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Sy Oliver

Melvin James "Sy" Oliver (December 17, 1910 – May 28, 1988) was an American jazz arranger, trumpeter, composer, singer and bandleader.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 17th, 1910 (Battle Creek), Died May 28th, 1988 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, arranger, trumpet, vocalist, composer, songwriter, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 405 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-82218 10-in. 3/20/1934 Swingin' uptown Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-82219 10-in. 3/20/1934 Breakfast ball Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra ; Sy Oliver Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-010571 10-in. 6/14/1937 Hot Club stomp Mezz Mezzrow Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-010572 10-in. 6/14/1937 The swing session's called to order Mezz Mezzrow Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-032944 10-in. 3/9/1939 'Tain't what you do (It's the way that cha do it) Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-038109 10-in. 7/20/1939 Stomp it off Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger, composer  
Victor BS-044018 10-in. 10/25/1939 Easy does it Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-044256 10-in. 11/24/1939 Losers weepers Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-044546 10-in. 1/2/1940 Easy does it Bob Chester Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-046063 10-in. 1/3/1940 Easy does it Smoothies Mixed vocal group, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-051280 10-in. 6/13/1940 Quiet please! (It's the drummer in me) Tommy Dorsey ; Buddy Rich ; Sentimentalists Jazz/dance band, with drum solo composer  
Victor BS-051878 10-in. 7/17/1940 So what! Tommy Dorsey ; Don Lodice ; Sentimentalists Jazz/dance band, with tenor saxophone solo composer  
Victor PBS-055109 10-in. 10/16/1940 Swing high Ziggy Elman ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with trumpet soloist composer  
Victor PBS-055112 10-in. 10/16/1940 Swanee River Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BS-055566 10-in. 8/29/1940 Make me know it Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-055567 10-in. 8/29/1940 Another one of them things Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-060907 10-in. 2/17/1941 Serenade to the spot Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-060908 10-in. 2/17/1941 Yes indeed! Sy Oliver ; Jo Stafford ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet lyricist, vocalist, composer  
Victor PBS-061532 10-in. 8/14/1941 Swingin' on nothin' Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Ford Leary Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-062763 10-in. 3/20/1941 I wanna hear swing songs Fats Waller and his Rhythm Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet songwriter  
Victor BS-066432 10-in. 6/27/1941 Neiani The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-066921 10-in. 7/15/1941 Loose lid special Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-066924 10-in. 7/15/1941 Swingin' on nothin' Sy Oliver ; Jo Stafford ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet songwriter, vocalist  
Victor BS-066964 10-in. 7/18/1941 Yes, indeed! (A jive spiritual) Ruth Gaylor ; Teddy Powell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble composer  
Victor PBS-072111 10-in. 2/19/1942 Not so quiet please Buddy Rich ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with drum solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 405 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Oliver, Sy," accessed December 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106500.

Oliver, Sy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106500.

"Oliver, Sy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 December 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106500

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