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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 26-50 of 68 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 68 records)

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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