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 19th, 1912 (Hamburg), Died October 10th, 1964

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor, trumpet

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 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  
Decca 39696 10-in. 7/11/1935 Let's swing it Babs and her Brothers instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 39697 10-in. 7/11/1935 You're so darn charming Babs and her Brothers instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 39698 10-in. 7/11/1935 My very good friend the milkman Babs and her Brothers instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 39699 10-in. 7/11/1935 Double trouble Babs and her Brothers instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60029 10-in. 10/8/1935 Top hat, white tie and tails Boswell Sisters instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60030 10-in. 10/8/1935 Cheek to cheek Boswell Sisters instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60194 10-in. 12/4/1935 When a great love comes along Babs and her Brothers instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60195 10-in. 12/4/1935 Yankee Doodle never went to Babs and her Brothers instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60196 10-in. 12/4/1935 No other one Babs and her Brothers instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60197 10-in. 12/4/1935 A little bit independent Babs and her Brothers instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60302 10-in. 1/6/1936 I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter Boswell Sisters instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60303 10-in. 1/6/1936 The music goes 'round and around Boswell Sisters instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60463 10-in. 2/12/1936 Let yourself go Boswell Sisters instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60464 10-in. 2/12/1936 I'm putting all my eggs in one basket Boswell Sisters instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 72404 10-in. 10/4/1944 Lover man (oh, where can you be?) Billie Holiday instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 72405 10-in. 10/4/1944 No more Billie Holiday instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 72497 10-in. 11/8/1944 That ole devil called love Billie Holiday instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 72498 11/8/1944 Don't explain Billie Holiday instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Case, Russ," accessed January 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107095.

Case, Russ. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107095.

"Case, Russ." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 January 2021.

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