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Dave Bartholomew

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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Albums

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The Big Beat Of Dave...
Milestone Records
2002
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New Orleans Big Beat
New Orleans Big Beat
Landslide Records
1998
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The Classic New...
Milestone Records
1989
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My Ding-A-Ling
Milestone Records
1988
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Shrimp And Gumbo
Milestone Records
1986
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The Monkey
Milestone Records
1985
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