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Seger Ellis

Seger Pillot Ellis (July 4, 1904 – September 29, 1995) was an American jazz pianist and vocalist. He also made a few brief film appearances, most notably in collaboration with director Ida Lupino.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 4, 1904 (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.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 101-125 of 246 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 101-125 of 246 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ellis, Seger," accessed June 16, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108317.

Ellis, Seger. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 16, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108317.

"Ellis, Seger." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 16 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108317

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