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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 76-87 of 87 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 76-87 of 87 records)

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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