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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

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  
Victor BVE-41696 10-in. 2/18/1928 Mississippi mud Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43121 10-in. 3/1/1928 What price lyrics? Rhythm Boys Male vocal trio, with piano, ukulele, and viola vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43138 10-in. 3/12/1928 When Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43140 10-in. 3/12/1928 I'm winging home (Like a bird that's on the wing) Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43144 10-in. 3/14/1928 Ma belle Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43148 10-in. 3/16/1928 March of the musketeers Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43659 10-in. 4/21/1928 In my bouquet of memories Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43661 10-in. 4/21/1928 My angel Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43662 10-in. 4/22/1928 My pet Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43663 10-in. 4/22/1928 It was the dawn of love Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43664 10-in. 4/22/1928 Dancing shadows Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43668 10-in. 4/24/1928 Grieving Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43669 10-in. 4/24/1928 Do I hear you saying (I love you) Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-61013 10-in. 8/20/1930 Three little words Duke Ellington Orchestra ; Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-61057 10-in. 11/20/1930 Them there eyes Cocoanut Grove Orchestra ; Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CS-84260 12-in. 9/11/1934 Peter, Peter, punkin eater Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor CS-84261 12-in. 9/11/1934 Peter, Peter, punkin eater Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-07785 10-in. 4/13/1937 Carelessly Kay Thompson Orchestra ; Rhythm Singers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-07788 10-in. 4/13/1937 Exactly like you Kay Thompson Orchestra ; Rhythm Singers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBS-061969 10-in. 12/10/1941 Dreamsville, Ohio Skinnay Ennis Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W142785 10-in. 10/18/1926 I've got the girl! Don Clark ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W146336 10-in. 5/25/1928 Wa-da-da (Ev'rybody's doin' it now) Rhythm Boys Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W146344 10-in. 5/25/1928 That's Grandma Rhythm Boys Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W146542 10-in. 6/17/1928 That's my weakness now Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W146546 10-in. 6/17/1928 Lonesome in the moonlight Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W146550 10-in. 6/18/1928 Out-o'-town gal Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147500 10-in. 11/10/1928 My suppressed desire Paul Whiteman's Rhythm Boys Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147501 10-in. 11/10/1928 Rhythm king Paul Whiteman's Rhythm Boys Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147540 10-in. 12/11/1928 Makin' whoopee! Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147888 10-in. 1/25/1929 So the bluebirds and the blackbirds got together Paul Whiteman's Rhythm Boys Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W148183 10-in. 4/5/1929 I'm in seventh heaven Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W148422 10-in. 5/4/1929 Your mother and mine Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W148428 10-in. 4/10/1929 Louise Paul Whiteman's Rhythm Boys Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W148985 10-in. 9/6/1929 At twilight Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149005 10-in. 9/13/1929 When you're counting the stars alone Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149124 10-in. 10/9/1929 Great day Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149149 10-in. 10/16/1929 I'm a dreamer—aren't we all? Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149810 10-in. 2/10/1930 Happy feet Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149825 10-in. 3/21/1930 A bench in the park Brox Sisters ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal trio and male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149826 10-in. 3/23/1930 I like to do things for you Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149840 10-in. 5/23/1930 A bench in the park Paul Whiteman's Rhythm Boys Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149841 10-in. 5/23/1930 Everything's agreed upon Rhythm Boys Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 98585 12-in. 9/18/1928 Silent night, holy night Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quintet vocalist, tenor vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rinker, Al," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106809.

Rinker, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106809.

"Rinker, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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

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