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 October 5th, 1943 (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

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 142317 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  
Columbia W143533 10-in. 2/25/1927 Farewell blues Charleston Chasers ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W148930 10-in. 8/21/1929 Farewell blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia [W]149955 10-in. 1/31/1930 Farewell blues Mills Merry Makers Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh 8905 10-in. 1/23/1925 Golden leaf strut Original New Orleans Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-71446 10-in. Apr. 1923 Farewell blues Finzel's Arcadia Orchestra of Detroit Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-71499 12-in. May 1923 Farewell blues Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Eva Taylor Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-71575 10-in. May 1923 Farewell blues Handy's Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-71605 10-in. June 1923 Tin roof blues Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-72543 10-in. May 1924 Farewell blues Johnny Marvin ; Charles Sargent Male vocal duet songwriter  
OKeh W80402 10-in. 2/8/1927 Farewell blues The Goofus Five Jazz/dance ensemble songwriter  
Brunswick 9767-9769 10-in. approximately Jan. 1923 Farewell blues Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick E16189-E16191 10-in. 8/21/1925 Milenberg joys Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C2156 10-in. 7/28/1928 Milenberg joys Lil Hardaway Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal composer  
Brunswick C2336 10-in. 9/22/1928 Milenberg joys Lil Hardaway Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal composer  
Brunswick TC3453 10-in. 5/3/1929 Farewell blues Vierra’s Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Brunswick C701-C702 10-in. 2/23/1927 Milenberg joys Rodney Rogers’ Red Peppers Guitar trio, with vocal composer  
Brunswick C1316-C1319 10-in. 10/14/1927 Milenberg joys Rodney Rogers’ Red Peppers String band, with vocal composer  
Brunswick E27684 10-in. 6/11/1928 Tin roof blues Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 19194 10-in. 5/16/1929 Farewell blues Campus Cut-Ups Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Edison N-898 10-in. 5/16/1929 Farewell blues Campus Cut-Ups Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Vocalion E4018-E4019 10-in. 10/28/1926 Milenberg joys Lethia Hill Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Vocalion E6669-E6670 10-in. 10/14/1927 Farewell blues Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Vocalion 392W-393W 10-in. 2/19/1925 Farewell blues Earl and Bell Male vocal duet, with guitar songwriter  
Vocalion 921W-923W 10-in. 6/23/1925 Milenberg joys Tennessee Tooters Jazz/dance band composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Roppolo, Leon," accessed April 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109946.

Roppolo, Leon. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109946.

"Roppolo, Leon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 April 2021.

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