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), Died March 19th, 1984
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1930
Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, songwriter, violin, composer
Recordings (Results 26-37 of 37 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||PBVE-218||10-in.||5/12/1926||Dream of love and you||Henry Halstead Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus||leader|
|Victor||PBVE-318||10-in.||5/16/1927||My idea of heaven (is to be in love with you)||Henry Halstead Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||leader|
|Victor||PBVE-319||10-in.||5/16/1927||Rosy cheeks||Henry Halstead Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Victor||PBVE-320||10-in.||5/16/1927||Pal of my lonesome hours||Henry Halstead Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Victor||PBVE-321||10-in.||5/16/1927||Ain't that too bad?||Henry Halstead Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Columbia||80594||10-in.||10/10/1922||To-morrow (Will be brighter than to-day)||Paul Biese Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||140393||10-in.||2/25/1925||China girl||Clover Gardens Orchestra ; William C. Polla||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||9111||10-in.||May 1925||China girl||Jimmy Joy ; St. Anthony Hotel Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-71835||10-in.||Sept. 1923||Will you always love me?||Green Brothers' Marimba-Saxo Band||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||W403755||10-in.||2/11/1930||China girl||Casa Loma Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Brunswick||11196-11199||10-in.||8/15/1923||Will you always love me||Paul Ash ; Granada Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Vocalion||299W-301W||10-in.||1/29/1925||China girl||Golden Pheasant Orchestra ; Austin Wylie||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Halstead, Henry," accessed November 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109613.
Halstead, Henry. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109613.
"Halstead, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 November 2020.
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