John Scott Trotter

John Scott Trotter (June 14, 1908–October 29, 1975), also known as Uncle John, was an American arranger, composer and orchestra leader.

Trotter was best known for conducting the John Scott Trotter Orchestra which backed singer and entertainer Bing Crosby on record and on his radio programs from 1937 to 1954, as well as his work with Vince Guaraldi scoring some of the early Peanuts cartoons.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 14th, 1908 (Charlotte), Died October 29th, 1975 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1951

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

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-057664 10-in. 11/22/1940 You are the one Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E27381 10-in. 4/20/1928 Lovable Skinnay Ennis ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) arranger  
Brunswick E27633 10-in. 6/1/1928 Oh, baby! Skinnay Ennis ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) arranger  
Brunswick E28321 10-in. 9/28/1928 High up on a hill-top Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet; without vocal (take G) arranger  
Brunswick E29139 10-in. 1/21/1929 My lucky star Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo: without vocal (take G) arranger  
Decca L 6034 2/2/1951 Sentimental music Bing Crosby arranger, leader  
Decca L 6035 2/2/1951 Silver moon Bing Crosby arranger, leader  
Decca L 6262 4/27/1951 Gone fishin' Louis Armstrong ; Bing Crosby arranger, leader  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Trotter, John Scott," accessed July 31, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105596.

Trotter, John Scott. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 31, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105596.

"Trotter, John Scott." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 31 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105596

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