Arnold Ross

Arnold Ross (January 29, 1921, Boston - June 5, 2000, Culver City, California) was an American jazz pianist.

Arnold learned clarinet, trumpet, and violin as a child before picking up piano when he was twelve years old. He played on a cruise ship before relocating to New York City, working there with Jack Jenney. He then joined Vaughn Monroe's backing band, and in 1943 was drafted and entered the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. From 1944 to 1947 he worked with Harry James; around the same time he played with Harry Edison, Charlie Ventura, and Charlie Parker. He moved to California in 1947, working with Lena Horne, Dizzy Gillespie, Bob Crosby, and Billy Eckstine, in addition to leading his own small group.

By 1960 Ross had become addicted to heroin, and entered a Synanon treatment program; he became affiliated with the Synanon organization and appeared in the Synanon film in 1965. He worked extensively with Nelson Riddle from 1968 to 1976, and was active as a touring performer into the 1990s.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 29th, 1921 (Boston), Died June 5th, 2000 (Culver City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, accordion, electric organ

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-035566 10-in. 4/6/1939 Mother Goose on parade Barbara Bush ; Frank Dailey ; Stop and Go Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal trio instrumentalist, electric organ, accordion  
Victor BS-035567 10-in. 4/6/1939 Jingle bells Frank Dailey ; Stop and Go Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, electric organ, accordion  
Victor BS-035568 10-in. 4/6/1939 Have mercy Frank Dailey ; Howard DuLany ; Stop and Go Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric organ, accordion  
Victor BS-035569 10-in. 4/6/1939 A fool and his honey are soon parted Barbara Bush ; Frank Dailey ; Stop and Go Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, electric organ, accordion  
Victor BS-035570 10-in. 4/6/1939 Let's tie the old forget-me-not Frank Dailey ; Howard DuLany ; Stop and Go Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, accordion, electric organ  
Victor BS-035571 10-in. 4/6/1939 Old fashioned locket Frank Dailey ; Howard DuLany ; Stop and Go Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric organ, accordion  
Victor BS-063793 10-in. 4/21/1941 What word is sweeter than sweetheart Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-063794 10-in. 4/21/1941 The monkey on a string Marilyn Duke ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-063795 10-in. 4/21/1941 Aurora The Bostonians ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-063796 10-in. 4/21/1941 Yours Marilyn Duke ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6511 11/12/1951 Manhattan Georgie Auld Orchestra ; Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6512 11/12/1951 Solitaire Georgie Auld Orchestra ; Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6513 11/12/1951 Blue and sentimental Georgie Auld Orchestra ; Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6514 11/12/1951 You'll never know Georgie Auld Orchestra ; Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6585 1/10/1952 Please Mr. Sun Georgie Auld ; Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6586 1/10/1952 If you go Georgie Auld ; Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6587 1/10/1952 Tenderly Georgie Auld ; Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6588 1/10/1952 The touch of your lips Georgie Auld ; Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 7665 5/7/1954 I know why The Modernaires instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 7666 5/7/1954 That's you, that's me, that's love The Modernaires instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 7667 5/7/1954 Mine! Mine! Mine! The Modernaires instrumentalist, piano  
Signature LS 1945 1/31/1946 Meandering [take 1 Shorty Sherock Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ross, Arnold," accessed May 14, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105061.

Ross, Arnold. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 14, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105061.

"Ross, Arnold." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 14 May 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105061

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