Tuesday, October 21, 2008

David Joy

If you ever seen the 1969 Welk episode "Occupations", you might have seen the Dixieland number at the end of that show featuring Bob Havens, Russ Klein and a special guest playing the trumpet.

That mystery trumpter is David Joy.

Back in '69, David was only a teenager....about 15 years old but he plays one mean trumpet on those Dixieland Jazz numbers!

So far, I haven't found any info on him here on the 'net. He's one talented trumpet player and I am curious about what has he done since and if he still performs or not.

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I came across David playing at Disney World in Orlando back in 1986. He was in his mid 30's then and still playing well. Of course that was over 20 years ago..... Also believe he played the Welk show when he was just 5 or 6.

Dale said...

David Joy and I were best friends in high school, (Whittier). We also shared gigs playing trumpet with the Seven Card Studs Dixieland Band, 1967-1970. Together, we won a contest at Knott's Berry Farm, recorded an album at Western Recorders on Sunset Bl., performed for 'Doc' Severensen at NBC and even jammed with the Scatman Crothers Trio when they were at Rueben's Restaurant on Whittier Blvd. I have recently made contact with Dave...we played a duet together over the phone :) He still has chops.
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Ryan said...

I knew David when he lived in Orlando while working for Disney as well. He introduced me to his cousin, Tom Mann, a drummer from Terre Haute, IN.

Last I heard about him, he was in Wyoming playing. He is a living legend and I hope I can find him and work with him on an upcoming studio project. If you know how to connect with him, please have him email me: k1ne@yahoo.com

Ryan

Anonymous said...

David started playing trumpet at the age of 5. He had many engagements prior to the Welk years it should be noted. He had won the Ted Mack original ametuer Hour several times, played with Louis Armstrong at 8 years of age, and was with Phil Harris in Vegas/Tahoe for 4 years before the age of 9.

He unfortunately had ended a long career in the music industry in 1996 after contracting periodontal disease and eventually had to stop playing. He had traveled with Wayne Newton, Natalie Cole, Kenny Rogers and done some work with Carl Fontana, Mel Torme, and a whole list throughout the years with various singers/performers, to many to mention here.

Dave Kyle said...

I played in a dance band with Dave Joy from '75 to '78 in the Disco era. When I moved to Nashville, we got in touch durring the '90s and he was in Vegas. He is still one of the most flat out talented people I've ever played music with and I've played with a BUNCH of 'em! The band we played in was the Jimmy Dye Band, which played at the Club Idaho in Terre Haute, IN. I'm in LA area now and would appreciate anyone who knows his whereabouts writing me at dkyle21@yahoo.com
Dave Kyle

Anonymous said...

I worked with him at the Loomis branch in Tulsa, OK. He's a great guy and a pleasure to be around.

Mark Yannie said...

Great player!
I worked with him at Disney and other places in Central Florida in the late '80s--heard he was later involved in some ministry. Last got an email from him about 10-12 years ago when he told me of his teeth problem. Would like to find out more. thanks, mark_yannie@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This individual is a violent sexual predator. I was abused daily by him when I was 17. He was 27. Approximately 1981-1983. Many nights I was held at knifepoint while he went into ranting rages over NOTHING. He forced me to go to work with him at Disney where he played trumpet. He would not allow me to be alone at any time due to insane jealousy and probably fear that I would go to the police. He abused our dog and our cat. I escaped one night as I saw him begin to go into one of his rages. I was completely naked but I was so terrified I ran out the apartment door anyway screaming for help. I was too afraid to go to the police. His mother was completely mentally unstable which obviously affected him. He belongs in jail.......... he actually deserves worse

Anonymous said...

I do not believe a word of this posting dated 11/1/18. I have known David for many years and I have never ever seen anything remotely related to what you accuse him of. You should have gone to the police way back then if this really happened.

Anonymous said...

It doesn’t matter what you believe about this person but it is 100% true. Predators don’t Have a label on their head That says they are predators. Sexual predators become very adept at coming across as very charming and trustworthy & normal. The few times we were around other people together as a couple he was so normal and nice and social They hone their craft. David himself was sexually abused at a very young age. For you to say that you don’t believe a word of it just means that you are ignorant I went on to become a very well-known and successful physician I posted this blog as cathartic therapy for me because I have not been able to get rid of the horrific memories I have. Lastly, I was contacted by two of the women he did the same thing to Who also were searching for a way to contact him and really pour their hearts out and tell him what a piece of shit he is. Keep on not believing Take care

Anonymous said...

And to ask me why I didn’t go to the police back then if it really happened? Because I was 17 years old and he told me if I ever left or told anyone he would Kill me. I was 17! I left Orlando to go live with my dad to hide from him. He found out where I was & came to my dads house when he was at work and raped me. I was so afraid of this person I did not go to the Police. Thankfully for you, you obviously have not ever been through something of this nature ......so it would be hard for you to comprehend. I He had a child of his own that lived in another state that he was not allowed contact with. I became pregnant with his child shortly after I turned 18. He forced me to have a saline abortion (I was 5 months pregnant). You can’t make this stuff up

Anonymous said...

It doesn’t matter what you believe about this person but it is 100% true. Predators don’t Have a label on their head That says they are predators. Sexual predators become very adept at coming across as very charming and trustworthy & normal. The few times we were around other people together as a couple he was so normal and nice and social They hone their craft. David himself was sexually abused at a very young age. For you to say that you don’t believe a word of it just means that you are ignorant I went on to become a very well-known and successful physician I posted this blog as cathartic therapy for me because I have not been able to get rid of the horrific memories I have. Lastly, I was contacted by two of the women he did the same thing to Who also were searching for a way to contact him and really pour their hearts out and tell him what a piece of shit he is. Keep on not believing Take care

Anonymous said...

Dear November 1st & January 10, 2019 you say "I went on to become a very well-known and successful physician", well lets find out who you are then? Shall we? Because the comments you have left about this person, are very Slanderous to say the least. And that needs to be addressed.