Nat Towles

Nat Towles (August 10, 1905 – January 1963) was an American musician, jazz and big band leader popular in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana, North Omaha, Nebraska and Chicago, Illinois. He was also music educator in Austin, Texas. The Nat Towles band is considered one of the greatest territory bands of all time by musicians who played in it and by others who heard it.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 10th, 1905 (New Orleans), Died January 1st, 1963 (Berkeley)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: performer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 72221 10-in. 6/6/1944 You send me baby Nat Towles performer  
Decca 72222 10-in. 6/6/1944 Kansas City Minnie Nat Towles performer  
Decca 72223 10-in. 6/6/1944 I would if I could Nat Towles performer  
Decca 72224 10-in. 6/6/1944 Buggs Nat Towles performer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Towles, Nat," accessed June 20, 2021,

Towles, Nat. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 20, 2021, from

"Towles, Nat." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 June 2021.

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