Dave Rubinoff

David Rubinoff, also known as Dave Rubinoff (September 3, 1897, in Grodno, Russian Empire, now Belarus – October 6, 1986), was a popular violinist who was heard during the 1930s and 1940s on various radio programs playing his $100,000 Stradivarius violin. He also performed in theaters, clubs and schools, and he gave several concerts at the White House during the 1940s. He was sometimes billed as Rubinoff and his Violin.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 13, 1897 (Grodno), Died October 6, 1986 (Columbus)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, composer, arranger, leader

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E28444 10-in. 10/3/1928 To be forgotten Dave Rubinoff Violin solo, with string orchestra arranger, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick E28605 10-in. 11/1/1928 ‘Cause I feel low-down Dave Rubinoff Violin solo, with piano arranger, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick E29659 10-in. Apr. 1929 Blue Hawaii Dave Rubinoff Orchestra ; Oliver Smith Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick E29660 10-in. Apr. 1929 A garden in the rain Dave Rubinoff Orchestra ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Brunswick E21828-E21830 10-in. 3/10/1927 So blue Nick Lucas ; Dave Rubinoff Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and piano instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick E26493-E26494 10-in. 2/14/1928 Fiddlin’ the fiddle Dave Rubinoff Violin solo, with orchestra composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick E26495-E26496 10-in. 2/14/1928 My melancholy baby Dave Rubinoff Violin solo, with male vocal solo and orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick E26659-E26660 10-in. 2/24/1928 Marcheta Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with violin and steel guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick C1925 10-in. 5/14/1928 Stringing along Dave Rubinoff Violin solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick C1926 10-in. 5/14/1928 Last night I dreamed you kissed me Dave Rubinoff Violin solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, violin  
Edison 18018 10-in. 11/7/1927 Fiddlin' the fiddle Murray Kellner Violin solo, with piano composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rubinoff, Dave," accessed May 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105023.

Rubinoff, Dave. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105023.

"Rubinoff, Dave." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 May 2024.

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