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Claude Hopkins

p, 1903-1984 US, Alexandria
Musician of Jazz

American jazz pianist and bandleader. His big band played musicians as : Ovie Alston (tp & vcl), Fernando Arbello (tb), Edmond Hall (cl), Bobby Sands (ts & bars) and others. Born : August 24, 1903 in Alexandria, Virginia. Died : February 19, 1984 in New York City, New York.

  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
I Apologize - Instrumental on Swing Time by Claude Hopkins
In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree on Jazz Masters: Claude Hopkins by Claude Hopkins
Harlem Rhythm Dance on California by Claude Hopkins
Swingin' Down the Lane on 1937-1940 by Claude Hopkins
Offbeat Blues - Instrumental on Swing Time by Claude Hopkins
Honey on 1937-1940 by Claude Hopkins
California Here I Come on California by Claude Hopkins
Safari Stomp on Safari Stomp [1974] by Claude Hopkins
Church Street Sobbin' Blues on 1937-1940 by Claude Hopkins
Stormy Weather - Instrumental on Swing Time by Claude Hopkins

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
In Chronology - 1934-1935Claude Hopkins2009Album
In Chronology - 1932-1934Claude Hopkins2009Album
The Transcription Performances 1935Claude Hopkins1999Compil.
Buddy And ClaudeBuddy Tate / Claude Hopkins1999Compil.
Monkey BusinessClaude Hopkins1993Compil.
Claude Hopkins 1932-1934Claude Hopkins1993Compil.
Big Bands Uptown 1931-1940Don Redman, Claude Hopkins, Benny Carter1980Compil.
The Greatest Recordings Of The Big Band EraHarry James, Horace Heidt / Jack Jenney / Claude Hopkins1980Compil.
Jazz Piano Masters. Live At The New SchoolTeddy Wilson, Claude Hopkins, Dill Jones, Eubie Blake1977Album
The Roots Of Dixieland Jazz Volume IIRex Stewart, Vic Dickenson, Buster Bailey, Marty Napoleon, Pee Wee Erwin, Milt Hinton, George Wettling, Arvell Shaw, Claude Hopkins1976Compil.
Safari StompClaude Hopkins1974Album
Crazy FingersClaude Hopkins1973Album
SoliloquyClaude Hopkins1972Album
The Jazz GiantsWild Bill Davison, Buzzy Drootin, Herb Hall, Claude Hopkins, Benny Morton, Arvell Shaw1970Album
Big Bands Uptown Volume 1 (1931 - 1943)Don Redman, Claude Hopkins, Benny Carter, Lucky Millinder1969Compil.
The Jazz GiantsThe Jazz Giants Featuring Wild Bill Davison, Buzzy Drootin, Herb Hall, Claude Hopkins, Benny Morton, Arvell Shaw1968Album
Swing Time!Claude Hopkins1963Album
Let's JamClaude Hopkins With Buddy Tate & Joe Thomas1961Album
Yes Indeed!Claude Hopkins With Buddy Tate, Emmett Berry1960Album
Music Of The Early Jazz DancesClaude Hopkins1958Album
The Golden Era Of Dixieland Jazz 1887 - 1937Claude Hopkins, Pee Wee Erwin, Vic Dickenson, Buster Bailey, Milt Hinton, George Wettling1957Album
The Golden Era Of Dixieland JazzPee Wee Erwin, Vic Dickenson, Buster Bailey, Claude Hopkins, Milt Hinton, George Wettling1956Compil.
Drumsticks, Trumpets & DixielandVic Dickenson / Marty Napoleon / George Wettling / Rex Stewart / Arvell Shaw / Buster Bailey / Pee Wee Erwin / Milt Hinton / Claude HopkinsAlbum
Big Bands 1934-1942Claude Hopkins, Carolina Cotton Pickers, Andy KirkCompil.
Previously Unissued Sides (1932 -1933) Rare Sides (1940)Claude HopkinsAlbum
Grand PianoWillie "The Lion" Smith And Don Ewell, Claude Hopkins, Sir Charles ThompsonCompil.
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