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Dickie Wells

tb, 1907-1985 US
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. William Wells

William Wells, (c.June 10, 1907 - November 12, 1985), more famous under the name of Dicky Wells (sometimes Dickie Wells), was an American jazz trombonist.Dickie Wells was born in Centerville, Tennessee. He moved to New York City in 1926, and became a member of the Lloyd Scott band.He played with Count Basie between 1938–1945 and 1947-1950. He also played with Cecil Scott, Spike Hughes, Fletcher Henderson, Benny Carter, Teddy Hill, Jimmy Rushing, Buck Clayton and Ray Charles.

        
Instruments
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
London Bridge Is Falling Down on The Complete Decca Recordings by Count Basie
Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You on The Jimmy Rushing All Stars: Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You by Various Artists
Sing For Your Supper on The Complete Decca Recordings by Count Basie
St. James Infirmary on The Jimmy Rushing All Stars: Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You by Various Artists
Who's Sorry Now? on The Jimmy Rushing All Stars: Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You by Various Artists
Parade Of The Milk Bottle Caps on More Live Echoes of the Swinging Bands 1959 by Various Artists
Okay For Baby on More Live Echoes of the Swinging Bands 1959 by Various Artists
Celery Stalks At Midnight on More Live Echoes of the Swinging Bands 1959 by Various Artists
One O'Clock Jump on The Jimmy Rushing All Stars: Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You by Various Artists
Swingtime In The Rockies on More Live Echoes of the Swinging Bands 1959 by Various Artists

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Bones For The King (BBC Broadcasts 1966, 74 & 76)Alex Welsh Featuring Dickie Wells And Bud Freeman2004Compil.
Mr Bones - Trombone Master - 1931 / 1944Dickie Wells2004Compil.
The Night ManDickie Wells2002Album
1927-1943Dickie Wells1997Compil.
Swingin' In ParisDickie Wells, Bill Coleman1993Album
In ParisDickie Wells & Bill Coleman1991Compil.
Jazz BrassDickie Wells, J.J. Johnson, Charlie Shavers, Clark Terry1986Compil.
Lonesome RoadDickie Wells1981Album
Dicky Wells In Paris, 1937Dickie Wells1968Compil.
Dajngo Reinhardt & Dicky Wells in Paris 1937Django Reinhardt, Dickie Wells1966Compil.
Heavy Duty!Dickie Wells1965Album
Little Sir Echo / Let's Do ItRex Stewart And Dickie Wells1959Single
Chatter JazzRex Stewart & Dickie Wells1959Album
"Trombone Four-In-Hand"Dickie Wells1959Album
Bones For The KingDickie Wells1958Album
The Swing Era Volume 1Teddy Hill And His NBC Orchestra1955Compil.
There'll Be Some Changes Made / Zutty's Hootie BluesThe Rhythmakers Featuring James Price Johnson, Zutty Singleton, Dickie Wells1948Album
Dicky Wells Blues / Muskrat RambleDickie Wells / Sidney Bechet With Dr Henry Levine's Barefooted Dixieland Philharmonic1948Album
Dicky Wells Blues / Bill Coleman BluesDickie Wells / Bill Coleman1941Album
Dicky Wells Blues / Lady Be GoodDickie Wells1937Album
King Porter Stomp - Yeah ManFletcher Henderson And His Orchestra, Coleman Hawkins, Henry "Red" Allen, Dickie Wells, Horace Henderson1934Album
Saxophone GiantsColeman Hawkins - Don Byas - Johnny Hodges - Barney Bigard - Lester Young - Flip Phillips - Ben Webster - Dickie Wells - Eddie HeywoodCompil.
Swing Sessions 1 - 1937/1939Dickie Wells, Joe Turner, Teddy WeatherfordCompil.
Dicky Wells In Paris, 1937Dickie WellsCompil.
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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