Casa Loma Orchestra

The Casa Loma Orchestra was an American dance band active from 1929 to 1963. Until the rapid multiplication in the number of swing bands from 1935 on, the Casa Loma Orchestra was one of the top North American dance bands. With the decline of the big band business following the end of World War II, it disbanded in 1947. However, from 1957 to 1963, it re-emerged as a recording session band in Hollywood, made up of top-flight studio musicians under the direction of its most notable leader of the past, Glen Gray. The reconstituted band made a limited number appearances live and on television and recorded fifteen LP albums for Capitol Records before Gray died in 1963.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1927, Died 1963

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-76379 10-in. 6/5/1933 Lazy bones Casa Loma Orchestra ; Glen Gray ; Walter Hunt Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-76380 10-in. 6/5/1933 My imaginary sweetheart Casa Loma Orchestra ; Glen Gray ; Kenny Sargent Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-76381 10-in. 6/5/1933 The night we met Casa Loma Orchestra ; Glen Gray ; Kenny Sargent Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-76382 10-in. 6/5/1933 Sophisticated lady Casa Loma Orchestra ; Glen Gray Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh W403203 10-in. 10/29/1929 Love is a dreamer Henry Biagini ; Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W403204 10-in. 10/29/1929 Love is a dreamer Henry Biagini ; Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh W403205 10-in. 10/29/1929 Lucky me—lovable you Henry Biagini ; Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W403206 10-in. 10/29/1929 Lucky me—lovable you Henry Biagini ; Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh W403207 10-in. 10/29/1929 Happy days are here again Henry Biagini ; Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh W403742 10-in. 2/6/1930 Romance Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W403743 10-in. 2/6/1930 (Up on top of a rainbow) Sweepin' the clouds away Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W403744 10-in. 2/6/1930 Anytime's the time to fall in love Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W403755 10-in. 2/11/1930 China girl Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh W403756 10-in. 2/11/1930 San Sue strut Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh W403955 10-in. 4/15/1930 When the little red roses (Get the blues for you) Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W403956 10-in. 4/15/1930 Thank your father Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W403960 10-in. 4/15/1930 Exactly like you Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W403963 10-in. 4/18/1930 Dust Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W403964 10-in. 4/18/1930 Leave it that way Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W403965 10-in. 4/18/1930 On the sunny side of the street Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W404568 10-in. 12/6/1930 Alexander's ragtime band Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W404569 10-in. 12/6/1930 Casa Loma stomp Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh W404570 10-in. 12/6/1930 Overnight Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W404571 10-in. 12/6/1930 Put on your old grey bonnet Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W404572 10-in. 12/6/1930 Little did I know Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W404573 10-in. 12/6/1930 Royal Garden blues Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh W490038 10-in. 2/6/1930 (Up on top of a rainbow) Sweepin' the clouds away Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh W490039 10-in. 2/6/1930 Anytime's the time to fall in love Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh W490062 10-in. 4/15/1930 Exactly like you Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh W490063 10-in. 4/15/1930 Thank your father Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh W490064 10-in. 4/15/1930 When the little red roses (Get the blues for you) Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Brunswick E36498 10-in. 3/23/1931 Alexander’s ragtime band Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Brunswick E36499 10-in. 3/23/1931 Put on your old grey bonnet Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Decca 39374 10-in. 2/20/1935 Lookie, lookie, lookie, here comes Cookie Casa Loma Orchestra ; Glen Gray Musical group  
Decca 39375 10-in. 2/20/1935 My dance Casa Loma Orchestra ; Glen Gray Musical group  
Decca 39376 10-in. 2/20/1935 Love and a dime ; East of the sun Casa Loma Orchestra ; Glen Gray Musical group  
Decca 65044 10-in. 2/20/1939 Ay ay ay Casa Loma Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 65045 10-in. 2/20/1939 Rockin' chair-1 Louis Armstrong ; Casa Loma Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 65046 10-in. 2/20/1939 Lazybones Louis Armstrong ; Casa Loma Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 67515 10-in. 4/10/1940 The pessimistic character Casa Loma Orchestra ; Glen Gray Musical group  
Decca 67516 10-in. 4/10/1940 I haven't time to be a millionaire Casa Loma Orchestra ; Glen Gray Musical group  
Decca 67517 10-in. 4/10/1940 April played the fiddle Casa Loma Orchestra ; Glen Gray Musical group  
Decca 67518 10-in. 4/10/1940 Meet the sun half-way Casa Loma Orchestra ; Glen Gray Musical group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Casa Loma Orchestra," accessed March 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104162.

Casa Loma Orchestra. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104162.

"Casa Loma Orchestra." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 March 2021.

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