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 12, 1912 (Sierra Madre), Died July 4, 2009 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1960

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, organ

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Recordings

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  
Decca 75122 8/9/1949 Love you 'til your money's gone blues Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 75123 8/9/1949 Saturday night fish fry, part 1 Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 75124 8/9/1949 Saturday night fish fry, part 2 Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81121 6/5/1951 If you so smart, how come you ain't rich ? Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81122 6/5/1951 Trust in me Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81123 6/5/1951 Louisville Lodge meeting Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81124 6/5/1951 How blue can you get ? Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81125 6/5/1951 Happy birthday boogie Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81148 6/13/1951 May every day be Christmas Louis Jordan Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81149 6/13/1951 Please don't leave me Louis Jordan Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81150 6/13/1951 Bone dry Louis Jordan Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81151 6/13/1951 I love that kinda carryin' on Louis Jordan Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81152 6/13/1951 Three handed woman Louis Jordan Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81153 6/13/1951 Fat Sam from Birmingham Louis Jordan Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81321 7/30/1951 Cock-a-doodle doo Louis Jordan Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81322 7/30/1951 Garmoochie Louis Jordan Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81323 7/30/1951 There must be a way Louis Jordan Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81908 11/28/1951 Come and get it Louis Jordan Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81909 11/28/1951 Stop makin' music Louis Jordan Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81910 11/28/1951 Slow down Louis Jordan Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81911 11/28/1951 Work baby work Louis Jordan Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81913 11/28/1951 All of me Louis Jordan Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81914 11/28/1951 There goes my heart Louis Jordan Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 82793 4/30/1952 Gimme gimme blues Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 82794 4/30/1952 Junco partner Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 82795 4/30/1952 Time marches on Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 82796 4/30/1952 Azure-Te Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 82797 4/30/1952 Oil well Texas Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 82798 4/30/1952 There's nothing else that I can do Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 82834 5/8/1952 Jordan for president Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 82835 5/8/1952 The soon-a baby Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 83681 12/3/1952 There's nothing else that I can do Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 83682 12/3/1952 The soon-a baby Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 83683 12/3/1952 You didn't want me baby Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 83684 12/3/1952 A man's best friend is a bed Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 84627 5/28/1953 Hog wash (Hot wash) Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 84628 5/28/1953 House party Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 84629 5/28/1953 Everything that's made of wood Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 84630 5/28/1953 I want you to be my baby Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 84631 5/28/1953 You know it too Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 85657 1/4/1954 Locked-up Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 85658 1/4/1954 I gotta move Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 85659 1/4/1954 Nobody knows you when you're down and out Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 85660 1/4/1954 If it's true Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 85661 1/4/1954 Wake up, Jacob Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 85662 1/4/1954 Lollypop Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 85663 1/4/1954 Perdido (Instrumental) Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 108558 1/12/1960 Saturday night fish fry Louis Jordan instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3063 10-in. 6/26/1942 Strictly instrumental Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3064 10-in. 6/26/1942 Easy street Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3065 10-in. 6/26/1942 Knock me a kiss-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3066 10-in. 6/26/1942 Keep smiling, keep laughin'-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3096 10-in. 7/14/1942 I dream a lot about you-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3097 10-in. 7/14/1942 Easy street Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3098 10-in. 7/14/1942 I'm lonesome and so blue Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3906 10-in. 8/9/1945 Baby are you kiddin' Delta Rhythm Boys ; Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3907 10-in. 8/9/1945 Where's the melody Delta Rhythm Boys ; Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3908 10-in. 8/9/1945 The honeydripper Delta Rhythm Boys ; Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3909 10-in. 8/9/1945 I've got the Caroline blues Delta Rhythm Boys ; Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mitchell, Bob," accessed January 28, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106729.

Mitchell, Bob. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 28, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106729.

"Mitchell, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 28 January 2023.

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

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