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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 April 29th, 1961 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1944

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

Recordings

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 instrumentalist, trombone, leader  
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 instrumentalist, trombone, leader  
OKeh W401395 10-in. 11/26/1928 Wild Oat Joe Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone, leader  
OKeh W401815 10-in. 4/19/1929 I've got a feeling I'm falling Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone, leader  
OKeh W401816 10-in. 4/19/1929 That's a plenty Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone, leader  
OKeh W402529 10-in. 7/12/1929 Birmingham Bertha Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W402530 10-in. 7/12/1929 Moanin' low Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W402986 10-in. 9/24/1929 You made me love you Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W402987 10-in. 9/24/1929 After you've gone Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W403740 10-in. 2/6/1930 Navy blues Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W403741 10-in. 2/6/1930 Lucky little devil Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W490036 10-in. 2/6/1930 Navy blues Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trombone  
OKeh W490037 10-in. 2/6/1930 Lucky little devil Little Molers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trombone  
Brunswick 15490-15492 10-in. 4/9/1925 Those Panama mamas Cotton Pickers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Brunswick 15493-15494 10-in. 4/9/1925 Down and out blues Cotton Pickers ; Miff Mole Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Brunswick E27606 10-in. 5/29/1928 There’ll come a time Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 11245 10-in. 10/13/1926 Alabama stomp Red and Miff's Stompers Jazz/dance band leader  
Edison 11246 10-in. 10/13/1926 Stampede Red and Miff's Stompers Jazz/dance band leader  
Decca 65358 10-in. 4/6/1939 Heat wave Paul Whiteman's Bouncing Brass instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 65359 10-in. 4/6/1939 Home again blues Paul Whiteman's Bouncing Brass instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 65360 10-in. 4/6/1939 I've found a new baby Paul Whiteman's Bouncing Brass instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 65361 10-in. 4/6/1939 Rose room Paul Whiteman's Bouncing Brass instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 65366 10-in. 4/8/1939 Three little fishies Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 65367 10-in. 4/8/1939 Hooray for spinach Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 65368 10-in. 4/8/1939 Step up and shake my hand Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 65369 10-in. 4/8/1939 Now and then Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 65370 10-in. 4/8/1939 Mandy Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 65429 12-in. 4/18/1939 Concerto in F (Gershwin): 1st mvt. , part 1 Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 65430 12-in. 4/18/1939 Concerto in F (Gershwin): 1st mvt., part 2 Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 65431 12-in. 4/18/1939 Concerto in F (Gershwin): 2nd mvt. Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 65432 12-in. 4/18/1939 Concerto in F (Gershwin): 3rd mvt. Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 65581 10-in. 5/16/1939 Lazy Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 65781 10-in. 6/13/1939 Say it with music Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 65782 10-in. 6/13/1939 Lady of the evening Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 65783 10-in. 6/13/1939 All alone Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 65784 10-in. 6/13/1939 Remember Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 66906 10-in. 11/24/1939 All the things you are Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 66907 10-in. 11/24/1939 All in fun Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 66908 10-in. 11/24/1939 Heaven in my arms Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 66909 10-in. 11/24/1939 That lucky fellow Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 66996 10-in. 12/21/1939 The creaking old mill on the creek Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 66997 10-in. 12/21/1939 The gaucho serenade Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 66998 10-in. 12/21/1939 Darn that dream Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 66999 10-in. 12/21/1939 My fantasy Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 67014 12-in. 1/3/1940 Manhattan serenade Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 67015 12-in. 1/3/1940 Manhattan moonlight Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 67016 12-in. 1/3/1940 Metropolitan nocturne Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 67021 12-in. 1/4/1940 Manhattan masquerade Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 67022 12-in. 1/4/1940 Side street in Gotham, part 1 Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 67023 12-in. 1/4/1940 Side street in Gotham, part 2 Paul Whiteman Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Vocalion E6819-E6820 10-in. 12/2/1927 There’ll come a time when you’ll need me Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Decca T-1909 10-in. 12/18/1943 Squeeze me Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca T-1910 10-in. 12/18/1943 When I grow too old to dream Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca T-1911 10-in. 12/18/1943 Too many times Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca T-1912 10-in. 12/18/1943 The sheik of Araby Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca N 1652 10-in. 2/9/1944 Ballin' the jack Miff Mole instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca N 1653 10-in. 2/9/1944 Peg o' my heart Miff Mole instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca N 1654 10-in. 2/9/1944 At the jazz band ball Miff Mole instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca N 1655 10-in. 2/9/1944 At sundown Miff Mole instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca N 1656 10-in. 2/9/1944 How come you do me like you do? Miff Mole instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca N 1657 10-in. 2/9/1944 (I would do) Anything for you Miff Mole instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca N 1658 10-in. 2/9/1944 I ain't gonna give nobody none of my jelly roll Miff Mole instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca N 1659 10-in. 2/9/1944 If I had you Miff Mole instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca N 1660 10-in. 2/9/1944 Beale Street blues Miff Mole instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca N 1661 10-in. 2/9/1944 Barnyard blues (false start) ; Barnyard blues Miff Mole instrumentalist, trombone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mole, Miff," accessed March 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109173.

Mole, Miff. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109173.

"Mole, Miff." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 March 2021.

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

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