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|
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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