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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 51-68 of 68 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-68 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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