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 (Results 26-50 of 67 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 67 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Richman, Boomie," accessed October 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106892.

Richman, Boomie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106892.

"Richman, Boomie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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