Will Osborne

Will Osborne (November 25, 1905 – October 22, 1981) was a Canadian-born American bandleader, trombonist, and vocalist.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 25, 1905 (Canada), Died October 22, 1981 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, leader, songwriter, lyricist, composer

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-57991 10-in. 1/13/1930 Beside an open fireplace Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-59910 10-in. 4/1/1930 On a blue and moonless night Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-62295 10-in. 6/27/1930 Roses are for-get-me-nots (reminding me of you) Frank Munn ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-043992 10-in. 12/11/1939 Between 18th and 19th on Chestnut Street Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Mary Ann McCall Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-043996 10-in. 12/15/1939 Between 18th and 19th on Chestnut Street Sterling Bose ; Delta Rhythm Band ; Bob Zurke Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-046195 10-in. 1/10/1940 Would'st could I but kiss thy hand, oh babe Hal Derwin ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-049059 10-in. 3/27/1940 Missouri scrambler Larry Clinton and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-051868 10-in. 7/16/1940 Dry bones Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-054601 10-in. 7/19/1940 Pompton Turnpike Charlie Barnet Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-058190 10-in. 12/19/1940 Missouri scrambler Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W148911 10-in. 8/21/1929 That's when I learned to love you Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W148912 10-in. 8/21/1929 Perhaps Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W149013 10-in. 9/18/1929 Perhaps Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W149014 10-in. 9/18/1929 Same old moon Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W149064 10-in. 9/27/1929 Perhaps Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W149065 10-in. 9/27/1929 Same old moon (Same old June—but not the same old you Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W149411 10-in. 11/12/1929 Beside an open fireplace Oscar Grogan Male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W149442 10-in. 11/19/1929 I knew we two were one Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia W149443 10-in. 11/19/1929 Just think of me sometime Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W149444 10-in. 11/19/1929 They all fall in love Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W149463 10-in. 11/1/1929 Beside an open fireplace Vic Meyers' Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W149628 10-in. 12/30/1929 The language of love Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W149629 10-in. 12/30/1929 On a blue and moonless night Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia W149682 10-in. 12/5/1929 (With you) Where you are Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W149683 10-in. 12/5/1929 There will never be another Mary Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia [W]149765 10-in. 1/15/1930 Beside an open fireplace Jack Miller Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W149976 10-in. 2/11/1930 Just you alone Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W149977 10-in. 2/11/1930 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W149978 10-in. 2/11/1930 Imagine Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia W150523 10-in. 5/23/1930 The verdict is life (With you) Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W150524 10-in. 5/23/1930 Down the river of golden dreams Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W150525 10-in. 5/23/1930 The song without a name Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W150695 10-in. 8/6/1930 When I close my eyes and dream Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W150696 10-in. 8/6/1930 So beats my heart for you Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W150697 10-in. 8/9/1930 Roses are forget-me-nots (Reminding me of you) Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia W150698 10-in. 8/6/1930 Sweetheart of Theta Delta Chi Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia [W]150832 10-in. 9/20/1930 Just think of me sometime Hotel Pennsylvania Music [Lloyd Keating and his Music] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W100347 10-in. 11/1/1929 Beside an open fireplace Rudy Marlow and his Orchestra [Vic Meyers' Music] ; Homer Sweetman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W403656 10-in. 1/21/1930 Beside an open fireplace Ed Loyd and his Orchestra [Ed Kirkeby Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E31696 10-in. Dec. 1929 Beside an open fireplace Eddy Thomas Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick E35950 10-in. 1/22/1931 Lady, play your mandolin Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E35951 10-in. 1/22/1931 Heartaches Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E35952 10-in. 1/22/1931 A tear was born Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E35953 10-in. 1/22/1931 When your hair has turned to silver (I will love you just the same) Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36043 10-in. 2/10/1931 By the River Sainte Marie Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36044 10-in. 2/10/1931 Hello! Beautiful! Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36045 10-in. 2/10/1931 By my side Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36046 10-in. 2/10/1931 One little raindrop Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36214 10-in. 3/4/1931 Who’ll buy my violets? Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36215 10-in. 3/4/1931 That little boy of mine Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36216 10-in. 3/4/1931 Say a little prayer for me Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36217 10-in. 3/4/1931 I surrender, dear Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36505 10-in. 3/25/1931 Trees Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36506 10-in. 3/25/1931 Stardust Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36507 12-in. 3/25/1931 Limehouse blues Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E36508 10-in. 3/25/1931 Have you forgotten? Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36509 10-in. 3/25/1931 To whisper, dear, I love you Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36711 10-in. 5/20/1931 As long as you’re there Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36712 10-in. 5/20/1931 Wrap your troubles in dreams (And dream your troubles away) Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36713 10-in. 5/20/1931 Let me sing a hymn to her tonight Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36714 10-in. 5/20/1931 For your caresses Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36715 10-in. 5/20/1931 Stardust Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36851 10-in. 6/9/1931 Let’s drink a drink (To the future) Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36852 10-in. 6/9/1931 Without that gal! Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36853 10-in. 6/9/1931 Sin un amor Orquesta de Will Osborne Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader  
