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, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 84 records)

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, accordion, electric organ  
Victor BS-035567 10-in. 4/6/1939 Jingle bells Frank Dailey ; Stop and Go Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, accordion, electric organ  
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, accordion, electric organ  
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, accordion, electric organ  
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, accordion, electric organ  
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  
Victor BS-065625 10-in. 5/19/1941 Tattle-tale Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-065626 10-in. 5/19/1941 Daddy Marilyn Duke ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-065627 10-in. 5/19/1941 Lazy acres Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-065628 10-in. 5/19/1941 Cherry blossoms on Capitol Hill Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-065629 10-in. 5/19/1941 Don't be blue, little pal, don't be blue Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-065630 10-in. 5/19/1941 Love me as I am Marilyn Duke ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-066106 10-in. 6/16/1941 In the middle of a dance Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-066107 10-in. 6/16/1941 Sing a love song Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-066108 10-in. 6/16/1941 A rose and a prayer Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-066109 10-in. 6/16/1941 The worm who loved the little 'tater bug Marilyn Duke ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-066433 10-in. 6/30/1941 Love me a little little Marilyn Duke ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-066434 10-in. 6/30/1941 Two pair of shoes Mildred Law ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-066435 10-in. 6/30/1941 If it's you Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-066436 10-in. 6/30/1941 Sleepy serenade Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-066437 10-in. 6/30/1941 Harvard Square Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 84 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ross, Arnold," accessed October 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105061.

Ross, Arnold. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105061.

"Ross, Arnold." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 October 2021.

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

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