Arbee Stidham

Arbee William Stidham (February 9, 1917 – April 26, 1988) was an American blues singer and multi-instrumentalist.

According to the authors of the book All Music Guide to the Blues: The Definitive Guide to the Blues, Stidham was "exactly the sort of singer that thrived in the R&B or 'race' market after World War II; although essentially a bluesman, he wasn't a blues purist... his mixture of blues, jazz and gospel made him quite popular... in the '40s and '50s".

Birth and Death Data: Born February 9, 1917 (De Valls Bluff), Died April 26, 1988 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1947 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-3415 10-in. 3/21/1950 Feel like I'm losing you Arbee Stidham Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3416 10-in. 3/21/1950 Let my dreams come true Arbee Stidham Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3417 10-in. 3/21/1950 Squeeze me, baby Arbee Stidham Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3418 10-in. 3/21/1950 Any time you ring my bell Arbee Stidham Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor D7VB-1032 10-in. 9/18/1947 In love with you Arbee Stidham Male vocal solo, with instrumental sextet vocalist, composer  
Victor D7VB-1034 10-in. 9/18/1947 I don't know how to cry Arbee Stidham Male vocal solo, with instrumental sextet vocalist, composer  
Victor D8VB-4097 10-in. 12/21/1948 Your heart belongs to me Arbee Stidham Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist  
Victor D8VB-4098 10-in. 12/21/1948 Stidham jumps Arbee Stidham Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist  
Victor D8VB-4099 10-in. 12/21/1948 I can't explain my love for you Arbee Stidham Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0426 10-in. 3/10/1949 What the blues will do Arbee Stidham Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0435 10-in. 3/10/1949 A heart full of misery Arbee Stidham Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0436 10-in. 3/10/1949 Falling blues Arbee Stidham Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0437 10-in. 3/10/1949 You'll be sorry Arbee Stidham Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0438 10-in. 3/10/1949 I've got so many worries Arbee Stidham Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-1135 10-in. 7/19/1949 So tired of dreaming Arbee Stidham Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-1136 10-in. 7/19/1949 I send my regrets Arbee Stidham Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor D9VB-1138 10-in. 7/19/1949 Barbeque lounge Arbee Stidham Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stidham, Arbee," accessed May 28, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/355249.

Stidham, Arbee. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 28, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/355249.

"Stidham, Arbee." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 28 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/355249

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