Ralph Escudero

Ralph Escudero

Real Name:
Rafael Escudero
Profile:
Not to be confused with Bob Escudero, also tubist and bassist; Rafi Escudero also known as Rafael Escudero, composer.

Puerto Rican tubist, later double bassist ((July 16, 1898, Manatí, Puerto Rico - April 10, 1970, Puerto Rico). He moved to New York City in 1920-21 where he played with a number of famous jazz musicians (as well as in Los Angeles) before returning to Puerto Rico in the 30s. Leaders and bands whom he played with include the New Amsterdam Musical Association, Wilbur Sweatman, Fletcher Henderson, William McKinney, Kaiser Marshall, the Savoy Bearcats, and W.C. Handy among others.
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Ralph Escudero Discography

Instruments & Performance

Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra / Missouri Jazz Band* Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra / Missouri Jazz Band* - Charley, My Boy / Doodle-Doo-Doo Regal (3) US 1924 Sell This Version
14859 Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra / Fletcher Henderson His Orchestra* Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra / Fletcher Henderson His Orchestra* - The Gouge Of Armour Avenue / Hard Hearted Hannah(Shellac, 10", Red) Vocalion (2) 14859 US 1924 Sell This Version
228-D Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra - Manda / Go 'Long, Mule(Shellac, 10") Columbia 228-D US 1924 Sell This Version
14800 Fletcher Henderson And His Club Alabam Orchestra Fletcher Henderson And His Club Alabam Orchestra - Mobile Blues / Tea Pot Dome Blues(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 14800 US 1924 Sell This Version
3023 Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra - Feelin' The Way I Do / Chicago Blues(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 3023 US 1924 Sell This Version
8627 Chocolate Dandies* / Five Little Chocolate Dandies* Chocolate Dandies* / Five Little Chocolate Dandies* - Paducah / Four Or Five Times(Shellac, 10") Okeh 8627 US 1928 Sell This Version
21583 McKinney's Cotton Pickers / Clifford Hayes' Louisville Stompers McKinney's Cotton Pickers / Clifford Hayes' Louisville Stompers - Four Or Five Times / Blue Harmony(Shellac, 10") Victor 21583 US 1928 Sell This Version
21611 McKinney's Cotton Pickers McKinney's Cotton Pickers - Milenberg Joys / Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble(Shellac, 10") Victor 21611 US 1928 Sell This Version
V-38013 McKinney's Cotton Pickers McKinney's Cotton Pickers - It's Tight Like That / There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder(Shellac, 10") Victor V-38013 US 1929 Sell This Version
V-38061 McKinney's Cotton Pickers McKinney's Cotton Pickers - Save It, Pretty Mamma / I Found A New Baby(Shellac, 10") Victor V-38061 US 1929 Sell This Version
V-38051 McKinney's Cotton Pickers McKinney's Cotton Pickers - It's A Precious Little Thing Called Love / Do Something(Shellac, 10") Victor V-38051 US 1929 Sell This Version
LPV-520 Don Redman Don Redman - Master Of The Big Band(LP, Comp, Mono) RCA Victor LPV-520 US 1966 Sell This Version
LPM 10 020 McKinney's Cotton Pickers Do Something and 1 more… McKinney's Cotton Pickers - McKinney's Cotton Pickers 1929-1930(LP, Mono, Comp) RCA Victor LPM 10 020 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
Bessie Smith The Yellow Dog Blues (as Bob Escudero) Bessie Smith - The Empress (Comp) CBS, CBS Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
Various The Stampede (as Ralph Escudiro) Various - The Smithsonian Collection Of Classic Jazz (Comp) Smithsonian Collection US 1973 Sell This Version
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra* Featuring A.O. Coleman Hawkins & Louis Armstrong Fletcher Henderson Orchestra* Featuring A.O. Coleman Hawkins & Louis Armstrong - Fletcher Henderson Orchestra 1923-1927 (Comp) Riverside Records France 1973 Sell This Version
NLP 11016 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong - In New York 1924(LP) Napoleon NLP 11016 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
Various Nobody's Sweetheart Various - This Is Jazz / Vol. 2 / The Hot Years (Comp) RCA Italy 1976 Sell This Version
BLJ 8025 Bessie Smith Yellow Dog Blues (Alternate) Bessie Smith - "Soundtrack" (The Whole "St. Louis Blues" Soundtrack Plus Rare Alternates)(LP, Comp) Durium BLJ 8025 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
Louis Armstrong Copenhagen Louis Armstrong - Giants Of Jazz: Louis Armstrong Time Life Records US 1980 Sell This Version
OM 128/30 Various Prince Of Wails Various - Jazz(3xLP, Comp + Box) Opus Musicum OM 128/30 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
none Various Baby, Won't You Please Come Home? Various - The Jazz Singers(4xLP, Comp, Red + Box) The Franklin Mint Record Society none US 1982 Sell This Version
R 030, DMM 6-0610 Various Put It There and 2 more… Various - Big Band Jazz: From The Beginnings To The Fifties(6xLP, Comp + Box) Smithsonian Collection, Smithsonian Collection R 030, DMM 6-0610 US 1983 Sell This Version
CJM 88507, VR 22529 Fletcher Henderson Orchestra* With Louis Armstrong & Coleman Hawkins Fletcher Henderson Orchestra* With Louis Armstrong & Coleman Hawkins - Fletcher Henderson Orchestra With Louis Armstrong & Coleman Hawkins 1923-1927(LP, Comp) Classic Jazz Masters, Classic Jazz Masters CJM 88507, VR 22529 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
LPJT 36 Bessie Smith Bessie Smith - Empress Of The Blues(LP, Comp) Giants Of Jazz LPJT 36 Italy 1985 Sell This Version