Bob Carleton

Robert Louis Carleton (aka Bob Carleton) (November 8, 1894 or 1896, Missouri — July 13, 1956, Burbank, California) was an American pianist and composer of popular music.

He composed over 500 songs, including the World War I hit, "Ja-Da" in 1918. He made a brief appearance as a pianist in the 1946 film Bringing Up Father.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 8th, 1896, Died July 13th, 1956

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-22422 10-in. 11/15/1918 Ja-da Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-22646 10-in. 3/21/1919 You'll find old Dixieland in France Pietro Accordion solo composer  
Victor B-26215 10-in. 2/24/1922 Teasin' All Star Trio ; All Star Trio Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28549 10-in. 9/11/1923 Struttin' Jim Isabelle Patricola Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-101454 10-in. 4/15/1936 Jada Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-030318 10-in. 11/28/1938 Ja-da Tommy Ladnier Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-047688 10-in. 2/13/1940 Ja-da Oklahoma Playboys ; Jimmie Revard String band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-060639 10-in. 2/12/1941 Number Ten Lullaby Lane Joe Reichman Orchestra ; Marion Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 78160 10-in. 10/25/1918 Ja-da (ja da, ja da, jing jing!) Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 78256 10-in. 1/17/1919 Ja-da! (Ja-da, ja-da, jing, jing, jing) Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80178 10-in. 2/10/1922 Teasin' Eddie Elkins' Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80199 10-in. 2/16/1922 Teasin' Paul Biese Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80254 10-in. 3/20/1922 Teasin' Garber-Davis Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W144119 10-in. 5/10/1927 Ja, da (Ja da, ja da, jing, jing, jing!) Arkansaw Travellers [Red Nichols Orchestra] Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 478 10-in. ca. Nov. 1918 Ja da New Orleans Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 540 10-in. ca. Jan. 1919 Ja-da (Ja da, ja da, jing, jing, jing!) Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-70585 10-in. Apr. 1922 Teasin' Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 7725 10-in. approximately Mar. 1922 Teasin' Benny Krueger’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 6438 10-in. between 11/1/1918 and 11/4/1918 Ja-da! (Ja-da, ja-da, jing, jing, jing) Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Edison 8378 10-in. 3/10/1922 Teasin' Vincent Lopez Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carleton, Bob," accessed November 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109913.

Carleton, Bob. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109913.

"Carleton, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109913

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