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Lucky Thompson

Eli "Lucky" Thompson (June 16, 1924 – July 30, 2005) was an American jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist. While John Coltrane usually receives the most credit for bringing the soprano saxophone out of obsolescence in the early 1960s, Thompson (along with Steve Lacy) embraced the instrument earlier than Coltrane.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1924 (Columbia), Died 2005 (Seattle)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 56 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 101151 12/11/1956 On the sunny side of the street (see master 102618 below) Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101152 12/11/1956 I can't believe that you're in love with me Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101153 12/11/1956 Body and soul Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101154 12/12/1956 Mahogany Hall stomp Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101155 12/12/1956 When you're smiling Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101156 12/12/1956 Some of these days Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101157 12/12/1956 I surrender dear Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101158 12/12/1956 Georgia on my mind Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101159 12/12/1956 Exactly like you Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101168 12/12/1956 High society-3 Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101169 12/13/1956 Song of the islands Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101170 12/13/1956 That's my home Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101171 12/13/1956 Memories of you Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101172 12/13/1956 Them there eyes Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101173 12/14/1956 This younger generation Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101174 12/14/1956 In pursuit of happiness Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101499 1/29/1957 When did you leave heaven Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101500 1/29/1957 Fools rush in Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101501 1/29/1957 A sinner kissed an angel Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101502 1/29/1957 I married an angel Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101503 1/29/1957 You're a heavenly thing Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101504 1/29/1957 Angel child Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101505 1/30/1957 Angel Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101506 1/30/1957 Angela mia Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101507 1/30/1957 The prisoner's song Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
(Results 26-50 of 56 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Thompson, Lucky," accessed June 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/346927.

Thompson, Lucky. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/346927.

"Thompson, Lucky." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/346927

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