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Bob Mitchell

Robert Mitchell (October 12, 1912 – July 4, 2009) was an American organist and choir director whose career spanned 85 years, from 1924 to 2009. He was one of the last original silent film accompanists, having accompanied films from 1924 to 1928. Mitchell revived the art from 1992 until his death in 2009, usually to wild acclaim. During the 1930s, he organized the Robert Mitchell Boys Choir, who were cast in many films from the 1930s to the 1960s.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 12th, 1912 (Sierra Madre), Died July 4th, 2009 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1960

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, organ

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 84 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-70563 10-in. 2/5/1932 When the oriole sings again Bill Elliott ; Bob Mitchell Male vocal solo, with organ instrumentalist, organ  
Victor BVE-70564 10-in. 2/5/1932 Pals of the little red school Bill Elliott ; Bob Mitchell Male vocal solo, with organ instrumentalist, organ  
Victor BVE-70565 10-in. 2/5/1932 Hills of Idaho Bill Elliott ; Bob Mitchell Male vocal solo, with organ instrumentalist, organ  
Victor BVE-70566 10-in. 2/5/1932 When it's springtime in the Blue Ridge Mountains Bill Elliott ; Bob Mitchell Male vocal solo, with organ instrumentalist, organ  
Victor BVE-70567 10-in. 2/5/1932 Lonesome valley Jim Baird ; Bob Mitchell Male vocal solo, with organ instrumentalist, organ  
Victor BVE-70568 10-in. 2/5/1932 Good old times (Are coming back again) Jim Baird ; Bob Mitchell Male vocal solo, with organ instrumentalist, organ  
Victor BVE-70569 10-in. 2/5/1932 The funny old world rolls along Jim Baird ; Bob Mitchell Male vocal solo, with organ instrumentalist, organ  
Victor BVE-70570 10-in. 2/5/1932 Eleven more months and ten more days, part 1 Jim Baird ; Bob Mitchell Male vocal solo, with organ instrumentalist, organ  
Victor BVE-70571 10-in. 2/5/1932 Eleven more months and ten more days, part 2 Jim Baird Male vocal solo, with organ instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 71756 10-in. 2/8/1944 Back door stuff, part 1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71757 10-in. 2/8/1944 Back door stuff, part 2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71758 10-in. 2/8/1944 The goon came on Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71759 10-in. 2/8/1944 Once too often Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71760 10-in. 2/8/1944 Jeep rhythm Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 74833 4/12/1949 Push-ka-pee she pie (The saga of saga boy)-1 Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 74834 4/12/1949 Cole slaw Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 74835 4/12/1949 Beans and corn bread Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 74836 4/13/1949 Onions (Instrumental) Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 74837 4/13/1949 Baby's gonna go, bye bye Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 74838 4/13/1949 Heed my warning Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 74839 4/13/1949 Psycho-loco (Instrumental) Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 74866 4/28/1949 Baby, it's cold outside Ella Fitzgerald ; Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 74867 4/28/1949 Don't cry, cry baby Ella Fitzgerald ; Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 74876 4/28/1949 School days Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 75121 8/9/1949 Hungry man Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 84 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mitchell, Bob," accessed May 12, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106729.

Mitchell, Bob. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 12, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106729.

"Mitchell, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 12 May 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106729

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