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 17, 1910 (Battle Creek), Died May 28, 1988 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1966
Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, arranger, trumpet, vocalist, composer, songwriter, lyricist
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 407 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||composer, arranger|
|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||composer, vocalist, lyricist|
|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||vocalist, songwriter|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Oliver, Sy," accessed August 11, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106500.
Oliver, Sy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 11, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106500.
"Oliver, Sy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 11 August 2022.
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