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Wallace Bishop

dr, 1906-1986 US, Chicago
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Wallace H. Bishop

Wallace Bishop (b. Feb. 17, 1906, Chicago, Illinois - d. May 2, 1986, Hilversum, the Netherlands) was an American swing jazz drummer.Bishop started on drums as a teenager, studying under Jimmy Bertrand. His first professional gig was with Art Sims and his Crole Roof Orchestra in Milwaukee, which he joined in 1926; around this time he also played with Jelly Roll Morton, Bernie Young, Hughie Swift, Richard M. Jones, and Tommy Dorsey. From 1928 to 1930 he played with Erskine Tate and, following this, with the Earl Hines Orchestra from 1931-1937. In the 1940s he played with Jimmie Noone (1941), Coleman Hawkins (1943), Don Redman, Phil Moore, Walter "Foots" Thomas, John Kirby (1946), Sy Oliver, Sammy Price, and Billy Kyle.

  • Drums
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
All of Me on Baden, Switzerland 1966 by Various Artists
I Want a Little Girl on Baden, Switzerland 1966 by Various Artists
One O'Clock Jump on Baden, Switzerland 1966 by Various Artists
Georgia on My Mind on Baden, Switzerland 1966 by Various Artists
Good Old Funky Blues on Baden, Switzerland 1966 by Various Artists
You Can Depend on Me on Baden, Switzerland 1966 by Various Artists
Stompin' At the Savoy on Baden, Switzerland 1966 by Various Artists
Body & Soul on Baden, Switzerland 1966 by Various Artists

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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
Sound Design 6Buddy Tate, Milt Buckner, Wallace Bishop2013Album
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 13Milt Buckner, Buddy Tate, Wallace Bishop1980Album
Midnight SlowsBuddy Tate, Milt Buckner, Wallace Bishop1977Album
Midnight SlowsBuddy Tate With Milt Buckner, Wallace Bishop1977Compil.
Buck Clayton & FriendsBuck Clayton & Friends, Hal Singer, Mickey Baker, Roland Lobligeois, Wallace Bishop, Joe Turner1966Album
Jazz GiantsMilt Buckner - Buddy Tate - Wallace Bishop - Coleman Hawkins & Stan Getz QuintetCompil.
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