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Wild Bill Davison

cor, 1906-1989 US, Defiance, Ohio
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. William Edward Davison

Jazz cornet player, American Wild Bill Davison garnered his nickname 'Wild' from his appetite for women & alcohol. Playing professionally in the 1920's, he gained wide recognition in the 1940's. He played with the likes of Eddie Condon, Gene Krupa & Sidney Bechet.. b: January 5, 1906 in Defiance, Ohio, USA. d: November 14th, 1989 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

        
Instruments
  • Cornet
  • Trumpet
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Just a Gigolo on Showcase by Wild Bill Davison
She's Funny That Way on Showcase by Wild Bill Davison
Why Was I Born on Showcase by Wild Bill Davison
Yesterdays on Showcase by Wild Bill Davison
When Your Lover Has Gone on Showcase by Wild Bill Davison
A Ghost of a Chance on Showcase by Wild Bill Davison

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Danish Sessions, 1973-1978Wild Bill Davison2017Compil.
Rompin' 'N' Stompin'Wild Bill Davison2015Album
Wild Bill At Bull RunWild Bill Davison2015Album
Sweet And LovelyWild Bill Davison2012Album
Talk Of The TownWild Bill Davison2011Album
Wild Bill Davison with Alex Welsh & His BandWild Bill Davison2009Album
In CopenhagenWild Bill Davison2008Album
Wild Bill DavisonWild Bill Davison2005Album
Wild Bill DavisonWild Bill Davison2005Album
"Wild Bill" DavisonWild Bill Davison2005Album
WIld Bill DavisonWild Bill Davison2005Album
Ringside At Condon's Volume 2Wild Bill Davison2004Album
As Long As I LiveWild Bill Davison2002Compil.
The Fabulous Sidney BechetSidney Bechet With Wild Bill Davison And Sidney De Paris2001Single
Fidgety FeetEddie Condon, Wild Bill Davison2001Album
Dr. Jazz Vol. 16Eddie Condon's Jazz Band With Wild Bill Davison, Dick Cary2001Album
Muskrat RambleWild Bill Davison2000Compil.
The Originals - 1974Stokstad / Jensen Trad.Band Featuring Wild Bill Davison & Laila Dalseth2000Album
"Pretty Wild" and "With Strings Attached"Wild Bill Davison2000Compil.
Blowin' WildWild Bill Davison With Alex Welsh1999Album
Pretty WildWild Bill Davison1999Album
Mild & WildWild Bill Davison1999Album
"Wild Bill" Davison With Freddy Randall And His BandWild Bill Davison With Freddy Randall And His Band1999Album
After Hours With Wild Bill DavisonWild Bill Davison1999Album
Beautifully WildWild Bill Davison1999Album
The Commodore Master TakesWild Bill Davison1997Compil.
But BeautifulWild Bill Davison1997Album
The Commodore Master TakesWild Bill Davison1997Compil.
Blowin' WildWild Bill Davison With Alex Welsh1994Album
Jazz On A Saturday Afternoon Volume OneWild Bill Davison1991Album
ShowcaseWild Bill Davison1991Compil.
Wild Bill TapesWild Bill Davison1989Album
"Wild Bill" Davison With Freddy Randall And His BandWild Bill Davison With Freddy Randall And His Band1987Album
Farfar's BluesWild Bill Davison & Papa Bue's Viking Jazz Band1986Compil.
"Wild Bill" Davison In LondonWild Bill Davison1984Album
Jimmy McPartland & Wild Bill Davison - Estrellas del JazzJimmy McPartland & Wild Bill Davison1984Compil.
Live At The Memphis Jazz FestivalWild Bill Davison1983Album
Wild Bill Davison & Papa BueWild Bill Davison & Papa Bue1983Album
The Memphis Jazz Festival 1982 - Volume FourWild Bill Davison And Jim Cullum's Happy Jazz Band, George Ryan All Stars, Chuck Hedges Quartet, Sheri Connor And Her Memphis All Stars1983Album
Running WildWild Bill Davison1982Album
Together AgainWild Bill Davison, Ralph Sutton1982Album
All American BandWild Bill Davison1982Album
But BeautifulWild Bill Davison1981Album
This Is Jazz Vol. 1Wild Bill Davison & The All Star Stompers1981Album
Play Hoagy CarmichaelWild Bill Davison And Eddie Miller1981Album
Giants Of Traditional JazzSidney Bechet, Mutt Carey, Wild Bill Davison, Edmond Hall, Ben Pollack1980Compil.
