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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 51-75 of 84 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 of 84 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mitchell, Bob," accessed January 31, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106729.

Mitchell, Bob. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 31, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106729.

"Mitchell, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 31 January 2023.

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

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