California Ramblers

The California Ramblers were an American jazz group that recorded hundreds of songs for many different record labels throughout the 1920s. Four members of the band – Red Nichols, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, and Adrian Rollini – went on to front big bands in later decades.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1920

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Notes: Known as the Merry Melody Men prior to 1921. Name frequently appears as Golden Gate Orchestra; other pseudonyms include Jerry Mason and his Californians, the Little Ramblers, the University Six, and the Louisiana Collegians.

See Also: Golden Gate Orchestra California Ramblers University Six and the California Ramblers.

Recordings (Results 226-250 of 505 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W146934 10-in. 8/31/1928 Japanese mammy Chuck Campbell and his Orchestra ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146935 10-in. 8/31/1928 To know you is to love you Barney Trimble and his Oklahomans ; Lester Cortes Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146993 10-in. 9/13/1928 That's just my way of forgetting you Gay Ellis ; University Six Female vocal solo, with instrumental sextet Musical group  
Columbia W146994 10-in. 9/13/1928 High up on a hill-top Gay Ellis ; University Six Female vocal solo, with instrumental sextet Musical group  
Columbia W147129 10-in. 10/11/1928 My old girl's my new girl now Golden Gate Orchestra ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W147130 10-in. 10/11/1928 Don't be like that Golden Gate Orchestra ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W147166 10-in. 10/30/1928 Cross roads Golden Gate Orchestra ; Billy Murray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W147167 10-in. 10/30/1928 Watching the clouds roll by Golden Gate Orchestra ; Billy Murray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia 147168 10-in. 10/30/1928 Me and the man in the moon Golden Gate Orchestra ; Billy Murray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia 147672 10-in. 12/28/1928 Glad rag doll Golden Gate Orchestra ; Marvin Young Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W147679 10-in. 12/28/1928 Please let me dream in your arms Golden Gate Orchestra ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W147701 10-in. 12/6/1928 Caressing you Ed Blossom and his New Englanders ; Arthur Fields Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia 147702 10-in. 12/6/1928 My troubles are over Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W147703 10-in. 12/6/1928 Judy Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W147732 10-in. 12/28/1928 Give your little baby lots of lovin' Ed Blossom and his New Englanders ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W147733 10-in. 12/28/1928 In a little town called home (Sweet home) Arthur Ross and his Westerners ; C. Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W147734 10-in. 12/28/1928 Live and love California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W147735 10-in. 12/28/1928 You wouldn't fool me, would you? Arthur Ross and his Westerners Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W147910 10-in. 2/1/1929 Who wouldn't be jealous of you? Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W147911 10-in. 2/1/1929 Weary river Golden Gate Orchestra ; John Ryan Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W147912 10-in. 2/1/1929 I'd rather be blue over you (Than be happy with somebody else) Golden Gate Orchestra ; John Ryan Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W148048 10-in. 3/11/1929 Who cares what you have been? Golden Gate Orchestra ; Marvin Young Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W148049 10-in. 3/11/1929 An eye-full of you Golden Gate Orchestra ; Marvin Young Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W148052 10-in. 3/11/1929 My sugar and me Golden Gate Orchestra ; Marvin Young Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W148381 10-in. 4/26/1929 Why can't you? Tom Frawley ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
(Results 226-250 of 505 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "California Ramblers," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110586.

California Ramblers. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110586.

"California Ramblers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

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