Jimmy Archey

Jimmy Archey (12 October 1902 – 16 November 1967) was an American jazz trombonist born in Norfolk, Virginia, perhaps most noteworthy for his work in several prominent jazz orchestras and big bands of his time (including his own). He performed and recorded with the James P. Johnson orchestra, King Oliver, Fats Waller and the Luis Russell orchestra, among others.

In the late 1930s, Archey participated in big bands that simultaneously featured musicians such as Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington and Claude Hopkins. In the 1940s and 1950s, Archey spent much of his time working with New Orleans revivalist bands with artists such as Bob Wilber and Earl Hines.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 12, 1902 (Norfolk), Died November 16, 1967 (Amityville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-063700 10-in. 4/1/1941 Midnight Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-063701 10-in. 4/1/1941 My favorite blues Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-063702 10-in. 4/1/1941 Lullaby to a dream Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-063703 10-in. 4/1/1941 What a diff'rence a day made Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-066792 10-in. 10/16/1941 Sunday Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-066793 10-in. 10/16/1941 Ill wind (you're blowin' me no good) Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-066794 10-in. 10/16/1941 Back Bay boogie Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-066795 10-in. 10/16/1941 [Unknown title(s)] Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Archey, Jimmy," accessed February 7, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356270.

Archey, Jimmy. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 7, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356270.

"Archey, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 7 February 2023.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356270

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