Wild Bill Davison Meets The Colonial BoysWild Bill Davison, The Colonial Boys1980Album
Live! Miami Beach 1955Wild Bill Davison With Eddie Condon And His All-Stars1980Album
Old Timers With Wild Bill DavisonOld Timers With Wild Bill Davison1979Album
En Buenos Aires, Con Marito Cosentino Y Sus Jazz CatsWild Bill Davison1978Album
George "Firehouse" Probert, Wild Bill Davison & The Benko Dixieland BandGeorge Probert, Wild Bill Davison & Benkó Dixieland Band1978Album
At The King Of France Tavern AnnapolisWild Bill Davison, Kenny Davern1978Album
Northwest Tour - 1978Wild Bill Davison, Jim Beatty1978Album
The Individualism Of Wild Bill DavisonWild Bill Davison1978Compil.
All That Meat And No PotatoesPapa Bue's Viking Jazz Band And Gustav Winckler And Wild Bill Davison1977Album
The Chicago Jazz Giants Live!Wild Bill Davison, Bob Wilber, Eddie Hubble, Ralph Sutton, Isla Eckinger, Cliff Leeman1977Album
Wild Bill Davison With Freddy Randall And His BandWild Bill Davison With Freddy Randall And His Band1977Album
Wild Bill Davison & Classic Jazz CollegiumWild Bill Davison & Classic Jazz Collegium1977Album
UntitledOld Timers, Wild Bill Davison1976Album
Wild Bill DavisonWild Bill Davison1976Album
Jazz Hayloft Style, Volume OneWild Bill Davison, Dick Wellstood, Tommy Gwaltney, Walter Harris, Van Perry, Jack Connor Featuring Vocalists Natalie Lamb And Johnson McRee, Jr.1975Album
Wild Bill And Jack MaheuWild Bill Davison, Jack Maheu1975Album
Jazz Hayloft Style, Volume TwoWild Bill Davison, Dick Wellstood, Tommy Gwaltney, Walter Harris, Van Perry, Jack Connor Featuring Vocalists Natalie Lamb And Johnson McRee, Jr.1975Album
Barrelhouse Jazzband Starring Wild Bill DavisonBarrelhouse Jazzband Starring Wild Bill Davison1975Album
Tin Roof BluesWild Bill Davison And The Wolverines Jazzband1975Single
Driftin' Down The RiverWild Bill Davison And Papa Bue's Viking Jazz Band1975Album
Dixieland With Wild Bill Davison And The Wolverines Jazz BandWild Bill Davison And The Wolverines Jazzband1974Album
Dixieland With Wild Bill Davison And The Wolverines Jazz BandWild Bill Davison1974Album
Mer GlajazzStokstad / Jensen Trad.Band M / Wild Bill Davison Og Laila Dalseth1974Album
BirthdayWild Bill Davison & Fessor's Big City Band1974Album
Wild Bill Davison In CopenhagenWild Bill Davison With Kansas City Stompers1974Album
Live At The Rainbow RoomWild Bill Davison1973Album
Lady Of The EveningWild Bill Davison1971Album
The Jazz GiantsWild Bill Davison, Buzzy Drootin, Herb Hall, Claude Hopkins, Benny Morton, Arvell Shaw1970Album
Jazz On A Saturday Afternoon, Vol. IIWild Bill Davison1970Album
The Jazz GiantsThe Jazz Giants Featuring Wild Bill Davison, Buzzy Drootin, Herb Hall, Claude Hopkins, Benny Morton, Arvell Shaw1968Album
"I,ll Be A Friend With Pleasure"Wild Bill Davison1968Album
Wild Bill Davison!Wild Bill Davison1967Album
Giant Of Jazz (Volume 1)Sidney Bechet With Wild Bill Davison And Art Hodes1966Album
Surfside JazzWild Bill Davison1965Album
At Storyville Volume 2Wild Bill Davison1964Album
Wild Bill Davison & The Darktown StruttersWild Bill Davison & The Darktown Strutters1962Album
Swingin' DixieWild Bill Davison1962Album
Plays The Greatest Of The Greats!Wild Bill Davison1960Album
