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 326-350 of 505 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 10103 12-in. 4/16/1926 May sample record no. 6 Billy Wynne Orchestra ; California Ramblers ; Dave Kaplan Novelty Orchestra ; Golden Gate Orchestra ; Jazz Babies ; Kaplan's Melodists Dubbed recordings Musical group  
Edison 10113 12-in. 9/15/1926 October sample record no. 11 Joe Candullo ; Duke Yellman Orchestra ; Everglades Orchestra ; Golden Gate Orchestra ; Harold Stern Hotel Belleclaire Orchestra ; Jack Albin Orchestra Dubbed recordings Musical group  
Edison 10117 12-in. 11/17/1926 December sample record no. 13 Don Voorhees Orchestra ; Duke Yellman Orchestra ; Golden Gate Orchestra ; Jack Albin Orchestra ; Jazz Babies ; Earl Oliver Dubbed recordings Musical group  
Edison 10292 10-in. 4/2/1925 Charleston Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 10293 10-in. 4/2/1925 On the Oregon Trail Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 10331 10-in. 4/22/1925 Ev'rything is hotsy totsy now Vernon Dalhart ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 10332 10-in. 4/22/1925 The flapper wife Golden Gate Orchestra ; Arthur Hall Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 10361 10-in. 5/11/1925 Cheatin' on me Vernon Dalhart ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 10362 10-in. 5/11/1925 When the moon shines in Coral Gables Golden Gate Orchestra ; Charles Hart Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 10451 10-in. 6/23/1925 Collegiate Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal Musical group  
Edison 10452 10-in. 6/23/1925 Look who's here! Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 10500 10-in. 7/15/1925 Oh say! Can I see you to-night Golden Gate Orchestra ; Arthur Hall Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 10501 10-in. 7/15/1925 Manhattan Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 10574 10-in. 9/15/1925 Sweet man Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 10575 10-in. 9/15/1925 Brown eyes, why are you blue? Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 10637 10-in. 10/15/1925 Freshie Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 10638 10-in. 10/15/1925 Don't wait too long Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 10692 10-in. 11/24/1925 Clap hands! Here comes Charley! Golden Gate Orchestra ; Arthur Hall ; John Ryan Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet Musical group  
Edison 10693 10-in. 11/24/1925 Five foot two, eyes of blue (Has anybody seen my girl?) Golden Gate Orchestra ; Arthur Hall ; John Ryan Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet Musical group  
Edison 10895 10-in. 3/26/1926 After I say I'm sorry (What can I say) Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 10896 10-in. 3/26/1926 Here comes Malinda Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 10929 10-in. 4/16/1926 What a man! Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 10930 10-in. 4/16/1926 "Shake" Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 10939 10-in. 4/23/1926 Could I? I certainly could Golden Gate Orchestra ; John Ryan Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 10940 10-in. 4/23/1926 Static strut Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
(Results 326-350 of 505 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "California Ramblers," accessed January 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110586.

California Ramblers. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110586.

"California Ramblers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 January 2021.

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