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 8, 1913 (Staten Island), Died August 30, 1963 (Encino)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1961
Roles Represented in DAHR: director, arranger, songwriter
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 28 records)
|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|
|Victor||PBS-072042||10-in.||1/19/1942||The night we called it a day||Frank Sinatra ; Axel Stordahl||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||director|
|Victor||PBS-072043||10-in.||1/19/1942||The lamplighter's serenade||Frank Sinatra ; Axel Stordahl||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||director|
|Victor||PBS-072044||10-in.||1/19/1942||The song is you||Frank Sinatra ; Axel Stordahl||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||director|
|Victor||PBS-072045||10-in.||1/19/1942||Night and day||Frank Sinatra ; Axel Stordahl||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||director|
|Victor||D7VB-0518||10-in.||4/23/1947||Ain'tcha never comin' back||Tony Martin||Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stordahl, Axel," accessed July 1, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100064.
Stordahl, Axel. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 1, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100064.
"Stordahl, Axel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 1 July 2022.
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