Sidney Arodin

Sidney Arnandan or Arnondrin or Arnondin, better known as Sidney Arodin (March 29, 1901, Westwego, Louisiana - February 6, 1948, New Orleans) was an American jazz clarinetist and songwriter, best known for co-writing the pop standard "Lazy River" with Hoagy Carmichael.

Arodin began playing clarinet at age 15 and played at local New Orleans gatherings and on riverboats. He made his way to New York City and played with Johnny Stein's New Orleans Jazz Band from 1922. He played with Jimmy Durante in the middle of the decade, then returned to Louisiana to play with Wingy Manone and Sharkey Bonano. In the 1930s he worked with Louis Prima and with a reconstituted version of the New Orleans Rhythm Kings which also featured Manone. After 1941, Arodin's poor health prevented him from playing frequently live, but before this time he recorded with Johnnie Miller, Albert Brunies, Monk Hazel, and the Jones-Collins Astoria Hot Eight. Many of his performances are mistakenly credited on original recordings to Charlie Cordella.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 29th, 1901 (Westwego), Died February 6th, 1948 (New Orleans)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, songwriter, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-56534 10-in. 11/15/1929 Astoria strut Jones and Collins Astoria Hot Eight Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-56535 10-in. 11/15/1929 Duet stomp Jones and Collins Astoria Hot Eight Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, composer  
Victor BVE-56536 10-in. 11/15/1929 Damp weather Jones and Collins Astoria Hot Eight Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-56537 10-in. 11/15/1929 Tip easy blues Jones and Collins Astoria Hot Eight Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-64365 10-in. 11/20/1930 Lazy river Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor ABRC-69925 10-in. 6/10/1931 Lazy river Gloria Palace Orchestra ; Gene Kardos Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-70628 10-in. 11/27/1931 Lazy river Bud Vandover ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-041581 10-in. 8/17/1939 Lazy river Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-071033 10-in. 9/29/1941 Lazy river Curly Hicks ; Taproom Boys Instrumental ensemble songwriter  
OKeh W405058 10-in. 11/3/1931 Lazy river Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick NOR750 10-in. Nov. 1928 Git-wit-it Beinville Roof Orchestra ; Sharkey Bonano ; Monk Hazel Jazz/dance band composer  
Decca 38608 10-in. 9/12/1934 San Antonio shout New Orleans Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 38609 10-in. 9/12/1934 Tin roof blues New Orleans Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 38610 10-in. 9/12/1934 Panama New Orleans Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 38611 10-in. 9/12/1934 Jazz it blues New Orleans Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 38734 10-in. 9/26/1934 Bluin' the blues New Orleans Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 38735 10-in. 9/26/1934 Ostrich walk New Orleans Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 38736 10-in. 9/26/1934 Original Dixieland one-step New Orleans Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 38737 10-in. 9/26/1934 Sensation New Orleans Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, clarinet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Arodin, Sidney," accessed March 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110395.

Arodin, Sidney. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110395.

"Arodin, Sidney." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 March 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110395

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