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Seger Ellis

Seger Pillot Ellis (July 4, 1904 in Houston, Texas – 1995 in Houston, Texas) was a jazz pianist and vocalist. He also made a few brief film appearances, most notably in collaboration with director Ida Lupino.

Ellis began his career as pianist playing live for a local Houston radio station (later known as KPRC) in the early 1920s. In 1925 he was added to the orchestra of Lloyd Finlay for a "field trip" recording session for Victor Records and was also allowed to cut two piano solos. Although unissued for technical reasons, these solo efforts led to Ellis being invited to Victor's regular recording studio in Camden, New Jersey to cut a number of piano solos, all or most of them compositions of his own. These were among the earliest records Victor made using the new electric microphone and recording equipment, a technique that was yet not perfected which probably explains why only four of the titles were eventually issued. Of these the coupling Prairie Blues and Sentimental Blues became a minor hit.

After his first recording experiences Ellis returned to Houston and radio work as well as playing in vaudeville theaters. During this period Ellis, mainly on request of his employers at the radio station, began adding singing to his piano playing. His pleasant voice went well with the audiences and in 1927 he was invited to New York City to make vocal test recordings. His first issued vocal record was Sunday on the Columbia label. This was followed by a string of records for Okeh Records where Ellis was usually backed by small studio groups that he was allowed to pick himself. Ellis used the opportunity to select many of the best jazz musicians of the time including Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, Andy Sannella and - on two occasions - even Louis Armstrong. On these records Ellis sang in a bittersweet alto, with which he was uncomfortable early in his career, believing his voice to be too high. Ellis was popular enough during the time he was on OKeh for them to create a special silver colored custom label for his records.

Ellis's first recording career ended in 1931. In the late 1930s however, he returned with a big band of his own, known as his "Choirs of Brass Orchestra" with himself conducting and taking occasional vocals. The band also featured his wife, Irene Taylor as a vocalist. Later in his career, Ellis focused more on songwriting, although he continued to record sporadically as well as playing the piano.

In 1939 Ellis reorganized and his new band featured the conventional four-man reed section. He disbanded in 1941 and enlisted in the Army-Air Force in 1942.

After moving back to Texas he began to be less active as a performer and more involved in songwriting. Among his many compositions are "My Beloved Is Rugged" and "11:60PM" (both recorded by Harry James), "Gene's Boogie" (recorded by Gene Krupa), and "Little Jack Frost, Get Lost" and "You're All I Want for Christmas" (both recorded by Bing Crosby). "December" was recorded by Count Basie with a Mills Brothers vocal. The Seger Ellis songwriting catalog also includes "No Baby, Nobody But You" and "You Be You but Let Me Be Me". - Seger Ellis gradually retired and took up residence in Houston where he died in a retirement home on September 29, 1995.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1906 (Houston), Died September 29, 1995 (Houston)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1948

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, piano, composer, arranger, speaker, leader, songwriter

Notes: The pseudonym, Arthur Terry, was used by both Seger Ellis and Smith Ballew.

