David Rubinoff, also known as Dave Rubinoff (September 3, 1897, 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.
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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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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|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||instrumentalist, violin, arranger|
|Brunswick||E28605||10-in.||11/1/1928||‘Cause I feel low-down||Dave Rubinoff||Violin solo, with piano||instrumentalist, violin, arranger|
|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||instrumentalist, violin, composer|
|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 June 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105023.
Rubinoff, Dave. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105023.
"Rubinoff, Dave." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 June 2023.
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Wikipedia: David Rubinoff
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LCNAR: Rubinoff, Dave, 1897-1986 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85199131
Wikidata: David Rubinoff - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q5239275
ISNI: 0000 0000 2853 3459 - http://www.isni.org/isni/0000000028533459
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