Harry James



Harry James

Rating
Active
1933 to 1983
Born
March 15, 1916 in Albany
Died
July 5, 1983
Location
United States
A.K.A.
American big band leader, trumpeter & actor
Genres
R&B/Soul
Biography
Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was an American musician who is best known as a trumpet playing band leader who led a big band from 1939 to 1946. He broke up his band for a short period in 1947 but shortly after he re-organized and was active again with his band from then until his death in 1983. He was especially known among musicians for his astonishing technical proficiency as well as his superior tone, and was extremely influential on up and coming trumpet players from the late 1930s into the 1940s. He was also an actor in a number of motion pictures that usually featured his bands in some way.

Top Songs by Harry James


I'll Get By

by (Feat. Buddy DeVito)

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Two o'Clock Jump

Two o'Clock Jump

Harry James February 19, 2019

39 Tracks

Harry James

Harry James

Harry James February 19, 2019

16 Tracks

Strictly Instrumental

Strictly Instrumental

Harry James July 23, 2016

23 Tracks

Harry James in Hi-Fi

Harry James in Hi-Fi

Harry James May 14, 2016

15 Tracks

Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

Harry James October 21, 2014

15 Tracks

Harry James & His Big Band

Harry James & His Big Band

Harry James July 1, 2013

14 Tracks

You Made Me Love You

You Made Me Love You

Harry James February 17, 2013

9 Tracks

Best of Harry James

Best of Harry James

Harry James February 10, 2012

21 Tracks

Presenting Harry James

Presenting Harry James

Harry James July 1, 2011

19 Tracks

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