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-32100 10-in. 3/17/1925 You'll want me back someday Lloyd Finlay ; Lloyd Finlay Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor B-32101 10-in. 3/17/1925 Mysterious blues Lloyd Finlay ; Lloyd Finlay Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-32104 10-in. 3/18/1925 Fiddlin' blues Lloyd Finlay ; Lloyd Finlay Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-32105 10-in. 3/18/1925 Mamma (Won't you come and ma-ma me) Lloyd Finlay ; Lloyd Finlay Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor B-32106 10-in. 3/18/1925 Prairie blues Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-32106 10-in. 8/10/1925 Prairie blues Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor B-32107 10-in. 3/18/1925 Sweet lovable you Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-33214 10-in. 8/10/1925 Sentimental blues Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-33215 10-in. 8/10/1925 Freight yard blues Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-33216 10-in. 8/10/1925 Ash can blues Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-33217 10-in. 8/11/1925 Sleepy blues Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-33218 10-in. 8/11/1925 Discarded blues Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-33219 10-in. 8/11/1925 Black and blue blues Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-33220 10-in. 8/11/1925 High valued mamma, papa's gonna low rate you blues Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-33221 10-in. 8/11/1925 Bally hoo blues Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-33222 10-in. 8/12/1925 Poke along blues Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor BVE-34550 10-in. 8/12/1925 You'll want me back someday Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-49635 10-in. 1/11/1929 O! What a night to love George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-[Unnumbered 1925-08-12-01] 10-in. 8/12/1925 Mamma! Won't you come and ma-ma me? Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor D5AB-0325 10-in. 4/17/1945 No, baby, nobody but you Lil Green Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass composer  
Victor D7VB-0155 10-in. 2/20/1947 I don't wanna miss Mississippi (anymore) Mildred Bailey ; Ellis Larkins Trio Female vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass composer  
Victor D7VB-0468 10-in. 2/17/1948 (I need ya') like I need a hole in the head Aristokats Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1413 10-in. 7/22/1947 I left myself wide open Deep River Boys Male vocal quartet, with piano, guitar, bass, and drums composer  
Columbia W140584 10-in. 5/5/1925 Mamma (Won't you come and ma-ma me) Fletcher Henderson’s Hot Six ; Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W142891 10-in. 10/29/1926 Take it easy blues Seger Ellis Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142892 10-in. 10/29/1926 Brainstorm blues Seger Ellis Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142893 10-in. 10/29/1926 Oh boy and how! Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with piano composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142894 10-in. 10/29/1926 Don't you know? Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with piano composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142910 10-in. 11/4/1926 Sunday Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142911 10-in. 11/4/1926 I'd like to know Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia W142914 10-in. 11/4/1926 When I get her in my motor car Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia W142926 10-in. 11/10/1926 Ain't that too bad? Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W143162 10-in. 12/2/1926 I gotta get myself somebody to love Seger Ellis Male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W144090 10-in. 5/4/1927 Just before you broke my heart Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W144654 10-in. 9/9/1927 Kiss and make up Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Columbia W144655 10-in. 9/9/1927 Here am I—broken hearted Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Columbia W144817 10-in. 9/30/1927 Everybody loves my girl Seger Ellis ; Radiolites Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W144820 10-in. 10/11/1927 I'm walkin' on air Seger Ellis ; Fred Rich Hotel Astor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W145280 10-in. 12/7/1927 Where in the world (Is there someone for me) The Cavaliers ; Seger Ellis Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W145382 10-in. 12/21/1927 [Unknown title(s)] Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145414 10-in. 12/15/1927 I'll think of you Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Columbia W145436 10-in. 12/20/1927 Everywhere you go Seger Ellis ; Paul Ash Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W145438 10-in. 12/20/1927 Without you, sweetheart Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist  
Columbia W145439 10-in. 12/20/1927 Girl of my dreams Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist  
Columbia W145441 10-in. 12/21/1927 Beautiful Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Columbia W145442 10-in. 12/21/1927 Where in the world (Is there someone for me) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Columbia W145443 10-in. 12/21/1927 Smoke Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with piano composer, vocalist  
