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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 51-75 of 87 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 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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