Bob Zurke

Bob Zurke (January 7, 1912 – February 16, 1944) was an American jazz pianist, arranger, composer and briefly a bandleader during the Swing era.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 7, 1912 (Detroit), Died February 16, 1944 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, director, composer, arranger

Notes: His nickname, "The Ole Tom Cat of the Keys," appears on disc labels and Victor ledgers.

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 161 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-046000 10-in. 12/15/1939 I want my mama Delta Rhythm Band ; Evelyn Poe ; Bob Zurke Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-050534 10-in. 5/8/1940 I'm losing my mind (Because of you) Delta Rhythm Band ; Evelyn Poe ; Bob Zurke Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-050535 10-in. 5/8/1940 Cow Cow blues Delta Rhythm Band ; Bob Zurke Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-050536 10-in. 5/8/1940 Rhumboogie Delta Rhythm Band ; Evelyn Poe ; Bob Zurke Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-050537 10-in. 5/8/1940 I bought a wooden whistle Delta Rhythm Band ; Evelyn Poe ; Bob Zurke Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61148 10-in. 6/9/1936 On the beach at Bali-Bali Connie Boswell instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61149 10-in. 6/9/1936 Swing me a lullaby Connie Boswell instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61150 10-in. 6/9/1936 I met my Waterloo Connie Boswell instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61151 10-in. 6/9/1936 You can call it swing Connie Boswell instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61162 10-in. 6/12/1936 Pagan love song Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61163 10-in. 6/12/1936 Come back, sweet Papa Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61164 10-in. 6/12/1936 Sugar foot strut-1 Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61165 10-in. 6/12/1936 Stornpin' at the Savoy Bob Crosby Orchestra ; Judy Garland instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61166 10-in. 6/12/1936 Swing Mr. Charlie Bob Crosby Orchestra ; Judy Garland instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61180 10-in. 6/16/1936 Guess who Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61181 10-in. 6/16/1936 Cross patch Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61182 10-in. 6/16/1936 Big Chief De Soto Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61183 10-in. 6/16/1936 Marry has a little lamb Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61184 10-in. 6/16/1936 Savoy blues Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61213 10-in. 8/19/1936 My kingdom for a kiss Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61214 10-in. 8/19/1936 Through the courtesy of love Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61215 10-in. 8/19/1936 Peter piper Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61216 10-in. 8/19/1936 Woman on my weary mind Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61217 10-in. 8/19/1936 Royal garden blues-1 Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61589 10-in. 2/8/1937 The old spinning wheel Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 26-50 of 161 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Zurke, Bob," accessed February 6, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109745.

Zurke, Bob. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 6, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109745.

"Zurke, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 6 February 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109745

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