Bill Dillard

Bill Dillard (July 20, 1911 – 1995) was an American swing music jazz trumpeter, actor and singer born in Pennsylvania, probably better known for his work with the big bands of Benny Carter, Luis Russell and Teddy Hill, among others. He also had an acting career on Broadway.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 20th, 1911 (Pennsylvania), Died January 16th, 1995

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-98398 10-in. 12/27/1935 The music goes 'round and around Bill Dillard ; Little Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus vocalist  
Victor BS-98399 10-in. 12/27/1935 I'm building up to an awful let-down Bill Dillard ; Little Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-98600 10-in. 12/27/1935 I'm shooting high Bill Dillard ; Little Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-98601 10-in. 12/27/1935 I've got my fingers crossed Bill Dillard ; Little Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-06462 10-in. 3/26/1937 The love bug will bite you (if you don't watch out) Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-06463 10-in. 3/26/1937 Would you like to buy a dream? Beatrice Douglas ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-06464 10-in. 3/26/1937 Big Boy Blue Bill Dillard ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist  
Victor BS-06465 10-in. 3/26/1937 Where is the sun? Beatrice Douglas ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-06466 10-in. 3/26/1937 The Harlem twister Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-06467 10-in. 3/26/1937 My Marie Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-07925 10-in. 4/23/1937 I know now Bill Dillard ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-07926 10-in. 4/23/1937 The lady who couldn't be kissed Bill Dillard ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-07927 10-in. 4/23/1937 (Have you forgotten) The you and me that used to be Bill Dillard ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-07928 10-in. 4/23/1937 A study in brown Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-07929 10-in. 4/23/1937 Twilight in Turkey Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-07930 10-in. 4/23/1937 China boy Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-010206 10-in. 5/17/1937 San Anton' Bill Dillard ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-010207 10-in. 5/17/1937 I'm happy darling, dancing with you Bill Dillard ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-010208 10-in. 5/17/1937 Yours and mine Bill Dillard ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-010209 10-in. 5/17/1937 I'm feelin' like a million Bill Dillard ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Gramophone 0LA1894 10-in. 7/12/1937 I've found a new baby Dicky Wells Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 39693 10-in. 7/10/1935 If the moon turns green Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 39694 10-in. 7/10/1935 Lulu's back in tovm Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 39723 10-in. 7/18/1935 In a little gypsy tea room Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 39724 10-in. 7/18/1935 I never saw a better night Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dillard, Bill," accessed September 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109422.

Dillard, Bill. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109422.

"Dillard, Bill." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 September 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109422

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