Columbia W145691 10-in. 2/28/1928 Without you, sweetheart Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia W145692 10-in. 2/28/1928 The church bells are ringing for Mary Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia W145693 10-in. 3/28/1928 Nothin' on my mind (But the moonlight, the starlight, and you) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia W145888 10-in. 4/4/1928 Phi Delta Theta dream girl Seger Ellis ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W146270 10-in. 4/20/1928 The voice of the Southland (Keeps callin' me home) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist  
Columbia W146287 10-in. 5/1/1928 If I lost you Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia W146359 10-in. 5/28/1928 I'm away from the world when I'm away from you ('Cause you're all the world to me) Eddie Thomas’ Collegians [Columbians] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W146360 10-in. 5/28/1928 Rosette Eddie Thomas’ Collegians [Columbians] ; Seger Ellis Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W146392 10-in. 6/4/1928 Was it a dream? Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist  
Columbia W146393 10-in. 6/4/1928 Last night I dreamed you kissed me Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist  
Columbia W146394 10-in. 6/4/1928 I still love you Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist  
Columbia W146569 10-in. 6/21/1928 When you said "good-night" (Did you really mean "good-bye"?) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist  
Columbia W146570 10-in. 6/21/1928 Memories of France Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist  
Columbia W146571 10-in. 6/21/1928 I never thought (That some day you'd be mine) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist  
Columbia W146581 10-in. 6/26/1928 When you're smiling (The whole world smiles with you) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano vocalist  
Columbia W146582 10-in. 6/26/1928 I wish I had died in my cradle (Before I grew up to love you) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano vocalist  
Columbia W151185 10-in. 12/15/1930 Cheerful little earful Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia W151186 10-in. 12/15/1930 I miss a little miss (Who misses me in sunny Tennessee) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh W80228 10-in. 11/30/1926 My baby knows how Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
OKeh W80229 10-in. 11/30/1926 It made you happy when you made me cry Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
OKeh W80231 10-in. 11/30/1926 Have you forgotten? Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
OKeh W80234 10-in. 12/1/1926 Kiss your little baby good-night! Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
OKeh W81271 10-in. 8/24/1927 Shaking the blues away Irwin Abrams Hotel Manger Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W81272 10-in. 8/24/1927 It all belongs to me Irwin Abrams Hotel Manger Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W81274 10-in. 8/25/1927 Blue river Seger Ellis ; Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W81275 10-in. 8/25/1927 There's a cradle in Caroline Seger Ellis ; Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W81284 10-in. 8/27/1927 Dawning Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W81459 10-in. 9/20/1927 There's one little girl who loves me (One little girl who don't) Seger Ellis ; Justin Ring Trio Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh W81460 10-in. 9/20/1927 Are you thinking of me to-night? Seger Ellis ; Justin Ring Trio Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh W81461 10-in. 9/20/1927 Yesterday Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh W81546 10-in. 10/14/1927 Together, we two Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh W81547 10-in. 10/14/1927 Did you mean it? Seger Ellis ; Justin Ring Trio Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh W81548 10-in. 10/17/1927 Together, we two Seger Ellis ; Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W81549 10-in. 10/17/1927 What'll you do? Seger Ellis ; Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W81550 10-in. 10/17/1927 There must be somebody else Seger Ellis ; Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W81591 10-in. 10/1/1927 My blue heaven Seger Ellis ; Justin Ring Trio Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh W81815 10-in. 11/11/1927 Yesterday Sigmund Krumgold Pipe organ solo, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W81840 10-in. 11/18/1927 Poppin' 'em out Seger Ellis Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81888 10-in. 11/29/1927 Girl of my dreams Seger Ellis ; Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W81889 10-in. 11/29/1927 Lonely melody Seger Ellis ; Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W81890 10-in. 11/29/1927 The hours I spent with you Seger Ellis ; Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W81895 10-in. 11/29/1927 The sweetheart of Sigma Chi Seger Ellis ; Joe Green ; The Royal Music Makers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W81896 10-in. 11/29/1927 After we kiss Seger Ellis ; Joe Green ; Royal Music Makers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W81902 10-in. 12/7/1927 It was only a sun shower Seger Ellis ; Justin Ring Salon Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh W81903 10-in. 11/30/1927 Among my souvenirs Seger Ellis ; Justin Ring Salon Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh W81945 10-in. 12/19/1927 Among my souvenirs Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81947 10-in. 12/19/1927 To-morrow Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist  
OKeh W81948 10-in. 12/19/1927 After we kiss Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist  
OKeh W400131 10-in. 3/6/1928 Sunshine Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
