Bobby Tucker

Bobby Tucker (born Robert Nathaniel Tucker; January 8, 1923 – April 12, 2008) was a pianist and arranger during the jazz era from the 1940s into the 1960s. He is most famous for being Billie Holiday's accompanist from 1946 to 1949.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 8th, 1923 (Morristown), Died Morristown

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 73767 12/27/1946 The blues are brewin' Billie Holiday instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 73768 12/27/1946 Guilty Billie Holiday instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 73769[a] 12/27/1946 Careless love Billie Holiday instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 73792 2/13/1947 Deep song Billie Holiday instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 73793 2/13/1947 There is no greater love Billie Holiday instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 73794 2/13/1947 Easy living Billie Holiday instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 73795 2/13/1947 Solitude Billie Holiday instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 74650 12/10/1948 Weep no more-1 Billie Holiday instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 74651 12/10/1948 Girls were made to take care of boys-1 Billie Holiday instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 74652 12/10/1948 I loves you Porgy Billie Holiday instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 74653 12/10/1948 My man (Mon homme) Billie Holiday instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82473 2/2/1952 They raided the joint Helen Humes instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82474 2/2/1952 Loud talkin' woman Helen Humes instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82475 2/2/1952 Mean way of lovin' Helen Humes instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82476 2/2/1952 I cried for you Helen Humes instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tucker, Bobby," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/347924.

Tucker, Bobby. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/347924.

"Tucker, Bobby." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/347924

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