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B. A. Rolfe

Benjamin Albert Rolfe (October 24, 1879 – April 23, 1956) was an American musician known as "The Boy Trumpet Wonder" who went on to be a bandleader, recording artist, radio personality, and film producer.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 24th, 1879 (Brasher Falls–Winthrop), Died Walpole

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, trumpet, director, composer, session supervisor

Notes: Sometimes sub-credited on disc labels as "Trumpet virtuoso."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 238 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MS-74665 16-in. 12/13/1932 Tracked around the world. Episode 1 B. A. Rolfe Radio program audition : Musical drama composer, session supervisor  
Victor MS-74666 16-in. 12/13/1932 Tracked around the world. Episode 1 B. A. Rolfe Radio program audition : Musical drama composer, session supervisor  
Victor MS-74667 16-in. 12/13/1932 Tracked around the world. Episode 2 B. A. Rolfe Radio program audition : Musical drama composer, session supervisor  
Victor MS-74668 16-in. 12/13/1932 Tracked around the world. Episode 2 B. A. Rolfe Radio program audition : Musical drama composer, session supervisor  
Victor MS-74669 16-in. 12/13/1932 Tracked around the world. Episode 3 B. A. Rolfe Radio program audition : Musical drama composer, session supervisor  
Victor CS-76068 12-in. 4/29/1933 Fanfare and opening music of the Terraplane program B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Radio broadcast : Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor LCS-76069 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 4/29/1933 Fanfare and opening music of the Terraplane program B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Radio broadcast : Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor MS-76658 16-in. 7/14/1933 The new Hudson program—audition B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Radio program audition : Dance music leader  
Victor MS-76659 16-in. 7/14/1933 The new Hudson program—audition B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Radio program audition : Dance music leader  
Victor MS-76662 16-in. 7/19/1933 Terraplane program. No. 1 B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Radio transcription disc : Orchestra, with male vocal trio director  
Victor MS-76663 16-in. 7/19/1933 Terraplane program. No. 2 B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Radio transcription disc : Orchestra, with male vocal trio director  
Victor MS-76664 16-in. 7/19/1933 Terraplane program. No. 3 B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Radio transcription disc : Orchestra, with male vocal trio director  
Victor MS-76665 16-in. 7/19/1933 Terraplane program. No. 4 B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Radio transcription disc : Orchestra, with male vocal trio director  
Victor MS-76666 16-in. 7/19/1933 Terraplane program. No. 5 B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Radio transcription disc : Orchestra, with male vocal trio director  
Victor MS-76667 16-in. 7/19/1933 Terraplane program. No. 6 B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Radio transcription disc : Orchestra, with male vocal trio director  
Edison 10104 12-in. 5/14/1926 June sample record no. 7 Jack Stillman Orchestra ; Jazz Babies ; Earl Oliver ; Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe ; Tennessee Happy Boys Dubbed recordings leader  
Edison 10107 12-in. 6/10/1926 July sample record no. 8 Jack Stillman Orchestra ; Markel's Orchestra ; Mike Speciale Orchestra ; Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Dubbed recordings leader  
Edison 10115 12-in. 10/14/1926 November sample record no. 12 Aloha Hawaiian Orchestra ; Duke Yellman Orchestra ; Joe Candullo and his Orchestra ; Constance Mering ; Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Dubbed recordings leader  
Edison 10949 10-in. 4/29/1926 What good is 'good-morning'? Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Edison 10950 10-in. 4/29/1926 Reaching for the moon Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Edison 10983 10-in. 5/14/1926 Bye bye blackbird Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Edison 10984 10-in. 5/14/1926 Blue bonnet—you make me feel blue Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Edison 10986 10-in. 5/17/1926 Talking to the moon Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet, leader  
Edison 10990 10-in. 5/19/1926 Give me today (And you can have tomorrow) Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Edison 11023 10-in. 6/4/1926 Roses remind me of you Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 238 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rolfe, B. A.," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109984.

Rolfe, B. A.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109984.

"Rolfe, B. A.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

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