Henry Halstead

Henry Halstead (November 16, 1897 – March 19, 1984) was an American bandleader. His orchestra began in early 1922 and over the next twenty years had regular engagements at hotels in New York and California.

Halstead had from 15 to 20 band members at any given time. His orchestra appeared in numerous short subjects on the screen and made over 100 records, mainly with Victor Records. He appeared in short films released by RKO Radio.

After rising to fame on radio and on the west coast, his orchestra was named the Favorite Band of Movieland. His fans included Marion Davies, Sylvia Sidney, Fredric March, Claudette Colbert, Kay Francis, Rudolph Valentino, Roscoe Arbuckle, Maurice Chevalier, Clark Gable, Norma Shearer, Greta Garbo, Clive Brook, Gary Cooper, Marian Nixon, Jack Oakie, Buddy Rogers, and Ruth Chatterton.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 16th, 1897 (El Paso)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1930

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

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-26999 10-in. 10/25/1922 To-morrow will be brighter than to-day Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-50553 10-in. 3/22/1929 Tear drops Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BVE-50554 10-in. 3/22/1929 Wandering home Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band (takes 1-3); with male vocal solo (takes 4-7) leader  
Victor PBVE-50582 10-in. 4/4/1929 The night among the roses Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor PBVE-50583 10-in. 4/4/1929 Rose of Algiers Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BVE-50801 10-in. 4/8/1929 One moment more with you Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BVE-50802 10-in. 4/8/1929 China boy Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor PB-38 10-in. 6/19/1924 Sweet little you Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor PB-39 10-in. 6/19/1924 Bull frog serenade Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor PB-40 10-in. 6/20/1924 Panama Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor PB-41 10-in. 6/20/1924 That's my girl Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor PB-42 10-in. 6/20/1924 Bygones Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor PB-43 10-in. 6/20/1924 Frantic Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor PB-45 10-in. 8/30/1924 Tessie (stop teasin' me) Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor PB-53 10-in. 9/12/1924 I don't know why Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor PB-54 10-in. 9/12/1924 China girl Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter, leader  
Victor PB-59 10-in. 1/23/1925 Playmates Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor PB-60 10-in. 1/23/1925 On the way to Monterey Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor PB-85 10-in. 2/6/1925 Moonlight and roses (bring mem'ries of you) Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor PBVE-121 10-in. 8/24/1925 Lonesome Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor PBVE-122 10-in. 8/24/1925 Moon dear Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor PBVE-205 10-in. 5/10/1926 Under the ukulele tree Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor PBVE-215 10-in. 5/12/1926 Give me to-day (and you can have to-morrow) Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor PBVE-216 10-in. 5/12/1926 The roses brought me you Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor PBVE-217 10-in. 5/12/1926 If I were king Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
(Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Halstead, Henry," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109613.

Halstead, Henry. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109613.

"Halstead, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109613

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