Spree-Coast-JazzWild Bill Davison And Spree City Stompers1958Album
Wild Bill Davison Und Die Tremble Kids In StereoWild Bill Davison Und Die The Tremble Kids1958Album
Royal Garden Blues · Pagan Love Song · When You're Smiling · 's WonderfulWild Bill Davison1958Single
Wild BillWild Bill Davison, The Feetwarmers, Spree City Stompers1958Album
Jazz Aus Der EierschaleWild Bill Davison Und Spree City Stompers1957Album
With Strings AttachedWild Bill Davison1957Album
Ringside At Condon's Featuring Wild Bill DavisonWild Bill Davison1956Album
Pretty WildWild Bill Davison1956Album
Jazz At StoryvilleWild Bill Davison1955Album
Wild Bill Davison At StoryvilleWild Bill Davison1955Album
Volume 2Sidney Bechet with Wild Bill Davison and Art Hodes1955Album
Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazz Men With "Wild Bill" Davison, Volume 2Sidney Bechet And His Blue Note Jazz Men With Wild Bill Davison1953Album
At A Georgia Camp Meeting / HindustanSidney Bechet And His Orchestra with Wild Bill Davison1952Album
Sidney Bechet With "Wild Bill" DavisonSidney Bechet And His Blue Note Jazz Men With Wild Bill Davison1950Album
Wild Bill Davison ShowcaseWild Bill Davison1948Album
Ringside At Condon's Vol. 1Wild Bill DavisonSingle
Ringside At Condon's Vol. 2Wild Bill DavisonSingle
Take Me To The RiverWild Bill Davison / Jabbo Smith And His Rhythm AcesCompil.
Brunis- DavisGeorge Brunies, Wild Bill Davison, Kim Cusack, Stan Mayl, Monte MountjoyAlbum
At His Rare Of All Rarest Performances Vol. 1Wild Bill Davison And Milan College Jazz SocietyCompil.
Play Me Some Blues, ManWild Bill DavisonSingle
Special Limited Collectors EditionWild Bill DavisonAlbum
A Monday Date In Vienna With Wild Bill Davison And The Tremble KidsWild Bill Davison And The Tremble KidsAlbum
Ringside At Condon'sWild Bill DavisonAlbum
Dixieland At Carnegie Hall (25 Top Stars)Jimmy McPartland, Wild Bill Davison / Pee Wee Russell, Vic Dickenson, George WettlingAlbum
Jazz At The New SchoolEddie Condon, Wild Bill Davison, Kenny Davern, Dick Wellstood, Gene KrupaAlbum
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New OrleansWild Bill DavisonSingle
The Wild HornsPunch Miller, Wild Bill DavisonAlbum
Baby Won't You Please Come Home / At The Jazz Band BallWild Bill DavisonSingle
All Star Jazz Festival - The Sound Of SurpriseWild Bill DavisonSingle
Cornet's TogetherWild Bill DavisonAlbum
Plays Just JazzJim Beatty With Wild Bill Davison And Jim GoodwinAlbum
Good Clean FunWild Bill Davison Joins Fulton Street Jazz BandAlbum
Danse Jolie Fille Et TrompetteWild Bill DavisonSingle
Wild Bill Davison With Eddie Condon's All StarsWild Bill Davison With Eddie Condon And His All-StarsAlbum
Do It With DixieWild Bill DavisonAlbum
George Wein Presents Jazz At Storyville featuringGeorge WeinSingle
In a Mellow ToneWild Bill DavisonAlbum
WIld Bill Davison And His Jazz Band 1943Wild Bill DavisonAlbum
Jazz Live And Rare - Live 1947Sidney Bechet, Wild Bill Davison, J.J. JohnsonCompil.
Jazz On A Saturday Afternoon Vol. 3Wild Bill DavisonAlbum
George Wein Presents: Jazz At StoryvilleWild Bill Davison, Pee Wee Russell, Vic DickensonAlbum
Sweet And HotWild Bill DavisonAlbum
Jazz On A Saturday Afternoon - Vol.1Wild Bill DavisonAlbum
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