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Red Norvo

Red Norvo (born Kenneth Norville, March 31, 1908 – April 6, 1999) was an American musician, one of jazz's early vibraphonists, known as "Mr. Swing". He helped establish the xylophone, marimba, and vibraphone as jazz instruments. His recordings included "Dance of the Octopus", "Bughouse", "Knockin' on Wood", "Congo Blues", and "Hole in the Wall".

Birth and Death Data: Born 1908 (Beardstown), Died April 6th, 1999 (Santa Monica)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: vibraphone, xylophone, piano, director, songwriter

Recordings (Results 26-46 of 46 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 61122 10-in. 5/26/1936 on the beach at Bali Bali Dick Robertson instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 84352 4/21/1953 The spider's web Red Norvo Trio instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca 84353 4/21/1953 Lover come back to me Red Norvo Trio instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca 84354 4/21/1953 Dancing on the ceiling Red Norvo Trio instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca 84376 4/24/1953 Strike up the band Red Norvo Trio instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca 84377 4/24/1953 Where or when Red Norvo Trio instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca 84378 4/24/1953 Good bait Red Norvo Trio instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca L 6824 7/1/1952 Tenderly Red Norvo Trio instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca L 6825 7/1/1952 Aren't you glad you are you Red Norvo Trio instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca L 6907 10/16/1952 I remember you Red Norvo Trio instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca L 6908 10/16/1952 Skylark Red Norvo Trio instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca L 8467 6/1/1955 Pink lady Jack Millman Orchestra instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca L 8469 6/1/1955 Just a pretty tune Jack Millman Orchestra instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca L 8845 12/12/1955 Be my guest John Graas Nonet instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca L 8846 12/12/1955 Softly the horn blows John Graas Nonet instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca L 8847 12/12/1955 Mozartesque John Graas Nonet instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca N 2349 10-in. 6/23/1944 Dee Dee's dance Red Norvo Sextet instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca N 2350 10-in. 6/23/1944 Blue skies Red Norvo Sextet instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca N 2351 10-in. 6/23/1944 Seven come eleven Red Norvo Sextet instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca N 2352 10-in. 6/23/1944 I surrender dear Red Norvo Sextet instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca N 2353 10-in. 6/23/1944 Red dust Red Norvo Sextet instrumentalist, vibraphone  
(Results 26-46 of 46 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Norvo, Red," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103480.

Norvo, Red. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103480.

"Norvo, Red." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103480

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