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 76-100 of 166 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca DLA 2737 10-in. 9/5/1941 Ten day furlough Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2746 10-in. 9/10/1941 Blues in the night Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2747 10-in. 9/10/1941 This time the dream's on me Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2748 10-in. 9/10/1941 I'd love to love you again Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2749 10-in. 9/10/1941 Hot chestnuts Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3212 10-in. 10/7/1943 My first love Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3213 10-in. 10/7/1943 That wonderful worrisome feeling Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3214 10-in. 10/7/1943 Besame mucho (Kiss me much) Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3215 10-in. 10/7/1943 King Porter stomp Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3216 10-in. 10/7/1943 Star eyes Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3217 10-in. 10/7/1943 They're either too young or too old Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3246 10-in. 10/27/1943 Do you know? Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3247 10-in. 10/27/1943 My ideal Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3248 10-in. 10/27/1943 Sack house stomp Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3249 10-in. 10/27/1943 When they ask about you Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 5234 12/2/1949 Sitting by the window Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 5235 12/2/1949 Just for old times Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 5236 12/2/1949 By the waters of Minnetonka Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 5237 12/2/1949 Crew cut Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 5822 9/6/1950 Ellington echoes: Part 1: Sophisticated lady ; I let a song go out of my heart Eddie Miller instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 5823 9/6/1950 Ellington echoes: Part 2: In a sentimental mood/Solitude Eddie Miller instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 5868 10/9/1950 King Cotton Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 5869 10/9/1950 Hands across the sea Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 5870 10/9/1950 Echo in the cavern Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 5871 10/9/1950 High school cadets Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 76-100 of 166 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Linn, Ray," accessed October 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109743.

Linn, Ray. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109743.

"Linn, Ray." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 October 2021.

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