Walter Yoder

Walt Yoder (April 21, 1914 – December 2, 1978) was an American jazz double-bassist, best known for his association with Woody Herman.

A piano player from age ten, Yoder switched to bass as a teenager. He worked in the bands of Joe Haymes, Tommy Dorsey, and Jimmy Dorsey early in the 1930s. Yoder played with Herman in Isham Jones's band in the middle of the 1930s. After this ensemble dissolved in 1936, Herman formed a new group with five of Jones's former sidemen, including Yoder. He remained with Herman through 1942 and played with him again in 1947-48.

Following his tenure with Herman, Yoder played with Ben Pollack, Russ Morgan, Bob Crosby, and Red Nichols. He did some works as a bandleader and in the studios near Los Angeles later in his life, playing into the 1970s.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1914 (Hutchinson), Died 1978

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 265 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 38496 10-in. 8/31/1934 Blue room Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38497 10-in. 8/31/1934 I've found a new baby Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38498 10-in. 8/31/1934 Sweet Sue, just you Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38499 10-in. 8/31/1934 Tiger rag Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38500 10-in. 8/31/1934 You're O.K. Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38502 10-in. 8/31/1934 Dallas blues Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38503 10-in. 8/31/1934 China boy Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38504 10-in. 8/31/1934 Four or five times Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38505 10-in. 8/31/1934 Where the arrow points to home Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38506 10-in. 8/31/1934 Here come the British Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38507 10-in. 8/31/1934 Pardon my Southern accent Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38508 10-in. 8/31/1934 Jimtown blues Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38509 10-in. 8/31/1934 Black magic Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38515 10-in. 9/4/1934 Panama Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38516 10-in. 9/4/1934 Out of space Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38517 10-in. 9/4/1934 Blue lament Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38518 10-in. 9/4/1934 For all we know Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38519 10-in. 9/4/1934 I only have eyes for you Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38520 10-in. 9/4/1934 Then I'll be tired of you Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38521 10-in. 9/4/1934 Don't let it happen again Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38522 10-in. 9/4/1934 I never had a chance Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38523 10-in. 9/4/1934 When you climb those golden stairs Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38524 10-in. 9/4/1934 If we should never meet again Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38525 10-in. 9/4/1934 Rock your blues away Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 38526 10-in. 9/4/1934 My melancholy baby Isham Jones Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
(Results 1-25 of 265 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Yoder, Walter," accessed June 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/351754.

Yoder, Walter. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/351754.

"Yoder, Walter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 June 2022.

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