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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 (Results 26-50 of 87 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 87 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mole, Miff," accessed February 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109173.

Mole, Miff. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109173.

"Mole, Miff." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 February 2021.

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

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