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John Lindsay

A significant early bassist, John Lindsay appeared about many notable recordings in his profession. He began playing bass while an adolescent in his father’s family members band. He offered in the Military during World Battle I and discovered trombone, which he utilized as a dual until the middle-’20s. Early encounter included playing trombone with John Robichaux in New Orleans, A.J. Piron in NY (documenting in 1923), Dewey Jackson’s music group within the river motorboats, and in 1925 with Willie Hightower, Carroll Dickerson, Lil Hardin, and Jimmy Bell in Chicago. At that time Lindsay became a full-time bassist. He toured with Louis Armstrong in 1931-1932, and spent his last 25 years located in Chicago. Through the ’40s, he led a quartet in the Music Pub in Chicago and worked well occasionally for additional music artists including Darnell Howard. Although he by no means led his personal session, Lindsay documented with Jelly Move Morton’s Red CHILE PEPPERS in 1926, Richard M. Jones, the Harlem Hamfats in 1936-1937, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone, and Punch Miller.

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