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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born March 29, 1901 (Westwego), Died February 6, 1948 (New Orleans)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, songwriter, composer
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|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||composer, instrumentalist, clarinet|
|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||SA8018||10-in.||8/31/1931||Lazy river||Herman Waldman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet||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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Arodin, Sidney," accessed March 21, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110395.
Arodin, Sidney. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 21, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110395.
"Arodin, Sidney." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 21 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Arodin, Sidney, 1901-1948 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no96064950
Wikidata: Sidney Arodin - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1238524
MusicBrainz: Sidney Arodin - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/8a018351-7a2d-48ae-95d2-b8428ce8710d
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