OKeh W400132 10-in. 3/6/1928 You'd rather forget than forgive Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental vocalist  
OKeh W400186 10-in. 3/30/1928 I can’t do without you Royal Music Makers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W400187 10-in. 3/30/1928 Auf wiederseh'n (We'll meet again) Seger Ellis ; Joe Green ; Royal Music Makers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W400189 10-in. 4/3/1928 Lila Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W400605 10-in. 4/11/1928 If I can't have you (I want to be lonesome, I want to be blue) Seger Ellis ; Okeh Novelty Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble vocalist  
OKeh W400606 10-in. 4/11/1928 Coquette Seger Ellis ; Okeh Novelty Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble vocalist  
OKeh W400607 10-in. 4/11/1928 I must be dreaming Seger Ellis ; Okeh Novelty Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble vocalist  
OKeh W400633 10-in. 4/24/1928 Indian cradle song Dorsey Brothers Orchestra ; Seger Ellis Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W400634 10-in. 4/24/1928 My melancholy baby Dorsey Brothers Orchestra ; Seger Ellis Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W400670 10-in. 5/15/1928 Sweet Sue—just you Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh W400671 10-in. 5/15/1928 Chloe Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh W400672 10-in. 5/15/1928 Beloved Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh W400769 10-in. 6/8/1928 I can't give you anything but love Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
OKeh W400770 10-in. 6/8/1928 Don't keep me in the dark, bright eyes Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
OKeh W400830 10-in. 6/26/1928 I wonder The Royal Music Makers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W400831 10-in. 6/26/1928 Beloved Seger Ellis ; Joe Green ; Royal Music Makers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401051 10-in. 8/2/1928 Drizzle, drizzle, the party's a fizzle (Oh! What a night to love) Dick Robertson ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
OKeh W401067 10-in. 8/17/1928 Out of the dawn Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet vocalist  
OKeh W401068 10-in. 8/17/1928 Come back, Chiquita Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet vocalist  
OKeh W401094 10-in. 8/31/1928 A blind mother's prayer Bud Blue Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh W401095 10-in. 8/31/1928 Wreck of the Chicago-New Orleans Special No. 3 Bud Blue Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh W401126 10-in. 9/17/1928 Angela mia Emil Velazco Pipe organ, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401127 10-in. 9/17/1928 Jeannine, I dream of lilac time Richard Jordon Pipe organ solo, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401128 10-in. 9/19/1928 Revenge Seger Ellis ; Justin Ring Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401129 10-in. 9/19/1928 Dolores Seger Ellis ; Justin Ring Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401130 10-in. 9/19/1928 Twelve o'clock waltz Seger Ellis ; Justin Ring Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401143 10-in. 9/18/1928 Sentimental baby Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with violin and piano vocalist  
OKeh W401144 10-in. 9/25/1928 Beggars of life Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh W401163 10-in. 9/28/1928 My window of dreams Seger Ellis ; Southern Melody Artists [Lou Gold Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401228 10-in. 10/16/1928 Dream house Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W401229 10-in. 10/16/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W401299 10-in. 11/8/1928 Sweet dreams Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401300 10-in. 11/8/1928 Someday, somewhere (We'll meet again) Seger Ellis ; Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401301 10-in. 11/8/1928 Paradise Seger Ellis ; Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401414 10-in. 11/28/1928 Don't be like that Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh W401432 10-in. 12/6/1928 The song I love Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh W401433 10-in. 12/6/1928 Where the shy little violets grow Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh W401434 10-in. 12/6/1928 My inspiration is you Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh W401443 10-in. 12/10/1928 Blue shadows Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh W401444 10-in. 12/10/1928 You're just a little bit of everything I love Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh W401464 10-in. 12/17/1928 Sweethearts on parade Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W401465 10-in. 12/17/1928 My Tonia Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh W401468 10-in. 12/20/1928 Powerful blues Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W401711 10-in. 3/13/1929 Broadway Rose Dick McDonough Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401764 10-in. 4/1/1929 Coquette Seger Ellis ; Justin Ring Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W401765 10-in. 4/1/1929 Louise Seger Ellis ; Justin Ring Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W401794 10-in. 4/5/1929 Mean to me Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W401795 10-in. 4/5/1929 Lover, come back to me! Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W401796 10-in. 4/5/1929 As long as you believe in me Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W401799 10-in. 4/9/1929 One moment more with you Seger Ellis ; Justin Ring Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W401800 10-in. 4/9/1929 You, just you Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W401801 10-in. 4/9/1929 Only for you Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W401961 10-in. 5/22/1929 Shivery stomp Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W402416 10-in. 6/4/1929 S'posin' Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W402417 10-in. 6/4/1929 To be in love (Espesh'lly with you) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W402463 10-in. 6/18/1929 Singin' in the rain Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble vocalist  
