Russ Case

Russ Case (March 19, 1912 – October 10, 1964) was an American trumpeter and bandleader who led jazz and light music orchestras.

Case was born in Hamburg, Iowa. His professional career began when he was hired at WOC (AM) in Davenport, Iowa to arrange and play trumpet with local bands on broadcasts. He worked with Frankie Trumbauer in Chicago and Paul Whiteman in New York City, then was hired by NBC to arrange for radio and television. He led orchestras which accompanied broadcasts of singers such as Eddy Arnold and Julius LaRosa, but became best known for directing ensembles behind Perry Como, including on his hit single "Till the End of Time".

Case lent his name to dozens of light orchestral albums which were released in the 1950s, and arranged for The Jackie Gleason Show in the 1960s. He also served as conductor for cast recordings of musicals such as Finian's Rainbow, The King and I, The Music Man, My Fair Lady, and Oklahoma!. He died, aged 52, in Miami in 1964.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 19, 1912 (Hamburg), Died October 10, 1964

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: session supervisor, conductor, trumpet

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 379 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-011669 10-in. 8/6/1937 Till the clock strikes three Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-019565 10-in. 2/11/1938 A shack in the back of the hills Lewis "Red" Evans and the Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-019566 10-in. 2/11/1938 Please be kind Bama Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-019567 10-in. 2/11/1938 Thanks for the memory Lewis "Red" Evans and the Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-019572 10-in. 2/11/1938 Thanks for the memory Lewis "Red" Evans and the Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-019573 10-in. 2/11/1938 Prove it Lewis "Red" Evans and the Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-019574 10-in. 2/11/1938 Moments like this Bama Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D5VB-0271 10-in. 5/16/1945 Frankie and Johnny Duke Ellington and his Rhythm Instrumental trio session supervisor  
Victor D5VB-0680 10-in. 10/17/1945 I'm always chasing rainbows Perry Como ; Russ Case Orchestra ; The Satisfiers Male vocal solo, with vocal group and instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D5VB-0692 10-in. 10/22/1945 L'amour, toujours l'amour Al Goodman Orchestra ; Al Goodman Female vocal solo, with orchestra session supervisor  
Victor D5VB-0694 10-in. 10/22/1945 Indian love call Al Goodman Orchestra ; Al Goodman Female vocal solo, with orchestra session supervisor  
Victor D5VB-0696 10-in. 10/22/1945 Ma belle Al Goodman Orchestra ; Al Goodman Male vocal solo, with orchestra session supervisor  
Victor D5VB-0698 10-in. 10/22/1945 The donkey serenade Al Goodman Orchestra ; Al Goodman Male vocal solo, with orchestra session supervisor  
Victor D5VB-0758 10-in. 5/14/1945 The minor goes muggin' Duke Ellington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Piano solo, with jazz/dance orchestra session supervisor  
Victor D5VB-0821 10-in. 11/5/1945 Amor Dick Leibert Instrumental ensemble, with oboe solo session supervisor  
Victor D5VB-0822 10-in. 11/5/1945 The sweetheart of Sigma Chi Dick Leibert Instrumental ensemble, with clarinet solo session supervisor  
Victor D5VB-0823 10-in. 11/5/1945 Over the rainbow Dick Leibert Organ, with English horn solo and harp session supervisor  
Victor D5VB-0824 10-in. 11/5/1945 Laura Dick Leibert Organ with harp session supervisor  
Victor D5VB-0895 10-in. 12/10/1945 Giannina mia Al Goodman Orchestra ; Al Goodman Female vocal solo, with orchestra session supervisor  
Victor D5VB-0896 10-in. 12/10/1945 Only a rose Al Goodman Orchestra ; Al Goodman Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra session supervisor  
Victor D5VB-0966 10-in. 11/29/1945 Bill Tommy Dorsey ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor D5VB-1145 10-in. 11/9/1945 Personality Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Victor D5VB-1147 10-in. 11/9/1945 Welcome to my dreams Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Victor D5VB-1153 10-in. 11/16/1945 Pass that peace pipe Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Victor D6VB-1359 10-in. 3/19/1946 (Don't cry) my Coney Island baby Buchanan Brothers ; Georgia Catamounts Male vocal duet, with string band session supervisor  
(Results 1-25 of 379 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Case, Russ," accessed December 8, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107095.

Case, Russ. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 8, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107095.

"Case, Russ." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 8 December 2022.

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