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 276-300 of 505 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W149130 10-in. 10/11/1929 Blondy Golden Gate Orchestra ; Marvin Young [Irving Kaufman] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W149131 10-in. 10/11/1929 Alma mammy Golden Gate Orchestra ; Marvin Young [Irving Kaufman] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W149431 10-in. 11/18/1929 Lucky me—lovable you Golden Gate Orchestra ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W149433 10-in. 11/18/1929 Mary Golden Gate Orchestra ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W149600 10-in. 12/17/1929 Can't you understand? Golden Gate Orchestra ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W149601 10-in. 12/17/1929 What do I care? Golden Gate Orchestra ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W149602 10-in. 12/17/1929 Look what you've done to me Golden Gate Orchestra ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W149916 10-in. 1/27/1930 Happy days are here again Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W149917 10-in. 1/27/1930 Oh! How I adore you Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W149918 10-in. 1/27/1930 You've got that thing Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W150037 10-in. 2/27/1930 You will come back to me Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W150038 10-in. 2/27/1930 Sweetheart Jim Andrews ; The Harmonians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W150039 10-in. 2/27/1930 A bundle of old love letters Jim Andrews ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W150040 10-in. 2/27/1930 You can't stop me from falling in love with you Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W150134 10-in. 3/27/1930 I never dreamt Barney Trimble and his Oklahomans ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia 150135 10-in. 3/27/1930 Telling it to the daisies (But it never gets back to you) Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W150136 10-in. 3/27/1930 Funny, dear, what love can do Jim Andrews ; The Harmonians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia 150137 10-in. 3/27/1930 Reminiscing Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W150423 10-in. 5/15/1930 I'm needin' you California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W150424 10-in. 5/15/1930 Washin' the blues from my soul California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W150475 10-in. 4/17/1930 Rollin' down the river Jim Andrews ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W150476 10-in. 4/17/1930 Sing a little theme song Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W150477 10-in. 4/17/1930 The moonlight reminds me of you Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W150526 10-in. 5/23/1930 Into my heart Jim Andrews ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W150527 10-in. 5/23/1930 You're the sweetest girl this side of heaven Jim Andrews ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
(Results 276-300 of 505 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "California Ramblers," accessed January 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110586.

California Ramblers. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110586.

"California Ramblers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 January 2021.

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