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
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Voynow, Dick," accessed July 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109668.
Voynow, Dick. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109668.
"Voynow, Dick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 July 2021.
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