Leonard Davis

Profile:
US jazz trumpeter, nicknamed "Ham", born July 4, 1905 in St. Louis, Missouri died 1957 in New York City, New York.
Davis played with Charlie Creath in St. Louis in 1924-1925, then moved to New York, where he played with Edgar Hayes 1927, Arthur Gribbs 1927-1928 and Charlie Johnson c. 1928-1929. Recorded with Eddie Condon in 1929. During the 1930s worked with Elmer Snowden 1930-1931, Don Redman 1931, Russell Wooding 1932, Benny Carter 1933, and Luis Russell 1934-1935. From October 1935 to spring 1937 member of Louis Armstrong's orchestra. Again with Hayes 1938-1939, touring Europe. In the 1940s worked intermittently with Alberto Socarras before ceasing to work full-time as musician.
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Instruments & Performance

V-38097 Leonard Davis - Gee, Ain't I Good To You / Plain Dirt album art McKinney's Cotton Pickers Gee, Ain't I Good To You and 1 more… McKinney's Cotton Pickers - Gee, Ain't I Good To You / Plain Dirt(Shellac, 10") Victor V-38097 1929 Sell This Version
580 Leonard Davis - You Are My Lucky Star / La Cucaracha album art Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra - You Are My Lucky Star / La Cucaracha(Shellac, 10") Decca 580 US 1935 Sell This Version
866 Leonard Davis - Swing That Music / Thankful album art Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra - Swing That Music / Thankful(Shellac, 10") Decca 866 US 1936 Sell This Version
A 505.049 Leonard Davis - I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music / Shoe Shine Boy album art Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra - I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music / Shoe Shine Boy Decca A 505.049 France 1936 Sell This Version
623 Leonard Davis - I'm Shooting High / I've Got My Fingers Crossed album art Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra - I'm Shooting High / I've Got My Fingers Crossed(Shellac, 10") Decca 623 US 1936 Sell This Version
F.5936 Leonard Davis - Shoe Shine Boy / I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music  album art Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra - Shoe Shine Boy / I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music (Shellac, 10") Decca F.5936 UK 1936 Sell This Version
A 81417 Leonard Davis - Caravan / Edgar Steps Out album art Edgar Hayes And His Orchestra Edgar Hayes And His Orchestra - Caravan / Edgar Steps Out Decca A 81417 France 1937 Sell This Version
1882 Leonard Davis - Star Dust / In The Mood album art Edgar Hayes And His Orchestra Edgar Hayes And His Orchestra - Star Dust / In The Mood Decca 1882 US 1938 Sell This Version
X1484 Leonard Davis - Caravan / Public Melody Number One album art Edgar Hayes & His Orchestra* / Louis Amstrong & His Orchestra* Caravan (as Leonard and 2 more… Edgar Hayes & His Orchestra* / Louis Amstrong & His Orchestra* - Caravan / Public Melody Number One(Shellac, 10") Decca X1484 Australia 1938 Sell This Version
1940 Leonard Davis - Barbary Coast Blues / Meet The Band album art Edgar Hayes And His Orchestra Edgar Hayes And His Orchestra - Barbary Coast Blues / Meet The Band(Shellac, 10") Decca 1940 US 1938 Sell This Version
B-10248 Leonard Davis - The Boy In The Boat / Walk That Thing album art Charlie Johnson And His Orchestra* Charlie Johnson And His Orchestra* - The Boy In The Boat / Walk That Thing(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-10248 US 1939 Sell This Version
B-10706 Leonard Davis - I'd Love It / Peggy album art McKinney's Cotton Pickers McKinney's Cotton Pickers - I'd Love It / Peggy(Shellac, 10", RE) Bluebird (3) B-10706 US 1940 Sell This Version
B-10168 Leonard Davis - I'm Gonna Stomp Mr. Henry Lee / That's A Serious Thing album art Eddie Condon's Hot Shots* Eddie Condon's Hot Shots* - I'm Gonna Stomp Mr. Henry Lee / That's A Serious Thing Bluebird (3) B-10168 US 1943 Sell This Version
B-1009 Leonard Davis - Harlem Jazz, 1930 album art Various Various - Harlem Jazz, 1930(4xShellac, 10", Album, Comp) Brunswick B-1009 US 1943 Sell This Version
25106 Leonard Davis - Star Dust / When You And I Were Young, Maggie album art Edgar Hayes And His Orchestra Edgar Hayes And His Orchestra - Star Dust / When You And I Were Young, Maggie(Shellac, 10", RP) Decca 25106 US 1947 Sell This Version
BL 58024 Leonard Davis - Harlem Jazz 1930 album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Don Redman And His Orchestra, Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra, Luis Russell And His Orchestra Chant Of The Weed and 1 more… Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Don Redman And His Orchestra, Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra, Luis Russell And His Orchestra - Harlem Jazz 1930 (Comp) Brunswick BL 58024 US 1950 Sell This Version
LP 1805 Leonard Davis - Dixieland Featuring Eddie Condon Vol.1 album art Eddie Condon Eddie Condon - Dixieland Featuring Eddie Condon Vol.1(10", Comp, Mono) Jazz Panorama LP 1805 US 1951 Sell This Version
AM 233002 Leonard Davis - Classics: New Orleans To New York album art Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong - Classics: New Orleans To New York(10") Decca AM 233002 France 1952 Sell This Version
LX 3005 Leonard Davis - Eddie Condon's Hot Shots album art Eddie Condon That's A Serious Thing Eddie Condon - Eddie Condon's Hot Shots (Comp) "X" LX 3005 US 1954 Sell This Version
EVAB 3005 Leonard Davis - Eddie Condon's Hot Shots album art Eddie Condon's Hot Shots* And Boyd Senter And His Senterpets* That's A Serious Thing Eddie Condon's Hot Shots* And Boyd Senter And His Senterpets* - Eddie Condon's Hot Shots(7", EP) "X" EVAB 3005 US 1954 Sell This Version
LL 1387 Leonard Davis - Spike Hughes And His All American Orchestra album art Spike Hughes And His All American Orchestra* Spike Hughes And His All American Orchestra* - Spike Hughes And His All American Orchestra (Comp) London Records LL 1387 US 1956 Sell This Version
OE 9189 Leonard Davis - New Orleans To New York, Part 1 album art Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Mahogany Hall Stomp Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra - New Orleans To New York, Part 1(7", EP) Brunswick OE 9189 UK 1957 Sell This Version
87 503 LPBM Leonard Davis - Collector's Classics album art Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong - Collector's Classics(LP, Comp) Brunswick 87 503 LPBM Germany 1961 Sell This Version
RF-3 Leonard Davis - A History Of Jazz: The New York Scene album art Various Boy In The Boat Various - A History Of Jazz: The New York Scene(LP, Comp) RBF Records RF-3 US 1961 Sell This Version
87094/96 Leonard Davis - The Golden Book Of Classic Swing - Volume 2 album art Various Swingin' In The Promised Land and 1 more… Various - The Golden Book Of Classic Swing - Volume 2(3xLP, Comp) Brunswick 87094/96 Germany 1963 Sell This Version