OKeh W402464 10-in. 6/18/1929 Your mother and mine Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W402495 10-in. 7/8/1929 You laughed when I told you I loved you Morelli's Bohemians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W402496 10-in. 7/8/1929 Joe College Morelli's Bohemians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W402556 10-in. 8/5/1929 John makes good licker Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Instrumental trio, with talk and female-male vocal duet speaker  
OKeh W402557 10-in. 8/5/1929 John makes good licker Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Instrumental trio, with talk and female-male vocal duet speaker  
OKeh W402861 10-in. 8/16/1929 Orange blossom time Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W402862 10-in. 8/16/1929 Nobody but you Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W402881 10-in. 8/23/1929 Ain't misbehavin' Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W402882 10-in. 8/26/1929 There was nothing else to do Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W402883 10-in. 8/26/1929 True blue Lou Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W402884 10-in. 8/27/1929 My song of the Nile Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W402971 10-in. 9/20/1929 My lover (Master of my heart) Seger Ellis ; Joe Green ; Royal Music Makers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W402972 10-in. 9/20/1929 There must be somebody waiting for me (In Loveland) Seger Ellis ; Joe Green ; Royal Music Makers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W402973 10-in. 9/20/1929 When the real thing comes your way Seger Ellis ; Joe Green ; Royal Music Makers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W402988 10-in. 9/24/1929 The medicine show Fiddlin' John Carson ; Emmett Miller Descriptive scene, with vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402989 10-in. 9/24/1929 The medicine show Fiddlin' John Carson ; Emmett Miller Descriptive scene, with vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W402992 10-in. 9/25/1929 The medicine show Fiddlin' John Carson ; Emmett Miller Descriptive scene, with vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano, speaker  
OKeh W402997 10-in. 9/25/1929 The medicine show Fiddlin' John Carson ; Emmett Miller Descriptive scene, with vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano, speaker  
OKeh W402998 10-in. 9/25/1929 The medicine show Fiddlin' John Carson ; Emmett Miller Descriptive scene, with vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano, speaker  
OKeh W402999 10-in. 9/25/1929 The medicine show Fiddlin' John Carson ; Emmett Miller Descriptive scene, with vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano, speaker  
OKeh W403057 10-in. 10/11/1929 I'm a dreamer—aren't we all? Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W403058 10-in. 10/11/1929 If I had a talking picture of you Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W403059 10-in. 10/11/1929 I don't want your kisses (If I can't have your love) Justin Reid Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W403075 10-in. 10/17/1929 Chant of the jungle Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W403076 10-in. 10/17/1929 Just you, just me Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W403077 10-in. 10/17/1929 That wonderful something (Is love) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W403497 10-in. 12/13/1929 A little kiss each morning (A little kiss each night) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W403498 10-in. 12/13/1929 Have a little faith in me Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W403618 10-in. 1/13/1930 Shine on, harvest moon Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W403619 10-in. 1/13/1930 Under a Texas moon Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W403658 10-in. 1/21/1930 St. James' Infirmary Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with violin and piano vocalist  
OKeh W403757 10-in. 2/14/1930 The perfect song Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano vocalist  
OKeh W403758 10-in. 2/14/1930 Love is like that Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano vocalist  
OKeh W403759 10-in. 2/14/1930 When the sun goes down Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano vocalist  
OKeh W403760 10-in. 2/14/1930 Blue lover Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano vocalist  
OKeh W403789 10-in. 2/28/1930 The moon is low Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, leader  
OKeh W403790 10-in. 2/28/1930 Should I? Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, leader  
OKeh W403793 10-in. 3/3/1930 There's danger in your eyes, chérie Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, leader  
OKeh W403794 10-in. 3/3/1930 What is this thing called love? Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, leader  
OKeh W403795 10-in. 3/3/1930 Montana call Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, leader  
