Leon Roppolo

Leon Joseph Roppolo (March 16, 1902 – October 5, 1943) was a prominent early jazz clarinetist, best known for his playing with the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. He also played saxophone and guitar.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 16th, 1902 (Lutcher), Died New Orleans

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer

Notes: Also plays clarinet.

See Also: New Orleans Rhythm Kings

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 48 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-27609 10-in. 2/20/1923 Farewell blues Ross Gorman ; Virginians Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor B-28718 10-in. 10/4/1923 Tin roof blues The Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-33379 10-in. 9/14/1925 Milenberg joys Busse's Buzzards Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-43187 10-in. 3/28/1928 Farewell blues Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and chorus songwriter  
Victor BSHQ-73181 10-in. 8/9/1932 Milenberg joys Rhythm Boys Vocal and instrumental quartet composer  
Victor BS-74852 10-in. 12/13/1932 Milenberg joys Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-94192 10-in. 9/7/1935 Farewell blues Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor PBS-019411 10-in. 7/7/1938 Milenberg joys Freddy Martin Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-024426 10-in. 8/1/1938 Milenberg joys Larry Clinton Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-028175 10-in. 10/31/1938 Tin roof blues Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-030308 10-in. 11/23/1938 Farewell blues Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-030361 10-in. 12/6/1938 Milenberg joys Don Redman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-031805 10-in. 1/19/1939 Milenberg joys Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-031806 10-in. 1/19/1939 Milenberg joys Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-037732 10-in. 6/19/1939 Farewell blues Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-038175 10-in. 8/1/1939 Farewell blues Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-067549 10-in. 8/11/1941 Farewell blues Dixieland Octet of NBC's Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street ; Dr. Gino Hamilton ; Henry Levine Jazz/dance band, with speaker songwriter  
Columbia 80887 10-in. 3/6/1923 Farewell blues Georgians Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 140319 10-in. 2/4/1925 Tin roof blues Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W140709 10-in. 6/22/1925 Milenberg joys Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W140710 10-in. 6/22/1925 Tin roof blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W142317 10-in. 6/18/1926 Farewell blues Gus Mulcay Harmonica solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W142547 10-in. 8/20/1926 Farewell blues Virgina Childs Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano songwriter  
Columbia W142793 10-in. 10/18/1926 Farewell blues Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Columbia W143433 10-in. 3/7/1927 Tin roof blues Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) composer  
(Results 1-25 of 48 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Roppolo, Leon," accessed September 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109946.

Roppolo, Leon. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109946.

"Roppolo, Leon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 September 2020.

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