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Ben Pollack

Ben Pollack (June 22, 1903 – June 7, 1971) was an American drummer and bandleader from the mid-1920s through the swing era. His eye for talent led him to employ musicians such as Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, Glenn Miller, Jimmy McPartland, and Harry James. This ability earned him the nickname the "Father of Swing".

Birth and Death Data: Born June 22nd, 1903 (Chicago), Died June 7th, 1971 (Palm Springs)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, director, traps, vocalist, composer, songwriter

Notes: Also played drums.

See Also: New Orleans Rhythm Kings

Recordings (Results 51-75 of 103 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-09569 10-in. 7/6/1937 Peckin' Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-010112 10-in. 5/3/1937 Peckin' Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-028175 10-in. 10/31/1938 Tin roof blues Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W140710 10-in. 6/22/1925 Tin roof blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W143433 10-in. 3/7/1927 Tin roof blues Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) composer  
Columbia W152662 10-in. 12/28/1933 Got the jitters Ben Pollack Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152663 10-in. 12/28/1933 Deep jungle Ben Pollack Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter, leader  
Columbia W152664 10-in. 12/28/1933 Swing out Ben Pollack Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W152665 10-in. 12/28/1933 I'm full of the devil Ben Pollack Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W152692 10-in. 1/23/1934 I wanna be loved Ben Pollack Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152693 10-in. 1/23/1934 My little grass shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii Ben Pollack Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio vocalist, leader  
Columbia W152694 10-in. 1/23/1934 Goin' to heaven on a mule Ben Pollack Orchestra ; Joe Harris Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152721 10-in. 2/23/1934 Dancing in the moonlight Ben Pollack Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W152722 10-in. 2/23/1934 The voodoo Ben Pollack Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152723 10-in. 2/23/1934 Ole mammy ain't gonna sing no more Ben Pollack Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152724 10-in. 2/23/1934 Here goes Ben Pollack Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152725 10-in. 2/23/1934 The beat of my heart Ben Pollack Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152726 10-in. 2/23/1934 Alone on the range Ben Pollack Orchestra ; Joe Harris Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152755 10-in. 5/29/1934 Night on the desert Ben Pollack Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152756 10-in. 5/29/1934 Sleepy head Ben Pollack Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152757 10-in. 5/29/1934 Freckle face, you're beautiful Ben Pollack Orchestra ; Joe Harris Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152758 10-in. 5/29/1934 I've got a warm spot in my heart for you Ben Pollack Orchestra ; Doris Robbins Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
OKeh S-71605 10-in. June 1923 Tin roof blues Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W401535 10-in. 1/16/1929 Let's sit and talk about you Louisville Rhythm Kings [Ben Pollack Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W401558 10-in. 1/25/1929 Shout Hallelujah! 'Cause I'm home Ben Pollack Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
(Results 51-75 of 103 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pollack, Ben," accessed December 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103192.

Pollack, Ben. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103192.

"Pollack, Ben." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 December 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103192

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