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James Blades

dr, bgo, xyl, mar, *1901 GB
Musician / Composer of Classical
A.k.a. Jimmy Blades

James "Jimmy" Blades OBE (9 September 1901 – 19 May 1999) was an English percussionist.He was one of the most distinguished percussionists in Western music, with a long and varied career. His book Percussion Instruments and their History (1971) is a standard reference work on the subject.Blades was born in Peterborough, England in 1901. He was a long-time associate of Benjamin Britten, with whom he conceived many of the composer's unusual percussion effects. In 1954, Blades was appointed Professor of Percussion at the Royal Academy of Music.

        
Instruments
  • Drums
  • Bongos
  • Xylophone
  • Marimba
  • Cowbell
Genres
  • Classical
  • Children's Music
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing on The Ultimate Christmas Album by Dame Joan Sutherland, Kiri Te Kanawa, Leontyne Price & Luciano Pavarotti
Greensleves on Organ, Chimes and Christmas Time by Charles Smart & James Blades
Silent Night, Holy Night on Organ, Chimes and Christmas Time by Charles Smart & James Blades
Good King Wenceslas on Organ, Chimes and Christmas Time by Charles Smart & James Blades
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear on Organ, Chimes and Christmas Time by Charles Smart & James Blades
While Sheperds Watched on Organ, Chimes and Christmas Time by Charles Smart & James Blades
O Come All Ye Faithful - Adeste Fideles on Organ, Chimes and Christmas Time by Charles Smart & James Blades
O Little Town of Bethlehem on Organ, Chimes and Christmas Time by Charles Smart & James Blades
Joy the World on Organ, Chimes and Christmas Time by Charles Smart & James Blades
Chimes Introduction on Organ, Chimes and Christmas Time by Charles Smart & James Blades

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Facade / Facade 2Cathy Berberian, Sir William Walton, James Blades, Robert Tear, Steuart Bedford1980Album
Twentieth-Century Music 11Gérard Frémy, Jean-Pierre Drouet, James Blades, Tristan Fry1974Album
Blades On PercussionJames Blades1973Album
Aiken Drum And Other Songs For ChildrenMary Rowland, Patrick Shuldham-Shaw, James Blades, Joan Rimmer1964Single
When You Beat On A DrumMary Rowland, Pat Shaw, James Blades, Joan Rimmer1964Single
Songs For ChildrenMary Rowland, Patrick Shuldham-Shaw, James Blades, Joan Rimmer1964Album
There Was A Pig And Other Songs For ChildrenMary Rowland, Pat Shaw, James Blades, Joan Rimmer1964Single
Christmas Organ And ChimesCharles Smart, James Blades1959Album
Christmas ChimesJames Blades, Felton Rapley1952Album
Sweet Hour Of Prayer Organ And ChimesCharles Smart, James BladesAlbum
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