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Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: December 24, 1920

Dave Bartholomew - trumpet, composer, arranger, producer

New Orleans music man, Dave Bartholomew is one of the truly distinguished figures of the delta music scene, a man with multi talents as a songwriter, producer, bandleader and horn player who spans many eras of popular music genres. Known in many circles for his long and fruitful music and songwriting partnership with another crescent city music personality, Antoine “Fats” Domino, many of Bartholomew's other claims to musical fame are actually less well known.

The self-proclaimed inventor of the “Big Beat” was born on December 24, 1920 in Edgard, Louisiana. By age 14, Bartholomew had already played with many of the most popular bands of the south, Papa Celestin, Joe Robicheaux and Professor Claiborne Williams, among them. In 1939, he joined the Fats Pichon band aboard the river boat, SS Capitol. Traveling up and down the Mississippi, the band would spend summers in St. Paul, Minnesota and winters at home, in New Orleans....
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Featured recording “New Orleans Big Beat”

New Orleans Big Beat

Landslide Records
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    The Big Beat Of Dave Bartholomew - 20 Of His Milestone New Orleans...

    Milestone Records
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    The Classic New Orleans R&B Band Sound - The Best Of Dave Bartholomew

    Milestone Records
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    My Ding-A-Ling

    Milestone Records
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    Shrimp And Gumbo

    Milestone Records
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    The Monkey

    Milestone Records
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    Jump Children

    Milestone Records
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    New Orleans House Party

    Milestone Records
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