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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 51-56 of 56 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 101508 1/30/1957 Goodnight angel Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101509 1/30/1957 I'll string along with you Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101510 1/30/1957 And the angels sing Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102617 12/12/1956 Georgia on my mind-2 Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102618 12/11/1956 On the sunny side of the street-1 Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104555 12/12/1956 When you're smiling-1 Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
(Results 51-56 of 56 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Thompson, Lucky," accessed June 14, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/346927.

Thompson, Lucky. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/346927.

"Thompson, Lucky." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 14 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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