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Al Rinker

Al Rinker (December 20, 1907 – June 11, 1982) was an American musician who began his career as a teen performing with Bing Crosby in the early 1920s in Spokane, Washington. In 1925 the pair moved to Los Angeles, eventually forming the Rhythm Boys trio with Harry Barris.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 20th, 1907 (Tekoa), Died June 11th, 1982 (Burbank)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, composer

Notes: Brother of vocalist Mildred Bailey. Name also appears on disc labels as Alton Rinker.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 68 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-37285 10-in. 12/22/1926 Wistful and blue Paul Whiteman Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-37286 10-in. 12/22/1926 Pretty lips Paul Whiteman Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-37764 10-in. 2/10/1927 Shanghai dream man Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38118 10-in. 2/25/1927 That saxophone waltz Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38124 10-in. 2/28/1927 Pretty lips Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38135 10-in. 3/3/1927 I'm coming, Virginia Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38378 10-in. 4/29/1927 Side by side Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38392 10-in. 5/6/1927 Missouri waltz Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38394 10-in. 5/9/1927 I'm in love again Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38779 10-in. 5/24/1927 Magnolia (Mix the lot, what have you got?) Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-39271 10-in. 6/20/1927 Mississippi mud Rhythm Boys Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-39272 10-in. 6/20/1927 Sweet L'il Rhythm Boys Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-39569 10-in. 8/16/1927 Five-step Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-39627 10-in. 7/6/1927 My blue heaven Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-40846 10-in. 11/11/1927 That's Grandma Rhythm Boys Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-40894 10-in. 11/17/1927 Miss Annabelle Lee Rhythm Boys Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-40937 10-in. 11/23/1927 Changes Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-41294 10-in. 1/4/1928 Smile Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-41465 12-in. 1/24/1928 My heart stood still Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-41612 10-in. 1/12/1928 From Monday on Rhythm Boys Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-41680 10-in. 2/7/1928 Poor Butterfly Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quintet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-41681 10-in. 2/8/1928 There ain't no sweet man that's worth the salt of my tears Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-41682 12-in. 2/8/1928 A shady tree Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo and recitation vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-41688 10-in. 2/13/1928 Sunshine Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-41689 10-in. 2/13/1928 From Monday on Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 68 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rinker, Al," accessed August 15, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106809.

Rinker, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 15, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106809.

"Rinker, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 15 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106809

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