Shelton Hemphill

Shelton Hemphill

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American jazz trumpeter.

b. March 16, 1906 (Birmingham, AL, USA)
d. December, 1959 (New York City, NY, USA)

Studied at Wilberforce College and played with Horace Henderson's Collegians (1924-28). Went on to play with Fred Longshaw's band supporting Bessie Smith ('24-25), then Benny Carter ('28-29), Chick Webb ('30-31), Mills Blue Rhythm Band ('31-37), Louis Armstrong ('37-44), and Duke Ellington ('44-49). He freelanced in New York City for a while from 1949 onwards but retired from playing due to poor health.
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Shelton Hemphill Discography Tracks

Instruments & Performance

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra / Mills' Blue Rhythm Band* Duke Ellington And His Orchestra / Mills' Blue Rhythm Band* - The Mystery Song / Moanin' Victor Canada 1931 Sell This Version
32806-A Earl Harlan And His Orchestra Earl Harlan And His Orchestra - Sophisticated Lady / Smoke Rings(Shellac, 10") Banner 32806-A US 1933 Sell This Version
15789 Earl Harlan And His Orchestra Earl Harlan And His Orchestra - Sophisticated Lady / Smoke Rings(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 15789 US 1933 Sell This Version
Mills Blue Rhythm Band* Mills Blue Rhythm Band* - Ride, Red, Ride / Congo Caravan Columbia US 1935 Sell This Version
VA 586 Edgar Hayes And His Orchestra / Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra Edgar Hayes And His Orchestra / Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - Manhattan Jam / A Sailboat In The Moonlight(Shellac, 10") Variety (6) VA 586 US 1937 Sell This Version
VA 513 Orlando Roberson And His Orchestra Orlando Roberson And His Orchestra - Sweet Is The Word For You / Just A Quiet Evening(Shellac, 10") Variety (6) VA 513 US 1937 Sell This Version
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra - On The Sentimental Side / It's Wonderful Decca US 1938 Sell This Version
2538 Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra - Savoy Blues / Me And Brother Bill(Shellac, 10") Decca 2538 US 1939 Sell This Version
20-1618 Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra* Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra* - Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care To Know) / I'm Beginning To See The Light(Shellac, 10", RP) Victor 20-1618 US 1944 Sell This Version
20-1644 Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra* Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra* - (All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings / Carnegie Blues(Shellac, 10") Victor 20-1644 US 1945 Sell This Version
20-1697 Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra* Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra* - (Otto Make That) Riff Staccato / Everything But You(Shellac, 10") Victor 20-1697 US 1945 Sell This Version
20-1799 Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra* Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra* - The Wonder Of You / I'm Just A Lucky So-And-So(Shellac, 10") RCA Victor 20-1799 US 1946 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Put Yourself In My Place, Baby / The Wildest Gal In Town Columbia US 1947 Sell This Version
91.400 B, 91.400 B - Med Duke Ellington Et Son Orchestre* Duke Ellington Et Son Orchestre* - The Best Of(7") Pacific (5), Pacific (5) 91.400 B, 91.400 B - Med US 1947 Sell This Version
S6 Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra* Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra* - At Carnegie Hall(4xShellac, 10", Album) Musicraft S6 US 1947 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Don't Be So Mean To Baby (Cause Baby's So Good To You) / It's Mad, Mad, Mad! Columbia US 1948 Sell This Version
BF 272 Duke Ellington & His Orchestra* Duke Ellington & His Orchestra* - Lady Of The Lavender Mist / Don't Be So Mean Baby(Shellac, 10") Columbia BF 272 US 1948 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Duke Ellington's Liberian Suite (Album) Columbia US 1949 Sell This Version
J.O.243 Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra* Prelude To A Kiss Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra* - Prelude To A Kiss / Black And Tan Fantasy(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice J.O.243 UK 1951 Sell This Version
Various Esquire Swank (as Sheldon Hemphill) Various - Jazz For People Who Hate Jazz (Comp, EP) RCA Victor, RCA Victor, RCA Victor Canada 1955 Sell This Version
10 303 EPB The Mills Blue Rhythm Band The Mills Blue Rhythm Band - Kings Of Swing Vol. 3(7", EP) Brunswick 10 303 EPB Germany 1956 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra* Prelude To A Kiss and 1 more… Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra* - Duke Ellington (EP, Comp) RCA Victor US 1957 Sell This Version
Louis Armstrong All Stars* / Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Bye And Bye and 1 more… Louis Armstrong All Stars* / Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra - Satch And His Trumpet (EP) Brunswick Germany 1957 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington Duke Ellington - Caravan (EP, Comp) RCA Victor US 1958 Sell This Version
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - At His Very Best (Comp, Album) RCA, RCA UK 1959 Sell This Version