Eli E. Oberstein

Elliott Everett "Eli" Oberstein (13 December 1901 – 12 June 1960) was an American record producer and music business executive who was responsible for establishing the influential Bluebird record label in the 1930s, and later owned a succession of small labels in the 1940s and 1950s.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1902 (New York City), Died 1960 (Westport)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: session supervisor, director, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 3058 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BRC-53012 10-in. 4/15/1931 Ya got love Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten ; Jimmy Rushing Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BRC-53013 10-in. 4/15/1931 When my baby smiles at me Band O’ Sunshine ; Sunny Clapp ; Tom Howell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BRC-53014 10-in. 4/15/1931 Treat me like a baby Band O’ Sunshine ; Sunny Clapp ; Jeanne Geddes Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio session supervisor  
Victor BVE-53015 10-in. 4/16/1931 Learn to croon Band O’ Sunshine ; Sunny Clapp ; Jeanne Geddes Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BRC-53016 10-in. 4/16/1931 Come easy, go easy, love Carolina Dandies Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BRC-53066 10-in. 4/29/1931 Sugar foot stomp Connie’s Inn Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BRC-53067 10-in. 4/29/1931 Roll on, Mississippi, roll on Connie’s Inn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BRC-53068 10-in. 4/29/1931 Moan, you moaners Connie’s Inn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BRC-53069 10-in. 4/29/1931 Singing the blues Connie’s Inn Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BRC-53088 10-in. 5/11/1931 Some other time Elly Bellare ; Snooks Friedman ; Memphis Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BRC-53089 10-in. 5/11/1931 You don't need glasses (to see I'm in love) Walter Ashby ; Elly Bellare ; Snooks Friedman ; Ken Herlin ; Memphis Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio session supervisor  
Victor BRC-53090 10-in. 5/11/1931 Building a home for you Walter Ashby ; Snooks Friedman ; Memphis Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BRC-53091 10-in. 5/11/1931 I'm blue, but nobody cares Walter Ashby ; Snooks Friedman ; Memphis Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BSHQ-58957 10-in. 8/2/1932 Hot jazz pie Joe Haymes Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BSHQ-58958 10-in. 8/2/1932 He's a curbstone cutie Joe Haymes Orchestra ; John Scott Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BSHQ-58959 10-in. 8/2/1932 Hey, hey, have you had your corn today? Joe Haymes Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble session supervisor  
Victor BSHQ-58960 10-in. 8/10/1932 In the hills of Tennessee Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet session supervisor  
Victor BS-59030 10-in. 10/18/1932 If you were only mine Washboard Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal chorus session supervisor  
Victor BS-59031 10-in. 10/18/1932 Ash man crawl Washboard Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-59032 10-in. 10/18/1932 The boy in the boat Ghost Howell ; Washboard Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-59033 10-in. 10/18/1932 I'm gonna play down by the Ohio Washboard Rhythm Boys ; Steve Washington Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal chorus session supervisor  
Victor BS-59034 10-in. 10/18/1932 Somebody stole Gabriel's horn Bella Benson ; Washboard Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal chorus session supervisor  
Victor BS-59035 10-in. 10/18/1932 Say it isn't so Washboard Rhythm Boys ; Steve Washington Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BVE-64055 10-in. 12/17/1930 To whom it may concern Lois Deppe ; McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BVE-64056 10-in. 12/17/1930 You're driving me crazy McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; Dave Wilborn Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
(Results 1-25 of 3058 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Oberstein, Eli E.," accessed September 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101121.

Oberstein, Eli E.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101121.

"Oberstein, Eli E.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 September 2021.

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