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 76-100 of 161 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 63390 10-in. 3/10/1938 Tea for two Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63395 10-in. 3/10/1938 Down on the levee Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63396 10-in. 3/10/1938 Old man Ben Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63423 10-in. 3/14/1938 March of the Bob Cats Bob Crosby's Bob Cats instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63424 10-in. 3/14/1938 Palesteena Bob Crosby's Bob Cats instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63425 10-in. 3/14/1938 Slow mood Bob Crosby's Bob Cats instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63426 10-in. 3/14/1938 Big foot jump Bob Crosby's Bob Cats instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63427 10-in. 3/14/1938 The big crash from China Bob Crosby's Bob Cats instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63428 10-in. 3/14/1938 Five point blues Bob Crosby's Bob Cats instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64927 10-in. 1/23/1939 Skaters waltz in swingtime Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64928 10-in. 1/23/1939 Stomp off, let's go Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64929 10-in. 1/23/1939 Smokey Mary Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64930 10-in. 1/23/1939 South Rampart Street parade Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64931 10-in. 1/23/1939 Song of the wanderer Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64932 10-in. 1/23/1939 Cherry Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64933 10-in. 1/23/1939 Eye opener Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64988 10-in. 2/6/1939 Begin the beguine The Andrews Sisters ; Bob Crosby's Bob Cats instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64989 10-in. 2/6/1939 Hindustan Bob Crosby's Bob Cats instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64990 10-in. 2/6/1939 Long time no see The Andrews Sisters ; Bob Crosby's Bob Cats instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64991 10-in. 2/6/1939 Mournin' blues Bob Crosby's Bob Cats instrumentalist, piano  
Decca C 91511 10-in. 10/14/1938 You must have been a beautiful baby Bing Crosby instrumentalist, piano  
Decca C 91512 10-in. 10/14/1938 Old folks Bing Crosby instrumentalist, piano  
Decca C 91513 10-in. 10/14/1938 My reverie Bing Crosby instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91514 10-in. 10/14/1938 Speak to me of love-2 Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 91515 10-in. 10/14/1938 Big bass viol-1 Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 76-100 of 161 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Zurke, Bob," accessed February 4, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109745.

Zurke, Bob. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 4, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109745.

"Zurke, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 4 February 2023.

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

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