Dick Voynow

Richard F. "Dick" Voynow (c. 1900 – September 15, 1944) was a jazz pianist and composer. He was a member and leader of The Wolverines.

Voynow replaced Dud Mecum on piano in The Wolverines during the band's booking at the Stockton Club in Ohio. He eventually became the band's business manager and leader. He remained relatively unknown, in part because The Wolverines featured one of the most famous of jazz musicians – Bix Beiderbecke. Voynow is also known as co-composer of "Riverboat Shuffle".

He worked as a recording manager from the late 1920s for companies including the combined Brunswick and Decca labels. In the 1940s he was a recording executive in California. He died in Los Angeles on September 15, 1944, after a long illness.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1900, Died September 15th, 1944

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, piano, composer, songwriter, vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-32715 10-in. 5/23/1925 Riverboat shuffle Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-043894 10-in. 11/22/1939 Riverboat shuffle Ragtime Band [Muggsy Spanier] Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W140556 10-in. 4/27/1925 Riverboat shuffle Cotton Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh W81072 10-in. 5/9/1927 Riverboat shuffle Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick 15144-15146 10-in. 3/12/1925 Riverboat shuffle Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C1971 10-in. 5/24/1928 Limehouse blues Original Wolverines ; Richard Dick Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C1972 10-in. 5/24/1928 Dear old Southland Original Wolverines ; Richard Dick Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader  
Brunswick C2071 10-in. 7/18/1928 Ace in the hole Les Backer Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C2072 10-in. 7/18/1928 Les Backer’s yodeling blues Les Backer Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C2073 10-in. 7/18/1928 Downhearted yodel blues Les Backer Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C2441 10-in. 10/15/1928 Sonny boy Wolverines Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick C2442 10-in. 10/15/1928 There’s a rainbow ‘round my shoulder Wolverines Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick C2737 10-in. 12/31/1928 There’s a rainbow ‘round my shoulder Harry Maxfield ; Wolverines Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick C2738 10-in. 12/31/1928 Sonny boy Harry Maxfield ; Wolverines Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick C2885 10-in. 1/29/1929 I’ll never ask for more Wolverines Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick C2886 10-in. 1/29/1929 If I had you Wolverines Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick C2887 10-in. 1/29/1929 I faw down an’ go boom! Wolverines Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C1290-C1291 10-in. 10/12/1927 Royal Garden blues Original Wolverines ; Richard Dick Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C1292-C1294 10-in. 10/12/1927 Shim-me-sha-wabble Original Wolverines ; Richard Dick Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C1303-C1305 10-in. 10/12/1927 A good man is hard to find Original Wolverines ; Richard Dick Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C1306-C1308 10-in. 10/12/1927 The new twister Original Wolverines ; Richard Dick Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick TC2195 10-in. 8/10/1928 Remember September Dick Voynow Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Brunswick E24224-E24226 10-in. 8/15/1927 Riverboat shuffle Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Voynow, Dick," accessed July 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109668.

Voynow, Dick. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109668.

"Voynow, Dick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109668

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