Brunswick E36854 10-in. 6/9/1931 I’m all dressed up with a broken heart Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36975 10-in. 7/17/1931 Why dance? Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36976 10-in. 7/17/1931 When the moon comes over the mountain Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36977 10-in. 7/17/1931 Give me your affection (Honey) Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E36978 10-in. 7/17/1931 In a boat out to sea Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E37104 10-in. 8/25/1931 The hour of parting Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E37105 10-in. 8/25/1931 Now that you’re gone Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E37106 10-in. 8/25/1931 Linda Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E37260 10-in. 10/20/1931 Too late Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E37261 10-in. 10/20/1931 Lucille! Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E37262 10-in. 10/20/1931 Call me darling (Call me sweetheart, call me dear) Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E37263 10-in. 10/20/1931 Because I worship you Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E37264 10-in. 10/20/1931 Chances are Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E37429 10-in. 11/27/1931 Home Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E37430 10-in. 11/27/1931 Where the blue of the night (Meets the gold of the day) Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E37431 10-in. 11/27/1931 Should I be sorry? Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E37432 10-in. 11/27/1931 You try somebody else Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E31898-E31899 10-in. Jan. 1930 Beside an open fireplace Jack Denny ; Mount Royal Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick C4454 10-in. 4/17/1930 On a blue and moonless night Lloyd Huntley Isle O’ Blues Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick TCL1428 10-in. 1/29/1931 Cutter test (experimental) Will Osborne and his Orchestra Test : Jazz/dance band leader  
Decca 61423 10-in. 11/23/1936 There's a silver moon on the Golden Gate Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 61428 10-in. 11/23/1936 Where are you? Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 62384 10-in. 7/14/1937 Please pardon us, we're in love Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 62386 10-in. 7/14/1937 I hum a waltz Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 62387 10-in. 7/14/1937 Born to love Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 62388 10-in. 7/14/1937 Till the clock strikes three Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 62389 10-in. 7/14/1937 Don't ever change Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 62519 10-in. 8/11/1937 Remember me? Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 62520 10-in. 8/11/1937 Am I in love? Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 62523 10-in. 8/11/1937 On with the dance Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 62524 10-in. 8/11/1937 Moonlight on the campus Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 62525 10-in. 8/10/1937 Have you got any castles, baby? Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 62615 10-in. 9/20/1937 Rosalie Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 62617 10-in. 9/20/1937 There's a gold mine in the sky Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 63111 10-in. 12/22/1937 Shenanigans Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 63112 10-in. 12/22/1937 Outside of paradise Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 63114 10-in. 12/22/1937 Danny boy Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 63552 10-in. 4/4/1938 Let me borrow an hour of tomorrow Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 63554 10-in. 4/4/1938 So little time Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 63815 10-in. 5/19/1938 The cat got my tongue Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 63820 10-in. 5/19/1938 If it rains, who cares ? Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 64256 10-in. 7/6/1938 Silver on the sage Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 64257 10-in. 7/6/1938 Isn't it wonderful, isn't it swell? Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 64258 10-in. 7/6/1938 Little drummer boy Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 64259 10-in. 7/6/1938 I'll still be loving you Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 64260 10-in. 7/6/1938 That night in Avalon Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 64261 10-in. 7/6/1938 When twilight comes Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 64786 10-in. 12/7/1938 Just a kid named Joe Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 64788 10-in. 12/7/1938 Where has my little dog gone? Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 64789 10-in. 12/7/1938 Anywhere I hang my hat Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 65027 10-in. 2/15/1939 The moon is a silver dollar Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 65028 10-in. 2/15/1939 Tell me, pretty maiden Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Osborne, Will," accessed February 7, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104679.

Osborne, Will. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 7, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104679.

"Osborne, Will." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 7 February 2023.

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