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Jay McShann

p, voc, 1916-2006 US, Muskogee, Oklahoma
Singer / Musician / Composer of Jazz and Blues
A.k.a. James Columbus McShann

American jazz pianist, singer, band leader and composer in Kansas City in the 1930s and '40s, best known as the band leader who helped launch the career of Charlie Parker. Born : January 12, 1916 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Died : December 07, 2006 in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Piano
  • Vocals
  • Electric piano
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Blues and Sentimental on With Kansas City In Mind by Jay McShann
'Tain't Nobody's Biz'ness If I Do on The Last Of The Blue Devils by Jay McShann
Stompinin K.C. on Confessin The Blues [Paris, France 1969] by Jay McShann
Blue Devil Jump on The Last Of The Blue Devils by Jay McShann
It Had To Be You on Warm by Jay McShann
Please Stop Playing These Blues on Jay McShann Meets Jimmy Witherspoon by Jay McShann & Jimmy Witherspoon
Confessin' the Blues on The Last Of The Blue Devils by Jay McShann
Joy To The Jingle on Chiaroscuro Christmas by Various Artists
Jumpin' at the Woodside on The Last Of The Blue Devils by Jay McShann
Vine Street Boogie on Kansas City Memories [The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions] by Jay McShann & Milt Buckner

