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 Tracks

Instruments & Performance

Ralph Escudero - Charley, My Boy / Doodle-Doo-Doo album art 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 Ralph Escudero - The Gouge Of Armour Avenue / Hard Hearted Hannah album art 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 USA & Canada 1924 Sell This Version
228-D Ralph Escudero - Manda / Go 'Long, Mule album art 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 Ralph Escudero - Mobile Blues / Tea Pot Dome Blues album art 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 Ralph Escudero - Feelin' The Way I Do / Chicago Blues album art 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
Ralph Escudero - Milenberg Joys / Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble album art McKinney's Cotton Pickers McKinney's Cotton Pickers - Milenberg Joys / Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble Victor US 1928 Sell This Version
8627 Ralph Escudero - Paducah / Four Or Five Times album art 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 Ralph Escudero - Four Or Five Times / Blue Harmony album art 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
V-38061 Ralph Escudero - Save It, Pretty Mamma / I Found A New Baby album art 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-38013 Ralph Escudero - It's Tight Like That / There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder album art 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-38051 Ralph Escudero - It's A Precious Little Thing Called Love / Do Something album art 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
Ralph Escudero - Master Of The Big Band album art Don Redman Don Redman - Master Of The Big Band (Comp) RCA Victor US 1966 Sell This Version
VLP 10 Ralph Escudero - Rare Fletcher Henderson Masterpieces album art Fletcher Henderson Fletcher Henderson - Rare Fletcher Henderson Masterpieces(LP, Comp) VJM VLP 10 UK 1966 Sell This Version
LPM 10 020 Ralph Escudero - McKinney's Cotton Pickers 1929-1930 album art McKinney's Cotton Pickers Do Something and 1 more… McKinney's Cotton Pickers - McKinney's Cotton Pickers 1929-1930(LP, Comp, Mono) RCA Victor LPM 10 020 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
S1277 Ralph Escudero - The Dixie Stompers 1925-26 album art Fletcher Henderson Fletcher Henderson - The Dixie Stompers 1925-26(LP, Mono) Swaggie Records S1277 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
Ralph Escudero - The Empress album art Bessie Smith The Yellow Dog Blues (as Bob Escudero) Bessie Smith - The Empress (Comp) CBS, CBS Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
2 C 062 - 93782 M, 2C 062-93.782 M Ralph Escudero - The Immortal Fletcher Henderson album art Fletcher Henderson Fletcher Henderson - The Immortal Fletcher Henderson(LP, Comp, Mono, RE) Milestone Records, Milestone Records 2 C 062 - 93782 M, 2C 062-93.782 M France 1972 Sell This Version
741.080 Ralph Escudero - Volume 1 (1928) album art McKinney's Cotton Pickers McKinney's Cotton Pickers - Volume 1 (1928)(LP, Comp) RCA 741.080 France 1972 Sell This Version
Ralph Escudero - The Smithsonian Collection Of Classic Jazz album art Various The Stampede (as Ralph Escudiro) Various - The Smithsonian Collection Of Classic Jazz (Comp) Smithsonian Collection US 1973 Sell This Version
Ralph Escudero - Fletcher Henderson  Orchestra 1923-1927 album art 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 Ralph Escudero - In New York 1924 album art Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong - In New York 1924(LP) Napoleon NLP 11016 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
Ralph Escudero - Jazzin' Babies' Blues (1921-1927 - Vol. Two) album art Ethel Waters The New York Glide and 1 more… Ethel Waters - Jazzin' Babies' Blues (1921-1927 - Vol. Two) (Comp) Biograph, Biograph US 1974 Sell This Version
Ralph Escudero - The Bessie Smith Recordings Volume Six album art Bessie Smith Yellow Dog Blues (Alternate) Bessie Smith - The Bessie Smith Recordings Volume Six (Comp) Durium Italy 1976 Sell This Version
Ralph Escudero - This Is Jazz / Vol. 2 / The Hot Years album art Various Nobody's Sweetheart Various - This Is Jazz / Vol. 2 / The Hot Years (Comp) RCA Italy 1976 Sell This Version
CG 33566, 33566 Ralph Escudero - 50 Years Of Jazz Guitar album art Various Paducah Various - 50 Years Of Jazz Guitar(2xLP, Album, Comp, Mono) Columbia, Columbia CG 33566, 33566 US 1976 Sell This Version