Bill Challis

William H. Challis (July 8, 1904 – October 4, 1994) was an American jazz arranger, best known for his association with the Paul Whiteman orchestra.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 8, 1904 (Wilkes-Barre), Died October 4, 1994 (Luzerne)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, director, piano

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-30172 10-in. 1/12/1928 San Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-36815 10-in. 10/12/1926 Hush-a-bye Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Victor BVE-40211 10-in. 9/15/1927 Blue river Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Victor BVE-40212 10-in. 9/15/1927 Clementine (From New Orleans) Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor CVE-40901 12-in. 11/18/1927 Washboard blues Hoagy Carmichael ; Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Victor BVE-40937 10-in. 11/23/1927 Changes Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio arranger  
Victor BVE-41471 10-in. 1/28/1928 Back in your own back yard Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, arranger  
Victor BVE-43118 10-in. 2/28/1928 Sugar Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BVE-43120 10-in. 2/29/1928 When you're with somebody else Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BVE-43147 10-in. 3/16/1928 Little log cabin of dreams Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-43665 10-in. 4/22/1928 Forget-me-not Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Victor BVE-43667 10-in. 4/23/1928 Louisiana Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus director  
Victor BS-76379 10-in. 6/5/1933 Lazy bones Casa Loma Orchestra ; Glen Gray ; Walter Hunt Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-76380 10-in. 6/5/1933 My imaginary sweetheart Casa Loma Orchestra ; Glen Gray ; Kenny Sargent Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-76381 10-in. 6/5/1933 The night we met Casa Loma Orchestra ; Glen Gray ; Kenny Sargent Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-76382 10-in. 6/5/1933 Sophisticated lady Casa Loma Orchestra ; Glen Gray Jazz/dance band director  
Columbia 143260 10-in. 1/4/1927 Washboard blues Arkansaw Travellers [Red Nichols Orchestra] Jazz/dance band arranger  
Decca 73312 1/28/1946 Soft lights and sweet music Bobby Hackett Orchestra arranger, director  
Decca 73313 1/28/1946 What is there to say Bobby Hackett Orchestra arranger, director  
Decca 73343 2/5/1946 Soon Bobby Hackett Orchestra arranger, director  
Decca 73344 2/5/1946 With a song in my heart Bobby Hackett Orchestra arranger, director  
Decca 73345 2/5/1946 If there is someone lovelier than you Bobby Hackett Orchestra arranger, director  
Decca 73372 2/15/1946 Easy to love Bobby Hackett Orchestra arranger, director  
Decca 73373 2/15/1946 Yesterdays Bobby Hackett Orchestra arranger, director  
Decca 73374 2/15/1946 More than you know Bobby Hackett Orchestra arranger, director  
(Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Challis, Bill," accessed March 5, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108795.

Challis, Bill. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 5, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108795.

"Challis, Bill." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 5 March 2024.

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