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 351-375 of 505 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 10974 10-in. 5/11/1926 Hard-to-get Gertie Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 10975 10-in. 5/11/1926 I wonder what's become of Joe? Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 11101 10-in. 7/15/1926 When the red, red robin comes bob, bob, bobbin' along Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 11102 10-in. 7/15/1926 To be with you Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 11158 10-in. 8/10/1926 Up and at 'em Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 11159 10-in. 8/10/1926 Looking at the world thru rose colored glasses Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 11160 10-in. 8/11/1926 Me too Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 11165 10-in. 8/12/1926 How many times? Golden Gate Orchestra ; John Ryan Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 11166 10-in. 8/12/1926 Adorable Golden Gate Orchestra ; John Ryan Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 11173 10-in. 8/31/1926 You need someone to love Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 11174 10-in. 8/31/1926 Would-ja? Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 11240 10-in. 10/7/1926 Lay me down to sleep in Carolina Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 11241 10-in. 10/7/1926 All alone Monday Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 11254 10-in. 10/24/1926 Sweet thing Golden Gate Orchestra ; Arthur Hall Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 11255 10-in. 10/24/1926 Pretty Cinderella Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 11360 10-in. 12/9/1926 Stockholm stomp Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 11361 10-in. 12/9/1926 Sidewalk blues Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 11537 10-in. 2/24/1927 Lonely eyes Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 11538 10-in. 2/24/1927 Look at the world and smile Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 11566 10-in. 3/10/1927 Crazy words—crazy tune (Vo-do-de-o) Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet Musical group  
Edison 11567 10-in. 3/10/1927 Ain't she sweet? Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 11680 10-in. 5/3/1927 Yes she do, no she don't (I'm satisfied with my girl) Golden Gate Orchestra ; Jack Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 11681 10-in. 5/3/1927 Hallelujah! Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 11731 10-in. 6/13/1927 Beedle um bo Golden Gate Orchestra ; John Ryan Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 11732 10-in. 6/13/1927 There's a trick in pickin' a chick-chick-chicken Golden Gate Orchestra ; Jack Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
(Results 351-375 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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