Art Trappier

Arthur "Traps" Trappier (May 28, 1910, Georgetown, South Carolina – May 17, 1975, New York City) was an American jazz drummer.

Trappier played with Charlie Skeets and Blanche Calloway in the late 1920s. After working steadily through the 1930s, he joined Fats Waller in 1941-42 before serving in the military during World War II. He led his own trio in various hotels in New York City in the 1950s, and played as a sideman into the 1970s. Among those he played with are Josh White, Wilbur De Paris, Edmond Hall, Sy Oliver, Hot Lips Page, Buddy Johnson, Wingy Manone, Sidney Bechet, Benny Goodman, and Red Allen.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 28, 1910 (Georgetown), Died May 17, 1975 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-068810 10-in. 12/26/1941 Winter weather Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-068811 10-in. 12/26/1941 Cash for your trash Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-068812 10-in. 12/26/1941 Don't give me that jive (Come on with the the come on) Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-068813 10-in. 12/26/1941 Your socks don't match Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-073440 10-in. 3/16/1942 We need a little love (That's all) Fats Waller, his Rhythm and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-073441 10-in. 3/16/1942 You must be losing your mind Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-073443 10-in. 3/16/1942 The jitterbug waltz Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-075423 10-in. 7/13/1942 By the light of the silvery moon Deep River Boys ; Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-075424 10-in. 7/13/1942 Swing out to victory Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-075425 10-in. 7/13/1942 Up jumped you with love Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-075426 10-in. 7/13/1942 Romance a la mode Deep River Boys ; Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7VB-1412 10-in. 7/22/1947 Bloop bleep Deep River Boys Male vocal quartet, with piano, guitar, bass, and drums instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7VB-1413 10-in. 7/22/1947 I left myself wide open Deep River Boys Male vocal quartet, with piano, guitar, bass, and drums instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7VB-1718 10" 10/13/1947 Carolina in the morning Pat Flowers ; Rhythm (Pat Flowers) Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7VB-1720 10" 10/13/1947 Find out what they like (and how they like it) Pat Flowers ; Rhythm (Pat Flowers) Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 73128 10-in. 11/14/1945 I left a good deal in Mobile Josh White instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 73129 10-in. 11/14/1945 Did you ever leave a woman? Josh White instrumentalist, drums  
Decca N 2895 10-in. 12/4/1944 Opus 15 The Edmond Hall Sexet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca N 2896 10-in. 12/4/1944 The Sheik of Araby The Edmond Hall Sexet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca N 2897 10-in. 12/4/1944 Night and day The Edmond Hall Sexet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca N 2898 10-in. 12/4/1944 The man I love The Edmond Hall Sexet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca N 2899 10-in. 12/4/1944 Face The Edmond Hall Sexet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca N 2900 10-in. 12/4/1944 I want to be happy The Edmond Hall Sexet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca N 2901 10-in. 12/4/1944 Rompin' in 44 The Edmond Hall Sexet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca N 2902 10-in. 12/4/1944 Caravan The Edmond Hall Sexet instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Trappier, Art," accessed July 6, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/347494.

Trappier, Art. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 6, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/347494.

"Trappier, Art." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 6 July 2022.

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