Harry James

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Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was a musician who is best known as a trumpet playing band leader who led a big band from 1939 to 1946. He broke up his band for a short period in 1947 but shortly after he re-organized his band and was active again with his band from then until his death in 1983. He was especially known among musicians for his astonishing technical proficiency as well as his superior tone, and was extremely influential on up and coming trumpet players from the late 1930s into the 1940s. He was also an actor in a number of motion pictures that usually featured his bands in some way.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1980 James & Haymes 1
1988 20 Original Big Band Hits 1
1991 Things Ain't What They Used to Be 1
1994 Mr. Trumpet 1
1995 You Made Me Love You 1
2001 Juke Box Jamboree / Jazz Session 1
2002 At the Hollywood Palladium / Trumpet After Midnight 1
2006 Two O'clock Jump 1
Bandstand Memories 1938 to 1948 1
Big Band 1
Embraceable You 1
Harry James - Trumpet Blues: The Best Of Harry James 1
Harry James & His Big Band 1
Have Trumpet, Will Travel 1
Still Harry After All These Years 1
The Mellow Horn 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1990 Best of Big Bands: Harry James 1
1992 Music Maker 1
1993 Big Bands: Harry James 1
1994 The Essence of Harry James 1
1996 Verve Jazz Masters 55 1
1998 Harry James and His Orchestra: 1939-1949 1
1999 Record Session: 1939-1942 1
2000 Greatest Hits 1
2002 Dance Parade/Your Dance Date 1
2004 The Golden Trumpet of Harry James 2
2007 Eight Bar Riff '43~'45 1
Best of Harry James 1
Compact Jazz: Harry James 1
Harry James, Two O'Clock Jump 1
I’ve Heard That Song Before 1
Original Recordings - Harry James: Ciribiribin 1
Presenting Harry James 1
V Disc: A Musical Contribution by America's Best for Our Armed Forces Overseas 1

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
1955 Sounds Of Harry James 2
1977 Comin' From A Good Place 1
1988 The King James Version 1
Radio Days 1
Strictly Instrumental 1
The Classic Tracks 1

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