Bill Darnel

Bill Darnel

Profile:
One of the busiest session singers of the late-1930's and early-40's, Bill Darnel appeared on recordings by such top-notch jazz bandleaders as Red Nichols, Bob Chester, Jimmie Lunceford and Edgar Hayes. Launching a solo career in the early-1950's, Darnel scored with remakes of "Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy" and "M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I", featuring the harmonies of female singing group, The Heathertones.

Darnel first attracted attention, in the mid-1930's, when he worked with alto saxophonist and bandleader, Jimmie Lunceford and his orchestra. He continued to work with Lunceford until the early-1940's. He recorded with pianist Edgar Hayes, in 1937 and 1938, cornet player Red Nichols in 1940 and saxophonist Bob Chester in 1941.
Variations:
Viewing All | Bill Darnel
[a1031957]

Artist

Bill Darnel Discography

Singles & EPs

9-60288 Bill Darnel You Can't Get To Heaven On Roller Skates(7", Single) Coral 9-60288 US 1950 Sell This Version
Bill Darnel And The Pinetoppers Bill Darnel And The Pinetoppers - And Whose Little Girl Are You! / Pretty Baby Coral US 1951 Sell This Version
Bill Darnel Alone And Forsaken (Single) Decca US 1952 Sell This Version
9-27968 Bill Darnel Salty Dog Rag / The Blacksmith Blues(7") Decca 9-27968 US 1952 Sell This Version
Bill Darnel The Game Of Love Decca US 1953 Sell This Version
Bill Darnel And The Smith Brothers (3) With Sid Bass And His Orchestra Bill Darnel And The Smith Brothers (3) With Sid Bass And His Orchestra - We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo (Single) "X" US 1954 Sell This Version
Bill Darnel For You "X" US 1954 Sell This Version
4X-0013 Bill Darnel I Would If I Could But I Can't (7", Single) "X" 4X-0013 US 1954 Sell This Version
4X-0054 Bill Darnel Where Can You Be? / The Hook(7", Promo) "X" 4X-0054 US 1954 Sell This Version
Bill Darnel And Betty Clooney Bill Darnel And Betty Clooney - Ko Ko Mo / So All Alone "X" US 1955 Sell This Version
45/HL-U8204 Bill Darnel My Little Mother(7", Single, Tri) London Records 45/HL-U8204 UK 1955 Sell This Version
Bill Darnel Recipe For Love / Heavenly Father Jubilee US 1957 Sell This Version
Bill Darnel Rainbow / Do You Care (Single) Jubilee US 1957 Sell This Version
45-5269 Bill Darnel The Fork Of The Road(7", Single) Jubilee 45-5269 US 1957 Sell This Version
Bill Darnel Lonely Wine / I Understand ( Just How You Feel ) (Single) Jubilee US 1958 Sell This Version
45-536 Bill Darnel Passion Flower / Ka-Ding-Dong(7", Single) Paris Records (2) 45-536 US 1959 Sell This Version
Bill Darnel Come To Me / Tonight, Love (Single) Decca US Unknown Sell This Version
LXA-3033 Bill Darnel Bill Darnel Sings(10") "X" LXA-3033 US Unknown Sell This Version
60147 Bill Darnel Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy(Shellac, 10") Coral 60147 US Unknown Sell This Version
9-28505 Bill Darnel Why Do I Cry? / I Miss You So(7") Decca 9-28505 US Unknown Sell This Version
60354 Bill Darnel With Denny Vaughan And His Orchestra* Bill Darnel With Denny Vaughan And His Orchestra* - Possibilities / Make Me Love You(Shellac, 10", Promo) Coral 60354 Unknown Sell This Version
60220 Bill Darnel Gone Fishin' / M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I(Shellac, 10") Coral 60220 Unknown Sell This Version
45-541 Bill Darnel Sixty Minute Man / A Hundred Girls(7") Paris Records (2) 45-541 US Unknown Sell This Version