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Adrian Rollini

Adrian Francis Rollini (June 28, 1903 – May 15, 1956) was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist who played the bass saxophone, piano, vibraphone, and many other instruments. Rollini is also known for introducing the goofus in jazz music. As leader, his major recordings included "You've Got Everything" (1933), "Savage Serenade" (1933) and "Got The Jitters" (1934) on Banner, Perfect, Melotone, Romeo, Oriole, "A Thousand Good Nights" (1934) on Vocalion, "Davenport Blues" (1934) on Decca, "Nothing But Notes", "Tap Room Swing", "Jitters", "Riverboat Shuffle" (1934) on Decca, and "Small Fry" (1938) on Columbia.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 28th, 1903 (New York City), Died May 15th, 1956 (Homestead)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: bass saxophone, vibraphone, leader, saxophone, goofus, xylophone, celeste, hot fountain pen (miniature clarinet), kazoo, drums, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 77 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-76072 10-in. 5/2/1933 Happy as the day is long Harold Arlen ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums, bass saxophone  
Victor BS-92263 10-in. 6/14/1935 Bouncin' in rhythm Adrian and His Tap Room Gang Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BS-92264 10-in. 6/14/1935 Got a need for you Adrian and His Tap Room Gang Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and talking leader  
Victor BS-92265 10-in. 6/14/1935 Weather-man Adrian and His Tap Room Gang Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and talk leader  
Victor BS-92266 10-in. 6/14/1935 Nagasaki Adrian and His Tap Room Gang Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader  
Victor BS-92267 10-in. 6/14/1935 Honeysuckle rose Adrian and His Tap Room Gang Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-92268 10-in. 6/14/1935 Jazz o' jazz Adrian and His Tap Room Gang Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-92546 10-in. 7/1/1935 Sometimes I'm happy Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-92547 10-in. 7/1/1935 King Porter Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-92549 10-in. 7/1/1935 Jingle bells Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-94132 10-in. 8/26/1935 Swinging 'em down (In a hot style don't you see) Harlem Seven Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-94133 10-in. 8/26/1935 Old fashioned love Harlem Seven ; Jasper Thomas ; Kirby Walker Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Victor BS-94134 10-in. 8/26/1935 Nothin' but rhythm Harlem Seven Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BS-94135 10-in. 8/26/1935 I can't dance (I got ants in my pants) Bernard Addison and his Rhythm ; Jasper Thomas ; Kirby Walker Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Victor BS-94136 10-in. 8/26/1935 Toledo shuffle Bernard Addison and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BS-94137 10-in. 8/26/1935 Lovely Liza Lee Bernard Addison and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BS-96299 10-in. 11/22/1935 Sandman Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-97017 10-in. 9/27/1935 Madhouse Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-02103 10-in. 10/7/1936 Riffin' at the Ritz Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-04956 10-in. 2/22/1937 Was it rain? Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, celeste  
Victor BS-04957 10-in. 2/22/1937 Blue Venetian waters Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, celeste  
Victor BS-04958 10-in. 2/22/1937 Seventh heaven Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, celeste  
Victor BS-04959 10-in. 2/22/1937 Blue Hawaii Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, celeste  
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, vibraphone  
Columbia W140758 10-in. 7/14/1925 Melancholy Lou Little Ramblers Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 1-25 of 77 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rollini, Adrian," accessed April 10, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107170.

Rollini, Adrian. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 10, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107170.

"Rollini, Adrian." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 10 April 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107170

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