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Frank Trumbauer

Orie Frank Trumbauer (May 30, 1901 – June 11, 1956) was one of the leading jazz saxophonists of the 1920s and 1930s. His main instrument was the C-melody saxophone, a now-uncommon instrument between an alto and tenor saxophone in size and pitch. He also played alto saxophone, bassoon, clarinet and several other instruments.

He was a composer of sophisticated sax melodies, one of the major small group jazz bandleaders of the 1920s and 1930s. His landmark recording of "Singin' the Blues" with Bix Beiderbecke and Eddie Lang in 1927, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1977. His major recordings included "Krazy Kat", "Red Hot", "Plantation Moods", "Trumbology", "Tailspin", "Singin' the Blues", "Wringin' an' Twistin'", and "For No Reason at All in C" with Bix Beiderbecke and Eddie Lang, and the first hit recording of "Georgia On My Mind" in 1931.

"Tram" was described as one of the most influential and important jazz saxophonists of the 1920s and 1930s, particularly influencing the sound of Lester Young. He is also remembered for his musical collaborations with Bix Beiderbecke, a relationship that produced some of the finest and most innovative jazz records of the late 1920s. Trumbauer and Beiderbecke also collaborated with jazz guitarist Eddie Lang.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 30th, 1901 (Carbondale), Died Kansas City

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, C-melody saxophone, saxophone, composer, vocalist, songwriter, bassoon, alto saxophone, clarinet, arranger

Recordings (Results 76-100 of 163 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-99448 10-in. 3/10/1936 I'se a muggin' Teagarden Boys ; Trumbauer Swing Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor BS-06546 10-in. 3/26/1937 Shall we dance Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-06547 10-in. 3/26/1937 For you Allan Holt ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor CS-06557 12-in. 3/28/1937 All points West Bob Lawrence ; Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and talk instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor CS-06558 12-in. 3/28/1937 All points West Bob Lawrence ; Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and talk instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-Test-1076 10-in. 2/16/1934 Sun spots Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81309 10-in. 10/16/1923 Red hot Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W147770 10-in. 1/10/1929 Don't leave me, daddy Bee Palmer Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone, leader  
Columbia W147771 10-in. 1/10/1929 Singin' the blues Bee Palmer Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Columbia W148537 10-in. 5/15/1929 What a day! The Mason-Dixon Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Columbia W148538 10-in. 5/15/1929 Alabammy snow The Mason-Dixon Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Columbia W150791 10-in. 9/10/1930 Choo-choo Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W152280 10-in. 8/17/1932 Cinderella's wedding day Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, arranger, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Columbia W152281 10-in. 8/17/1932 I think you're a honey Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Columbia W152282 10-in. 8/17/1932 Business in Q Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Columbia W152283 10-in. 8/17/1932 Bass drum Dan Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, leader, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Columbia W152284 10-in. 8/17/1932 The newest St. Louis blues Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble leader, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Columbia W152285 10-in. 8/17/1932 Between the devil and the deep blue sea Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone  
OKeh W80391 10-in. 2/4/1927 Trumbology Bix Beiderbecke ; Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with cornet and guitar instrumentalist, C-melody saxophone, leader, composer  
OKeh W80392 10-in. 2/4/1927 Clarinet marmalade Bix Beiderbecke ; Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with cornet and guitar leader, instrumentalist, C-melody saxophone, composer  
OKeh W80393 10-in. 2/4/1927 Singin' the blues Bix Beiderbecke ; Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with cornet and guitar leader, instrumentalist, C-melody saxophone, composer  
OKeh W81071 10-in. 5/9/1927 Ostrich walk Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, saxophone  
OKeh W81072 10-in. 5/9/1927 Riverboat shuffle Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, C-melody saxophone  
OKeh W81083 10-in. 5/13/1927 I'm coming, Virginia Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, saxophone  
OKeh W81084 10-in. 5/13/1927 Way down yonder in New Orleans Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, saxophone  
(Results 76-100 of 163 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Trumbauer, Frank," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104494.

Trumbauer, Frank. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104494.

"Trumbauer, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104494

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