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Title Artist Year Type
Hootie's Blues - A Centenary Tribute - His 27 Finest 1941-1955Jay McShann2016Compil.
Kansas City's Vintage JazzJay McShann, Mike T. White, Tommy Ruskin, Milt Abel2009Album
Hootie's BluesJay McShann2007Compil.
Hootie BluesJay McShann2006Album
Dexter Blues / Hold 'Em HootieJay McShann And His Orchestra / Jay McShann2006Album
The Last Of The Blue Devils - The Kansas City Jazz StoryCount Basie, Big Joe Turner, Lester Young, Paul Quinichette, Charles McPherson, Jay McShann2004Album
Goin' To Kansas CityJay McShann2003Album
The Jumpin' BluesJay McShann2002Compil.
Hot Biscuits - The Essential Jay McShann 1941-1949Jay McShann2002Compil.
Julia Lee And Her BoyfriendsJulia Lee, Benny Carter, Vic Dickenson, Jay McShann, Red Norvo2001Compil.
Rare Blues GroovesBrownie McGhee, Jay McShann, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson2001Compil.
Spoon Sings The BluesJimmy Witherspoon, Jay McShann2001Compil.
The Best Of Jay "Hootie" McShannJay McShann2001Compil.
And The Blues Singers 1941-1949Jay McShann2000Compil.
Kansas City Boogie JamAxel Zwingenberger feat. Big Joe Duskin, Jay McShann, Sammy Price2000Album
Boogie For 3 PianosSammy Price, Jay McShann, Jean-Paul Amouroux1999Album
Airmail SpecialJay McShann1999Album
What A Wonderful WorldJay McShann1999Album
Still Jumpin' The BluesJay McShann With Duke Robillard And Maria Muldaur1999Album
"My Baby With The Black Dress On"Jay McShann1998Album
McShann/ Tate/ Hinton/ Heard/ SmithJay McShann, Buddy Tate, Milt Hinton, J.C. Heard, Carrie Smith1997Album
Hootie's Jumpin' BluesJay McShann & The Duke Robillard Band1997Album
Piano PlayhouseJay McShann1996Album
Boogie For 2 PianosJean-Paul Amouroux, Jay McShann1995Album
Vine Street BoogieJay McShann1994Album
SwingmatismJay McShann Featuring Don Thompson, Archie Alleyne1994Album
Vine Street BoogieJay McShann1993Album
Some BluesJay McShann1993Album
Jimmy Witherspoon & Jay McShannJimmy Witherspoon & Jay McShann1993Compil.
With Kansas City In Mind - Piano Solos 1969 & 1972, The Jay McShann All-stars 1972Jay McShann, The Jay McShann All-stars1993Compil.
The Missouri ConnectionJay McShann, John Hicks1993Album
Kansas City NightsJim Galloway's Wee Big Band With Special Guests Jake Hanna, Fraser MacPherson & Jay McShann1993Album
Last of the Whorehouse Piano Players -- The Original SessionsRalph Sutton, Jay McShann1992Compil.
Kansas City's Vintage JazzJay McShann, Mike T. White, Tommy Ruskin, Milt Abel1992Album
Blue PianosAxel Zwingenberger & Jay McShann1991Album
A Tribute To Charlie ParkerParis All-Star Blues featuring Jay McShann1991Album
Paris All-Star BluesJay McShann1991Album
Piano Players & Significant OthersRoger Kellaway, Dick Hyman, Jay McShann, Marian McPartland, Derek Smith, Ralph Sutton, Dick Wellstood1990Album
Last Of The Whorehouse Piano PlayersRalph Sutton, Jay McShann1989Album
Roll' EmJay McShann1987Album
The Man from MuskogeeJay McShann1986Album
Shoutin' The Blues - Complete RecordingsCrown Prince Waterford With Jay McShann And Pete Johnson1985Compil.
Just A Lucky So And SoJay McShann1984Album
Live In France Vol.2Jay McShann / Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson1984Album
Blowin' In From K.C.Joe Thomas / Jay McShann1983Album
Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere!Slim Gaillard Featuring Buddy Tate And Jay McShann1983Album
After HoursJay McShann1982Album
The Greatest Recordings Of The Big Band EraLes Brown / Leo Reisman / Jay McShann / Buddy Rogers1982Compil.
Thou SwellThe Jim Galloway Quartet Featuring Jay McShann1981Album
Sackville All Stars - Saturday Night FunctionJay McShann, Buddy Tate, Jim Galloway, Don Thompson & Terry Clarke1981Album
The Last Of The Whorehouse Piano Players (Two Pianos Vol. II)Ralph Sutton & Jay McShann1980Album
The Last Of The Whorehouse Piano Players (Two Pianos Vol. 1)Ralph Sutton & Jay McShann1980Album
Tuxedo JunctionJay McShann Featuring Don Thompson1980Album
The Big Apple BashJay McShann1979Album
Kansas City HustleJay McShann1978Album
A Tribute To Fats WallerJay McShann1978Album
The Last Of The Blue DevilsJay McShann1978Album
Kansas City On My MindJay McShann1977Album
With Special Guest - Hot BiscuitsFessor's Big City Band, Jay McShann1977Album
Crazy Legs & Friday StrutJay McShann · Buddy Tate1977Album
Classic Kansas City JazzCharlie Parker, Jay McShann1976Album
Kansas City JoysBuddy Tate, Paul Quinichette, Jay McShann1976Album
Jay McShannJay McShann1975Album
The Early Bird Charlie Parker (1941-1943)Jay McShann1974Compil.
The Band That Jumps The Blues!Jay McShann1973Compil.
The Man From MuskogeeJay McShann Featuring Claude Williams1973Album
Kansas City MemoriesJay McShann1973Album
Confessin The BluesJay McShann1970Album
Jumpin' The BluesJay McShann, Milt Buckner1970Album
McShann's PianoJay McShann1967Album
Kansas City Piano (1936-1941)Count Basie - Pete Johnson - Jay McShann - Mary Lou Williams1967Compil.
Four Plus / I Love My BabyJay McShann / The Tokens1964Single
Shake A Hand / Jay's JamFaye Adams With Joe Morris Orchestra / Jay McShann1964Single
I've Got News For You / My Darkest NightPriscilla Bowman And Jay McShann1956Single
Four Plus / Jay's JamJay McShann1956Single
Hootie Blues / Don't Need Your Lovin'Priscilla Bowman And Jay McShann1956Single
Hootie Boogie / Garfield Avenue BluesJay McShann / Jay McShann And His Sextet1945Album
New Confessin' The Blues / Red River BluesJay McShann1942Album
One Woman's Blues / So You Won't JumpJay McShann And His Orchestra / Jay McShann1942Album
Swingmatism / Vine Street BoogieJay McShann And His Orchestra / Jay McShann1941Album
Confessin' The Blues / Hootie BluesJay McShann / Jay McShann And His Orchestra1941Album
'Fore Day Rider / Hootie's Ignorant OilJay McShann1941Album
Solos & DuetsJay McShann Featuring Don ThompsonCompil.
Volume 2 (1947-1957) "Blue Moods In The Shade Of Kansas City"Count Basie, Jimmy Witherspoon With Jay McShannCompil.
Internationales Jazz Festival Bern (Blues And Boogie)Sammy Price And Jay McShannAlbum
Live In FranceEddie "Cleanhead" Vinson & Jay McShannAlbum
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 59Jay McShann, T-Bone Walker, Sammy PriceAlbum
Jay McShann 1947-1949Jay McShannAlbum
Best Of FriendsJay McShann & Al CaseyAlbum
Pretty Little Girl / Don't Need Your Lovin'The Monarchs / Priscilla Bowman And Jay McShannSingle
Magical JazzJay McShann, Martha BurksAlbum
Jay McShann Solo & Duo With Dorothy Donegan - Dick Wellstood Solo & Duo With Hans Van Der SysJay McShann, Dick WellstoodAlbum
Roosevelt Sykes "The Honeydripper" Plus Jay 'Hootie' McShannRoosevelt Sykes & Jay McShannAlbum
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