Boomie Richman

Abraham Samuel Richman (April 2, 1921 – March 22, 2016), better known as Boomie Richman, was an American jazz tenor saxophone player who played with Tommy Dorsey. He also played clarinet, bass clarinet, piccolo, and flute.

Richman was born in Brockton, Massachusetts on April 2, 1921. Before joining the Dorsey band, he worked with George Paxton and Muggsy Spanier. From 1945 to 1951, he recorded with Dorsey and was a soloist in the band. During the 1950s he worked intermittently with the Benny Goodman Orchestra and with Red Allen, Ruby Braff, Al Cohn, Cootie Williams, and the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra. He also worked as a studio musician.

Richman recorded with Buddy Holly on October 21, 1958, playing the sax solo on "True Love Ways". He also played with Judy Garland in her comeback performance at Carnegie Hall. On television, he appeared on The Jimmy Dean Show, The Perry Como Show, The Dick Cavett Show, The Patti Page Show, The Pat Boone Show, and The Andy Williams Show.

Richman died in Boynton Beach, Florida on March 22, 2016, at the age of 94.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 2, 1922 (Brockton)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone, flute, saxophone

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 71 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D6VB-1312 10-in. 3/1/1946 (Ah-yes) there's a good blues tonight Clam Bake Group (Tommy Dorsey) ; Tommy Dorsey ; Sy Oliver Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D6VB-1313 10-in. 3/1/1946 Don't be a baby, baby Clam Bake Group (Tommy Dorsey) ; Tommy Dorsey ; Sy Oliver Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D6VB-1314 10-in. 3/2/1946 There's no one but you Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Stuart Foster Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D6VB-1315 10-in. 3/2/1946 Sweet Eileen Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Sy Oliver Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Decca 76851 9/18/1950 Aggravatin' situation Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 76852 9/18/1950 Everybody wants to go to heaven Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 76865 9/23/1950 Strangers Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 76866 9/23/1950 Music, maestro, please Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 76867 9/23/1950 Goofus Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 76912 9/29/1950 May I? Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 76913 9/29/1950 One morning in May Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 76991 10/10/1950 This nearly was mine Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 76992 10/10/1950 Something to remember you by Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 76993 10/10/1950 I see your face before me Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80054 10/19/1950 Aggravatin' situation-1 Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80055 10/19/1950 Alone together Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80086 10/26/1950 You and the night and the music Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80087 10/26/1950 Dancing in the dark Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80105 10/31/1950 I guess I'll have to change my plans Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80106 10/31/1950 Lullaby of Broadway Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80107 10/31/1950 If there is someone lovelier than you Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80108 10/31/1950 Louisiana hayride Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80301 12/21/1950 The dirty dozens Tommy Dorsey and his Clambake Seven instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80302 12/21/1950 Mr. Freddie blues Tommy Dorsey and his Clambake Seven instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80303 12/21/1950 The honeydripper Tommy Dorsey and his Clambake Seven instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 71 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Richman, Boomie," accessed July 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106892.

Richman, Boomie. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106892.

"Richman, Boomie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 July 2024.

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