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 301-325 of 505 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W150528 10-in. 5/23/1930 There's a wah wah gal in Agua Caliente Jim Andrews ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W150582 10-in. 6/12/1930 I love you so much California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W150583 10-in. 6/12/1930 F'r instance California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W150974 10-in. 11/25/1930 All alone Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W150975 10-in. 11/25/1930 Think about me Wally Edwards and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W150976 10-in. 11/25/1930 I love you more and more Wally Edwards and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet Musical group  
Columbia W150977 10-in. 11/25/1930 In my story book of dreams Wally Edwards and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W150978 10-in. 11/25/1930 Every hour Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W150979 10-in. 11/25/1930 One sweet kiss Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W150993 10-in. 12/2/1930 The peanut vendor California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W150994 10-in. 12/2/1930 Twenty Swedes ran through the weeds (Chasing one Norwegian) California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W151262 10-in. 2/2/1931 The king's horses (And the king's men) California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W151263 10-in. 2/2/1931 The Sleepy Town Express California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W151476 10-in. 3/30/1931 Fiesta California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W151477 10-in. 3/30/1931 On a night made for love California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W151825 10-in. 10/5/1931 Waitin' for a call from you Ted Wallace and his Campus Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W151826 10-in. 10/5/1931 Who am I? Ted Wallace and his Campus Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W151827 10-in. 10/5/1931 Concentratin' California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W151876 10-in. 11/11/1931 I promise you Ted Wallace and his Campus Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W151877 10-in. 11/11/1931 Home Ted Wallace and his Campus Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W151878 10-in. 11/11/1931 When I wore my daddy's brown derby Ted Wallace and his Campus Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
OKeh S-70438 10-in. Feb. 1922 My mammy knows California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh S-70439 10-in. Feb. 1922 While Miami dreams California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 9947 10-in. 1/19/1925 Keep smiling at trouble (Trouble's a bubble) Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 9948 10-in. 1/19/1925 Oh! Mabel Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
(Results 301-325 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110586

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