OKeh W403849 10-in. 3/11/1930 When it's springtime in the Rockies Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W403863 10-in. 3/19/1930 You brought a new kind of love to me Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W403864 10-in. 3/19/1930 Livin' in the sunlight, lovin' in the moonlight Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W403871 10-in. 3/21/1930 Prairie blues Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
OKeh W403872 10-in. 3/21/1930 Sentimental blues Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
OKeh W403873 10-in. 3/21/1930 Shivery stomp Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
OKeh W403874 10-in. 3/21/1930 St. Louis blues Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W403885 10-in. 3/28/1930 I never dreamt Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W403886 10-in. 3/28/1930 Exactly like you Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W404235 10-in. 6/24/1930 Swingin' in a hammock Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W404236 10-in. 6/26/1930 Old New England moon Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W404270 10-in. 7/23/1930 Good evenin' Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W404271 10-in. 7/23/1930 I wonder how it feels (To be head over heels in love) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W404272 10-in. 7/23/1930 Little white lies Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W404273 10-in. 7/23/1930 Confessin' that I love you Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W404443 10-in. 9/16/1930 Sleepy-time gal Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W404452 10-in. 9/16/1930 What's the use? Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W404453 10-in. 9/16/1930 If I could be with you (One hour tonight) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W404516 10-in. 10/30/1930 Body and soul Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W404517 10-in. 10/30/1930 Somebody loves me Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W404518 10-in. 10/30/1930 Sweet Jennie Lee! Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W404525 10-in. 11/3/1930 Sunday Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W404526 10-in. 11/3/1930 My buddy Seger Ellis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W404562 10-in. 11/26/1930 Three little words Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W404563 10-in. 11/26/1930 You're driving me crazy! (What did I do?) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W404581 10-in. 12/20/1930 Cheerful little earful Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W404582 10-in. 12/20/1930 Tears Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W404583 10-in. 12/20/1930 You're the one I care for Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W404584 10-in. 12/20/1930 I miss a little miss Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Brunswick E35761 10-in. 12/18/1930 (You’re always sure of) My love for you Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist  
Brunswick E35762 10-in. 12/18/1930 The little things in life Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist  
Brunswick E35773 10-in. 12/22/1930 It’s a lonesome old town (When you’re not around) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist  
Brunswick E35774 10-in. 12/22/1930 To whom it may concern Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist  
Brunswick E36034 10-in. 2/6/1931 Tie a little string around your finger (So you’ll remember me) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E36035 10-in. 2/6/1931 Loveless love Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E36085 10-in. 2/17/1931 Loveless love Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E36190 10-in. 2/26/1931 Heartaches Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E36191 10-in. 2/26/1931 Teardrops and kisses Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E36192 10-in. 2/26/1931 I’ve found what I wanted in you Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E36220 10-in. 3/4/1931 One little raindrop Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E36872 10-in. 6/19/1931 Nevertheless (I’m in love with you) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E36873 10-in. 6/19/1931 As long as you’re there Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E4064-E4065 10-in. 11/11/1926 I want to be known as Susie's "feller" Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E4066-E4067 10-in. 11/11/1926 Sweet thing Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 333 10-in. 4/3/1936 I want to be discovered Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 334 10-in. 4/3/1936 It's no fun Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 342 10-in. 4/4/1936 Moonrise on the lowlands Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 749 10-in. 3/11/1937 Three little words Seger Ellis Choirs of Brass Orchestra vocalist, arranger  
Decca DLA 750 10-in. 3/11/1937 Bees knees Seger Ellis Choirs of Brass Orchestra arranger  
Decca DLA 751 10-in. 3/11/1937 A pretty girl is like a melody Seger Ellis Choirs of Brass Orchestra arranger  
Decca DLA 752 10-in. 3/11/1937 I know that you know Seger Ellis Choirs of Brass Orchestra arranger  
Decca DLA 753 10-in. 3/11/1937 Sometimes I'm happy Seger Ellis Choirs of Brass Orchestra vocalist, arranger  
Decca DLA 754 10-in. 3/11/1937 Shivery stomp Seger Ellis Choirs of Brass Orchestra arranger  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ellis, Seger," accessed January 27, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108317.

Ellis, Seger. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108317.

"Ellis, Seger." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 27 January 2023.

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