Boomie Richman

Abraham Samuel "Boomie" Richman (born April 2, 1922 in Brockton, Massachusetts) was a jazz tenor saxophone player who played with the Tommy Dorsey. He also played clarinet, bass clarinet, piccolo, and flute.

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.

He 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.

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone, flute

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
Decca 80304 12/21/1950 Trouble in mind Tommy Dorsey and his Clambake Seven instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 81660 10/8/1951 With all my heart and soul Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 81661 10/8/1951 Solitaire Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 86730 8/27/1954 Flaggin' the train Ray McKinley Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 86731 8/27/1954 The natives are restless tonight Ray McKinley Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 86732 8/27/1954 Airizay Ray McKinley Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 86733 8/27/1954 You came a long way from St. Louis Ray McKinley Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 86741 9/2/1954 When my dreamboat comes home Muggsy Spanier and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 86742 9/2/1954 Careless love, part 1 Muggsy Spanier and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 86743 9/2/1954 Careless love, part 2 Muggsy Spanier and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 86744 9/2/1954 Careless love, part 3 Muggsy Spanier and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 86747 9/3/1954 Judy Muggsy Spanier and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 86748 9/3/1954 Oh, Doctor Ochsner Muggsy Spanier and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 86749 9/3/1954 Washington and Lee swing Muggsy Spanier and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 86750 9/3/1954 My wild Irish Rose Muggsy Spanier and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89585R 4/4/1956 The sweetness of you Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89688 4/2/1956 Stompin' at the savoy Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89689 4/2/1956 I'll be back for more Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89690 4/2/1956 Blue Lou Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89691 4/2/1956 [Unknown title(s)] Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89692 4/3/1956 Lullaby in rhythm Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89693 4/3/1956 Don't be that way Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89694 4/3/1956 Hoopdee whodee Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89695 4/3/1956 If dreams come true Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89696 4/4/1956 Light and sweet Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89697 4/4/1956 The blues made me feel this way Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89698 4/4/1956 Cool and groovy Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89699 4/4/1956 Happy and satisfied Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103808 12/4/1957 Banana split Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, flute  
Decca 103809 12/4/1957 Lollypop Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, flute  
Decca 103810 12/4/1957 The wayno Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, flute  
Decca 103811 12/4/1957 Chug-a-lug Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, flute  
Decca 103812 12/5/1957 Sure thing Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, flute  
Decca 103813 12/5/1957 Coral reef Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, flute  
Decca 103814 12/5/1957 Why not? Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, flute  
Decca 103815 12/5/1957 Plymouth rock Steve Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, flute  
Decca 104017 1/18/1958 Sweet Eloise Tex Beneek Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104018 1/18/1958 A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square Tex Beneek Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104019 1/18/1958 Moonlight cocktail Tex Beneek Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104020 1/19/1958 Don't sit under the apple tree Tex Beneek Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104021 1/19/1958 Wham! Rebop born bam Tex Beneek Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104022 1/19/1958 I've got a gal in Kalamazoo Tex Beneek Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 105869 10/21/1958 True love ways (MC 7461 MCA MCA-3040) Buddy Holly instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 105870 10/21/1958 It doesn't matter anymore (MC 7456 MCA MCA-40905) Buddy Holly instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 105871 10/21/1958 Raining in my heart (MC 7460 MCA MCA-3040) Buddy Holly instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 105872 10/21/1958 Moondreams Buddy Holly instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Richman, Boomie," accessed October 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106892.

Richman, Boomie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106892.

"Richman, Boomie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106892

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