and his Band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67304 10-in. 3/13/1940 Fetch it to me Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67305 10-in. 3/13/1940 Cow cow blues Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67306 10-in. 3/13/1940 Sweepin' the blues away Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67307 10-in. 3/13/1940 Swing out in the groove Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67331 10-in. 3/18/1940 Sixth Street Lil Armstrong and her Dixielanders instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67332 10-in. 3/18/1940 Riffin' the blues Lil Armstrong and her Dixielanders instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67333 10-in. 3/18/1940 Why is a good man so hard to find? Lil Armstrong and her Dixielanders instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67334 10-in. 3/18/1940 My secret flame Lil Armstrong and her Dixielanders instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 68149 10-in. 9/26/1940 How 'bout that mess Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 68150 10-in. 9/26/1940 Oh Red Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 68151 10-in. 9/26/1940 Oh l.awdy Mama Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 68152 10-in. 9/26/1940 The dirty dozens Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 68290 10-in. 10/25/1940 Southern echoes Buddy Johnson and his Band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 68291 10-in. 10/25/1940 You won't let me go Buddy Johnson and his Band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 68292 10-in. 10/25/1940 Please Mr. Johnson Buddy Johnson and his Band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 68293 10-in. 10/25/1940 Swing along with me Buddy Johnson and his Band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 68332 10-in. 11/11/1940 627 stomp Pete Johnson's Band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 68333 10-in. 11/11/1940 Piney Brown blues Pete Johnson's Band ; Joe Turner instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 68334 10-in. 11/11/1940 Lafayette Hot Lips Page Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stovall, Don," accessed July 5, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/345574.

Stovall, Don. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 5, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/345574.

"Stovall, Don." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 5 July 2022.

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