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 of appearances live and on television and recorded fifteen LP albums for Capitol Records before Gray died in 1963.
The band recorded and released the original version of the jazz and big band standard "Sunrise Serenade" in 1938 with Frankie Carle on piano.
Birth and Death Data: Born Founded 1927, Died Ceased 1963
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group
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Recordings (Results 51-67 of 67 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Brunswick||E37162||10-in.||9/16/1931||Blue Kentucky moon||Casa Loma Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||Musical group|
|Brunswick||E37163||10-in.||9/16/1931||Can’t you see?||Casa Loma Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||Musical group|
|Brunswick||E37241||10-in.||10/6/1931||Time on my hands (You in my arms)||Casa Loma Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||Musical group|
|Brunswick||E37242||10-in.||10/6/1931||If I didn’t have you||Casa Loma Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||Musical group|
|Brunswick||E37471||10-in.||12/18/1931||Black jazz||Casa Loma Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||Musical group|
|Brunswick||E37472||10-in.||12/18/1931||Maniacs’ Ball||Casa Loma Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||Musical group|
|Brunswick||E37473||10-in.||12/18/1931||Clarinet marmalade||Casa Loma Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Casa Loma Orchestra," accessed September 22, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104162.
Casa Loma Orchestra. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 22, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104162.
"Casa Loma Orchestra." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 22 September 2023.
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