Harold West

Harold "Doc" West (August 12, 1915 – May 4, 1951) was an American jazz drummer.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 12, 1915 (Wolford), Died May 4, 1951 (Cleveland)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-062747 10-in. 3/10/1941 Blitzkrieg baby Una Mae Carlisle ; Les Young Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-062748 10-in. 3/10/1941 Beautiful eyes Una Mae Carlisle ; Les Young Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-062749 10-in. 3/10/1941 There'll be some changes made Una Mae Carlisle ; Les Young Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-062750 10-in. 3/10/1941 It's sad but true Una Mae Carlisle ; Les Young Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, drums  
Columbia W26572 10-in. 2/29/1940 Ghost of yesterday Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Columbia W26573 10-in. 2/29/1940 Body and soul Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Columbia W26574 10-in. 2/29/1940 What is this going to get us? Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Columbia W26575 10-in. 2/29/1940 Falling in love again Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Atlantic 826 10-in. 12/18/1944 Everything happens to me Erroll Garner instrumentalist, drums  
Atlantic 830 10-in. 12/18/1944 Perdido Erroll Garner instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 68920 10-in. 4/3/1941 The goon drag Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 68921 10-in. 4/3/1941 Things 'bout coming my way Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 68922 10-in. 4/3/1941 Lead me Daddy straight to the bar Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 68923 10-in. 4/3/1941 Just jivin' around Sam Price and his Texas Bluesicians instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 70993 10-in. 7/2/1942 Lonely boy blues Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 70994 10-in. 7/2/1942 Get me on your mind Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 70995 10-in. 7/2/1942 The jumpin' blues Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 70996 10-in. 7/2/1942 Sepian bounce-1 Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 71844 10-in. 3/9/1944 Mr. Freddie blues Bea Booze instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 71845 10-in. 3/9/1944 Uncle Sam took a darned good man Bea Booze instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 71846 10-in. 3/9/1944 Gulf Coast blues Bea Booze instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 71847 10-in. 3/9/1944 These young men blues Bea Booze instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 71848 10-in. 3/9/1944 Razor totin' Mama Perline Ellison instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 71849 10-in. 3/9/1944 New that ain't right Perline Ellison instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 71850 10-in. 3/9/1944 Achin' hearted blues Bea Booze instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 71851 10-in. 3/9/1944 So good Bea Booze instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72396 10-in. 9/26/1944 Singing in my soul Sister Rosetta Tharpe instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72397 10-in. 9/26/1944 I claim Jesus first Sister Rosetta Tharpe instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72398 10-in. 9/26/1944 Strange things happening every day Sister Rosetta Tharpe instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72399 10-in. 9/26/1944 Two little fishes and five loaves of bread Sister Rosetta Tharpe instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72763 10-in. 3/9/1945 Don't be late Warren Evans ; Sam Price Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72764 10-in. 3/9/1945 In the wee small hours of the morning Warren Evans ; Sam Price Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72765 10-in. 3/9/1945 Just call on me Warren Evans ; Sam Price Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 72766 10-in. 3/9/1945 Mad about you Warren Evans ; Sam Price Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Signature RT-101 1945 Sonny boy Leo Watson instrumentalist, drums  
Signature RT-102 1945 Tight and gay Leo Watson instrumentalist, drums  
Signature CAL-103 1945 Snake pit Leo Watson instrumentalist, drums  
Signature CAL-104 1945 Jingle bells Leo Watson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca [Unnumbered World Transcriptions master] 11/16/1943 I surrender, dear Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca [Unnumbered World Transcriptions master] 11/16/1943 Lady be good Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca [Unnumbered World Transcriptions master] 11/16/1943 After you've gone Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca N 1800 10-in. 3/1/1944 That's kicks ; That's kicks (incomplete) Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, drums  
Decca N 1801 10-in. 3/1/1944 Pluckin' that thing Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, drums  
Decca N 1802 10-in. 3/1/1944 A boogie woogie notion Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, drums  
Decca N 1803 10-in. 3/1/1944 House rent boogie Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, drums  
Decca N 1804 10-in. 3/1/1944 Big Joe Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, drums  
Decca N 1805 10-in. 3/1/1944 Boogin' a plenty Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, drums  
Decca N 1806 10-in. 3/1/1944 Sweet Lorraine Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, drums  
Decca N 1807 10-in. 3/1/1944 Honeysuckle rose Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, drums  
Decca C 15095 10-in. 11/16/1943 The gasser Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca C 15096 10-in. 11/16/1943 Jump through the window Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca C 15097 11/16/1943 Minor jive Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca C 15098 11/16/1943 Stardust Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "West, Harold," accessed June 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/350506.

West, Harold. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/350506.

"West, Harold." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 June 2024.

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