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 Tracks

Singles & EPs

Valaida Snow - I Wish I Were Twins / I Can't Dance, I've Got Ants In My Pants album art 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 Snow - Take Care Of You For Me / Lovable And Sweet album art 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 Snow - Caravan / My Heart Belongs To Daddy album art 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 Snow - Minnie The Moocher / Swing Low - Sweet Chariot album art 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 Valaida Snow - Some Of These Days / Carry Me Back To Old Virginny album art 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 Snow - You're Driving Me Crazy / Take It Easy album art 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
Valaida Snow - I Ain't Gonna Tell / If You Don't Mean It album art Valaida Snow I Ain't Gonna Tell / If You Don't Mean It Chess Record Corp. US 1953 Sell This Version
BT 7007 Valaida Snow - Solitude / I Must Have That Man album art Valaida Snow With Raymon Joel Sanns Orch. Valaida Snow With Raymon Joel Sanns Orch. - Solitude / I Must Have That Man(Shellac, 10") Bel-Tone Records BT 7007 US Unknown Sell This Version
BT 7008 Valaida Snow - Frustration / Caravan album art 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 Snow - High Hat Trumpet & Rhythm album art 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 album art 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 Snow - Swing Is The Thing album art Valaida* Swing Is The Thing(2xLP, Comp) Disques Swing SW 8455/56 US 1984 Sell This Version
HQ CD 18 Valaida Snow - Valaida Volume II 1935-1940 album art Valaida* Valaida Volume II 1935-1940(CD, Comp, RM) Harlequin HQ CD 18 UK 1992 Sell This Version
HQ CD 12 Valaida Snow - Valaida Volume 1 1935-1937 album art Valaida* Valaida Volume 1 1935-1937(CD, Comp, RM) Harlequin HQ CD 12 UK 1992 Sell This Version
Valaida Snow - 1937-1940 album art Valaida Snow 1937-1940 (Comp) Classics (11) France 2000 Sell This Version
Valaida Snow - 1933-1936 album art Valaida Snow 1933-1936 (Album, Comp) Classics (11) France 2000 Sell This Version
Valaida Snow - 1940-1953 album art Valaida Snow 1940-1953 (Comp) Classics (11) France 2004 Sell This Version
BDJZ 129 Valaida Snow - Valaida Snow 1933 - 1950 album art Valaida Snow Valaida Snow 1933 - 1950(2xCD, Comp) BD Jazz BDJZ 129 France 2011 Sell This Version
1008, LP 1008 Valaida Snow - Americans In Europe album art 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, Swingfan 1008, LP 1008 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1012 Valaida Snow - Americans In Europe Vol.2 album art 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 album art Valaida Snow Until The Real Thing Comes Along(LP, Comp) Monk (4) MK343 LP Italy Unknown Sell This Version
SH354 Valaida Snow - Swing Is The Thing album art Valaida* Swing Is The Thing(LP, Comp) World Records (6) SH354 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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