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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 26-50 of 77 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W140759 10-in. 7/14/1925 Deep elm Little Ramblers Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W265146 10-in. 10/2/1933 Sweet Lorraine Joe Venuti's Blue Six instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
Columbia W265147 10-in. 10/2/1933 Doin' the uptown lowdown Joe Venuti's Blue Six instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
Columbia W265148 10-in. 10/2/1933 Jazz me blues Joe Venuti's Blue Six instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
Columbia W265149 10-in. 10/2/1933 In de ruff Joe Venuti's Blue Six instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
OKeh S-72848 10-in. 9/24/1924 Go Emmaline The Goofus Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, kazoo, goofus  
OKeh S-72849 10-in. 9/24/1924 Hey! Hey! And hee! Hee! (I'm Charleston crazy) The Goofus Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, kazoo, goofus  
OKeh W81118 10-in. 6/28/1927 Kickin' the cat Joe Venuti's Blue Four Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, hot fountain pen (miniature clarinet), goofus, bass saxophone  
OKeh W81119 10-in. 6/28/1927 Beatin' the dog Joe Venuti's Blue Four Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
OKeh W81296 10-in. 8/30/1927 Imagination Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
OKeh W81297 10-in. 8/30/1927 Feelin' no pain Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
OKeh W81298 10-in. 8/30/1927 Original Dixieland one-step Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
OKeh W81413 10-in. 9/1/1927 My gal Sal Little Molers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
OKeh W81414 10-in. 9/1/1927 Honolulu blues Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
OKeh W81415 10-in. 9/1/1927 The new twister Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
OKeh W81432 10-in. 9/13/1927 Cheese and crackers Joe Venuti's Blue Four Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, hot fountain pen (miniature clarinet), goofus, bass saxophone  
OKeh W81433 10-in. 9/13/1927 A mug of ale Joe Venuti's Blue Four Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, bass saxophone, hot fountain pen (miniature clarinet), goofus  
OKeh W403898 10-in. 4/11/1930 They cut down the old pine tree Paul Mason Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
OKeh W403899 10-in. 4/11/1930 The true and trembling brakeman Paul Mason Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 470 10-in. Jan. 1928 Dixie Bobby Davis ; Fred Elizalde Hot Music ; Chelsea Quealey ; Adrian Rollini Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
Brunswick 471 10-in. Jan. 1928 Tiger rag Bobby Davis ; Fred Elizalde Hot Music ; Chelsea Quealey ; Adrian Rollini Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
Brunswick E31917 10-in. 1/31/1930 Clam house Adrian Rollini ; Snake & Teddy Saxophone solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, saxophone  
Brunswick E31918 10-in. 1/31/1930 Round town Adrian Rollini ; Snake & Teddy Saxophone solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, saxophone  
Brunswick E31919 10-in. 1/31/1930 Black and blue Adrian Rollini ; Snake & Teddy Saxophone solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, saxophone  
Decca 38874 10-in. 10/23/1934 It had to be you Adrian Rollini Orchestra instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
(Results 26-50 of 77 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rollini, Adrian," accessed April 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107170.

Rollini, Adrian. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107170.

"Rollini, Adrian." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 April 2021.

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

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