Ralph Flanagan

Ralph Elias Flenniken (April 7, 1914 – December 30, 1995), known professionally as Ralph Flanagan, was an American big band leader, pianist, composer, and arranger for the orchestras of Hal McIntyre, Sammy Kaye, Blue Barron, Charlie Barnet, and Alvino Rey.

He joined the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers in 1950.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 7th, 1914 (Lorain), Died December 30th, 1995 (Miami)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-023546 10-in. 6/8/1938 When twilight comes Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-023547 10-in. 6/8/1938 Beside a moonlit stream Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-023548 10-in. 6/8/1938 One more dream Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-023549 10-in. 6/8/1938 I wish I was the willow Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-030747 10-in. 12/21/1938 Mexicali Rose Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-030748 10-in. 12/21/1938 A song of old Hawaii Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-030749 10-in. 12/21/1938 Among those sailing Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-030750 10-in. 12/21/1938 Little lad Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with recitation instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-030751 10-in. 12/21/1938 Little lad Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Flanagan, Ralph," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105707.

Flanagan, Ralph. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105707.

"Flanagan, Ralph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105707

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