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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 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 (Results 26-50 of 84 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 84 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mitchell, Bob," accessed February 8, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106729.

Mitchell, Bob. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 8, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106729.

"Mitchell, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 8 February 2023.

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

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