Manny Klein

Emmanuel "Mannie" Klein (February 4, 1908 – May 31, 1994) was an American jazz trumpeter most associated with swing.

He began recording with The Ambassadors for Vocalion in 1924, went with Paul Whiteman in 1928 and was active throughout the 1930s as a studio musician and playing with Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and others. In 1937, he moved to California and worked with Frank Trumbauer's orchestra. In early 194o he appeared on Artie Shaw recordings. He worked on soundtracks and played trumpet for the film From Here to Eternity but was uncredited. He worked with musicians associated with West Coast jazz in the 1950s. Klein voiced-over Ziggy Elman's trumpet parts on the soundtrack of the movie "The Gene Krupa Story".

Klein studied with Max Schlossberg of the New York Philharmonic. Although he did not play first trumpet, he was a member of the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini. In 1953, he appeared on the Capitol Records album Concerto In C Minor For Piano by Dmitri Shostakovich and The Four Temperaments by Paul Hindemith with Victor Aller and Felix Slatkin.

During the early 1960s, Mannie Klein appeared on several Dean Martin recordings. He played piccolo trumpet on Hugo Montenegro's hit version of the main theme to the 1966 film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. In the 1970's Klein toured and recorded as a freelance jazz musician, notably in Holland with the Ted Easton Jazzband and American trombone veteran Spiegle Willcox and tenorist Bert Noah.

Klein died at the age of 86 in Los Angeles on May 31, 1994.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 4th, 1908 (New York City), Died March 31st, 1994 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1959

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, cornet, leader

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 95 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-07785 10-in. 4/13/1937 Carelessly Kay Thompson Orchestra ; Rhythm Singers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-07786 10-in. 4/13/1937 There's a lull in my life Kay Thompson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-07787 10-in. 4/13/1937 It had to be you Kay Thompson Orchestra ; Rhythm Singers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and female vocal ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-07788 10-in. 4/13/1937 Exactly like you Kay Thompson Orchestra ; Rhythm Singers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042189 10-in. 10/16/1939 Rainbows over paradise Manny Klein’s Hawaiians ; Mel Peterson Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042190 10-in. 10/16/1939 Makalapua o kamakaeha Danny Kuaana ; Manny Klein’s Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042191 10-in. 10/16/1939 Ulili hula Danny Kuaana ; Manny Klein’s Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042192 10-in. 10/16/1939 Maori brown eyes Eddie Bush ; Manny Klein’s Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042263 10-in. 11/21/1939 Sweet potato piper Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042264 10-in. 11/21/1939 Palms of paradise Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042265 10-in. 11/21/1939 The moon and the willow tree Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042266 10-in. 11/21/1939 Too romantic Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042384 10-in. 1/19/1940 I gotta right to sing the blues Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042385 10-in. 1/19/1940 It had to be you Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042386 10-in. 1/19/1940 Your kiss Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042387 10-in. 1/19/1940 This is the beginning of the end Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042548 10-in. 3/3/1940 Gloomy Sunday Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Pauline Byrne ; Artie Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia W146754 10-in. 7/20/1928 Doin' the new low-down Mississippi Maulers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W146755 10-in. 7/20/1928 My Angeline Roy Evans ; Mississippi Maulers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W146756 10-in. 7/20/1928 Don't mess around with me Roy Evans ; Mississippi Maulers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia 150076 10-in. 3/10/1930 Lazy Lou'siana moon Gay Ellis ; Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo and cornet solo instrumentalist, cornet  
Columbia W150077 10-in. 3/10/1930 Lazy Lou'siana moon Gay Ellis ; Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo and cornet solo instrumentalist, cornet  
Columbia 150077 10-in. 3/10/1930 Pale blue waters Gay Ellis ; Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo and cornet solo instrumentalist, cornet  
Columbia W150730 10-in. 8/25/1930 I like a little girl like that The Sunshine Boys Male vocal duet, with cornet and guitar instrumentalist, cornet  
Columbia W150731 10-in. 8/25/1930 It seems to be spring The Sunshine Boys Male vocal duet, with cornet and guitar instrumentalist, cornet  
(Results 1-25 of 95 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Klein, Manny," accessed January 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110374.

Klein, Manny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110374.

"Klein, Manny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110374

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