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Miff Mole

Irving Milfred Mole, known professionally as Miff Mole (March 11, 1898 – April 29, 1961) was a jazz trombonist and band leader. He is generally considered one of the greatest jazz trombonists and credited with creating "the first distinctive and influential solo jazz trombone style."

His major recordings included "Slippin' Around", "Red Hot Mama" in 1924 with Sophie Tucker on vocals, "Miff's Blues", "There'll Come a Time (Wait and See)", on the film soundtrack to the 2008 movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Birth and Death Data: Born March 11th, 1898 (Roosevelt), Died New York City

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone, leader, songwriter, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 87 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-37768 10-in. 2/11/1927 Delirium Red and Miff's Stompers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-37769 10-in. 2/11/1927 Davenport blues Red and Miff's Stompers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-40168 10-in. 10/12/1927 Slippin' around Red and Miff's Stompers Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-40169 10-in. 10/12/1927 Feeling no pain Red and Miff's Stompers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Columbia W141559 10-in. 1/26/1926 Oh, how I've waited for you Donald Lindley ; Miff Mole ; Arthur Schutt Trumpet, trombone, and piano instrumentalist, trombone  
Columbia W141560 10-in. 1/26/1926 Fallen arches Donald Lindley ; Miff Mole ; Arthur Schutt Trumpet, trombone, and piano instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W80338 10-in. 1/26/1927 Alexander's ragtime band Miff Mole's Molers Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W80339 10-in. 1/26/1927 Some sweet day Miff Mole's Molers Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W80340 10-in. 1/26/1927 Hurricane Miff Mole's Molers Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W80501 10-in. 3/7/1927 Davenport blues Miff Mole's Molers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W80502 10-in. 3/7/1927 Darktown Strutters' Ball Miff Mole's Molers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W80503 10-in. 3/7/1927 A hot time in the old town Miff Mole's Molers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W81296 10-in. 8/30/1927 Imagination Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W81297 10-in. 8/30/1927 Feelin' no pain Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W81298 10-in. 8/30/1927 Original Dixieland one-step Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W81413 10-in. 9/1/1927 My gal Sal Little Molers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W81414 10-in. 9/1/1927 Honolulu blues Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W81415 10-in. 9/1/1927 The new twister Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W400003 10-in. 1/9/1928 There'll come a time (Wait and see) Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh W400849 10-in. 7/6/1928 One step to heaven Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W400850 10-in. 7/6/1928 Shim-me-sha-wabble Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W400895 10-in. 7/27/1928 Crazy rhythm Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone, leader  
OKeh W400896 10-in. 7/27/1928 You took advantage of me Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W401394 10-in. 11/26/1928 You're the cream in my coffee Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W401395 10-in. 11/26/1928 Wild Oat Joe Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trombone  
(Results 1-25 of 87 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mole, Miff," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109173.

Mole, Miff. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109173.

"Mole, Miff." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109173

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