Axel Stordahl

Axel Stordahl (August 8, 1913 – August 30, 1963) was an American arranger who was active from the late 1930s through the 1950s. He is perhaps best known for his work with Frank Sinatra in the 1940s at Columbia Records. With his sophisticated orchestrations, Stordahl is credited with helping to bring pop arranging into the modern age.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 8th, 1913 (Staten Island), Died August 30th, 1963 (Encino)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1961

Roles Represented in DAHR: director, arranger, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-023211 10-in. 5/12/1938 Music, maestro, please Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo arranger  
Victor BS-037134 10-in. 5/22/1939 Rendezvous in Paree Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Victor BS-037139 10-in. 5/22/1939 All I remember is you Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Victor BS-037188 10-in. 6/5/1939 Go fly a kite Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-037189 10-in. 6/5/1939 Guess I'll go back home (This summer) Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Victor BS-038105 10-in. 7/20/1939 Running through my mind Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Victor BS-066432 10-in. 6/27/1941 Neiani The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-067789 10-in. 9/12/1941 Eli, Eli Ziggy Elman ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with trumpet solo arranger  
Victor BS-067790 10-in. 9/12/1941 None but the lonely heart Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Decca L 3091 10-in. 7/13/1942 Anchors aweigh Bob Crosby Orchestra arranger  
Decca L 3092 10-in. 7/13/1942 Over there Bob Crosby Orchestra arranger  
Decca L 12385 3/3/1961 Farewell Axel Stordahl Orchestra director  
Decca L 12386 3/3/1961 The Hukilau song Axel Stordahl Orchestra director  
Decca L 12387 3/3/1961 Forevermore Axel Stordahl Orchestra director  
Decca L 12388 3/3/1961 E naughty naughty mei mei Axel Stordahl Orchestra director  
Decca L 12389 4/14/1961 My Tani Axel Stordahl Orchestra director  
Decca L 12390 4/14/1961 The bamboo is bending Axel Stordahl Orchestra director  
Decca L 12391 4/14/1961 Return to the magic islands Axel Stordahl Orchestra director  
Decca L 12392 4/14/1961 Paradise Axel Stordahl Orchestra director  
Decca L 12393 4/25/1961 Frangipani blossom Axel Stordahl Orchestra director  
Decca L 12394 4/25/1961 Song of Old Tahiti Axel Stordahl Orchestra director  
Decca L 12395 4/25/1961 I will always love you Axel Stordahl Orchestra director  
Decca L 12396 4/25/1961 Return to paradise Axel Stordahl Orchestra director  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stordahl, Axel," accessed November 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100064.

Stordahl, Axel. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100064.

"Stordahl, Axel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 November 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100064

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