Valaida Snow

Valaida Snow

Profile:
US trumpet player and jazz singer, composer and arranger. Her place and date of birth was deliberately blurred by her own statements during her show business career, but has been established (by Frank Driggs) as June 2, 1905, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After some success in the US she embarked on various world wide tours including appearances in Shanghai, Batavia, Singapore and Calcutta in the late 1920s, Europe in 1929/30, and Europe again in the late 1930s, ending up in nazi occupied Denmark in 1941. Reports on her time in Europe during the first two years of WWII are contradictory. Some reports say she was a war prisoner in a Copenhagen, others that she was detained by Danish authorities to keep her safe from the German occupiers and others claim she was simply imprisoned on drug charges. She returned to the US in april 1942 via Sweden.
Back in the US she continued to work but died in the Palace Theater in New York on May 30, 1956 from a massive cerebral hemorrhage.
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Valaida Snow Discography

Singles & EPs

Valaida (Queen Of The Trumpet)* With Billy Mason & His Orchestra* Valaida (Queen Of The Trumpet)* With Billy Mason & His Orchestra* - I Wish I Were Twins / I Can't Dance, I've Got Ants In My Pants Parlophone Australia 1935 Sell This Version
OF 5348 Valaida (Queen Of The Trumpet)* Take Care Of You For Me / Lovable And Sweet(Shellac, 10") Odeon OF 5348 UK 1936 Sell This Version
3557 Valaida (Queen Of The Trumpet)* & Lulle Ellboys Orkester* Valaida (Queen Of The Trumpet)* & Lulle Ellboys Orkester* - Caravan / My Heart Belongs To Daddy(Shellac, 10") Sonora (2) 3557 Sweden 1939 Sell This Version
3577 Valaida (Queen Of The Trumpet)* & Lulle Ellboys Orkester* Valaida (Queen Of The Trumpet)* & Lulle Ellboys Orkester* - Minnie The Moocher / Swing Low - Sweet Chariot(Shellac, 10") Sonora (2) 3577 Sweden 1939 Sell This Version
T 21194 Miss Valaida* Og Matadorerne (2) Miss Valaida* Og Matadorerne (2) - Some Of These Days / Carry Me Back To Old Virginny(Shellac, 10") Tono T 21194 Denmark 1940 Sell This Version
T. 21165 Valaida (Queen Of The Trumpet)* Med Winstrup Olesen's Swingband Valaida (Queen Of The Trumpet)* Med Winstrup Olesen's Swingband - You're Driving Me Crazy / Take It Easy(Shellac, 10") Tono T. 21165 Denmark 1940 Sell This Version
BT 7008 Valaida Snow With Raymon Joel Sanns Orch. Valaida Snow With Raymon Joel Sanns Orch. - Frustration / Caravan(Shellac, 10") Bel-Tone Records BT 7008 US Unknown Sell This Version
7002 Valaida Snow, Buzz Adlam Orchestra and The Day Dreamers Valaida Snow, Buzz Adlam Orchestra and The Day Dreamers - It's The Talk Of The Town / If I Only Had You(Shellac, 10") Bel-Tone Records 7002 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

SH 309 Valaida* High Hat Trumpet & Rhythm(LP, Comp) World Records (6) SH 309 UK 1979 Sell This Version
RR 1305 Valaida Snow Hot Snow - Queen Of The Trumpet - Sings & Swings(LP, Comp) Rosetta Records RR 1305 US 1982 Sell This Version
SW 8455/56 Valaida* Swing Is The Thing(2xLP, Comp) Disques Swing SW 8455/56 US 1984 Sell This Version
HQ CD 18 Valaida* Valaida Volume II 1935-1940(CD, Comp, RM) Harlequin HQ CD 18 1992 Sell This Version
HQ CD 12 Valaida* Valaida Volume 1 1935-1937(CD, Comp, RM) Harlequin HQ CD 12 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 1158 Valaida Snow 1933-1936(CD, Album, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 1158 France 2000 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 1343 Valaida Snow 1940-1953(CD, Comp, RE) Classics (11) CLASSICS 1343 France 2004 Sell This Version
none Valaida Snow In Chronology - 1937-1940(20xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Complete Jazz Series none 2009
none Valaida Snow In Chronology - 1933-1936(20xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Complete Jazz Series none 2009
none Valaida Snow In Chronology - 1940-1953(20xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Complete Jazz Series none 2009
1008 Willie Lewis Presents:, Danny Polo & His Swing Stars, Valaida Snow Willie Lewis Presents:, Danny Polo & His Swing Stars, Valaida Snow - Americans In Europe(LP, Comp) Swingfan 1008 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1012 Coleman Hawkins, Valaida Snow, Danny Polo Coleman Hawkins, Valaida Snow, Danny Polo - Americans In Europe Vol.2(LP, Comp, Ltd) Swingfan 1012 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
MK343 LP Valaida Snow Until The Real Thing Comes Along(LP, Comp) Monk (4) MK343 LP Italy Unknown Sell This Version
SH354 Valaida* Swing Is The Thing(LP, Comp) World Records (6) SH354 UK Unknown Sell This Version