Harry James

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Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was an American 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 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
1955 Sounds of Harry James 2
1977 Comin' From a Good Place 2
1988 20 Original Big Band Hits 1
1988 The King James Version 1
1989 Still Harry After All These Years 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 & His Big Band 1
Have Trumpet, Will Travel 1
The Beat of the Big Bands 1
The Mellow Horn 1
The Shadow of Your Smile 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1990 Best of Big Bands: Harry James 1
1990 Two O'Clock Jump 1
1992 Music Maker 1
1993 Big Bands: Harry James 1
1994 The Essence of Harry James 1
1996 Verve Jazz Masters 55 1
1996 Original Recordings - Harry James: Ciribiribin 1
1998 The Classic Tracks 1
1999 Trumpet Blues: The Best of Harry James 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
I’ve Heard That Song Before 1
Presenting Harry James 1
Strictly Instrumental 1
V Disc: A Musical Contribution by America's Best for Our Armed Forces Overseas 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
Radio Days 1

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