Ray Linn

Not related to actor-singer Ray Linn Jr. (1914–1994).

Ray Linn (October 20, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois – November 1996 in Columbus, Ohio) was an American jazz trumpeter.

Linn's first major engagements came in the late 1930s, playing with Tommy Dorsey (1938–41) and Woody Herman (1941-42). He would return to play with Herman again several times, in 1945, 1947, and 1955-59. In the 1940s he spent time with Jimmy Dorsey (1942–45), Benny Goodman (1943, 1947), Artie Shaw (1944–46), and Boyd Raeburn (1946). He moved to Los Angeles in 1945, where he worked extensively as a studio musician, in addition to playing with Bob Crosby (1950–51) and his extended final tenure with Herman. He spent much of the 1960s playing music for television, including The Lawrence Welk Show.

Linn recorded eight tunes as a leader in 1946, and full-length albums in 1978 and 1980, the latter of which are Dixieland jazz efforts.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 20th, 1920 (Chicago), Died November 4th, 1996 (Columbus)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1959

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 164 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-055108 10-in. 10/16/1940 Swing time up in Harlem Connie Haines ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-055109 10-in. 10/16/1940 Swing high Ziggy Elman ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with trumpet soloist instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-055110 10-in. 10/16/1940 Do you know why Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-055111 10-in. 10/16/1940 Isn't that just like love Connie Haines ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-055112 10-in. 10/16/1940 Swanee River Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 69311 10-in. 6/5/1941 Love me a little Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 69312 10-in. 6/5/1941 Hey doc! Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 69313 10-in. 6/5/1941 Don't cry, cherie Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 69314 10-in. 6/5/1941 Prisoner of love Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 69315 10-in. 6/5/1941 There goes that song again Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 69316 10-in. 6/5/1941 Loveliness and love Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70079 10-in. 12/18/1941 Someone's rocking my dreamboat Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70080 10-in. 12/18/1941 Rose o'day (The Filla-ga-dusha song) Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70081 10-in. 12/18/1941 Night of nights (Tura lura li) Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70082 10-in. 12/18/1941 I think of you Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70083 10-in. 12/18/1941 Fooled Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70248 10-in. 1/28/1942 A string of pearls Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70249 10-in. 1/28/1942 Skylark Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70250 10-in. 1/28/1942 The lamplighter's serenade Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70251 10-in. 1/28/1942 You can't hold a memory in your arms Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70615 10-in. 4/2/1942 There are rivers to cross (before we meet again) Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70616 10-in. 4/2/1942 We'll meet again Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70617 10-in. 4/2/1942 She'll always remember Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70618 10-in. 4/2/1942 A soldier dreams (of you tonight) Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70619 10-in. 4/2/1942 Amen Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 164 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Linn, Ray," accessed August 7, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109743.

Linn, Ray. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 7, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109743.

"Linn, Ray." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 7 August 2020.

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