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 376-400 of 505 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 11798 10-in. 7/15/1927 (Who's wonderful, who's marvelous?) Miss Annabelle Lee Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 11799 10-in. 7/15/1927 When Erastus plays his old kazoo Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 11861 10-in. 8/26/1927 Dawning Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 11862 10-in. 8/26/1927 You don't like it—not much Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 11897 10-in. 9/19/1927 Blue river Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 11916 10-in. 9/27/1927 Clementine (From New Orleans) Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 11924 10-in. 9/30/1927 Nothin' does-does like it used to do-do-do Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 11925 10-in. 9/30/1927 I'm wonderin' who Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 18033 10-in. 11/16/1927 Make my cot where the cot-cot-cotton grows Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 18034 10-in. 11/16/1927 Tell me, little Daisy Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 18085 10-in. 12/6/1927 For my baby Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 18137 10-in. 12/28/1927 Mine—all mine Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 18138 10-in. 12/29/1927 The pay off Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 18198 10-in. 1/27/1928 I ain't got nobody (And nobody cares for me) Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 18199 10-in. 1/27/1928 Third rail Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 18267 10-in. 2/29/1928 One more night McAlpineers Jazz/dance band, with vocal Musical group  
Edison 18268 10-in. 2/29/1928 Persian rug McAlpineers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 18354 10-in. 3/31/1928 Rhapsody in rhythm McAlpineers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 18355 10-in. 3/31/1928 Red hot McAlpineers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 18624 10-in. 7/21/1928 That's my weakness now 7 Blue Babies ; Jack Kaufman Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 18625 10-in. 7/21/1928 Butternut 7 Blue Babies ; Jack Kaufman Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 18629 10-in. 7/21/1928 ('Cause I feel) Low down Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 18630 10-in. 7/24/1928 Dream house Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 18636 10-in. 7/25/1928 I'm on the crest of a wave McAlpineers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 18637 10-in. 7/25/1928 Out of the dawn McAlpineers ; Roy Rogers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
(Results 376-400 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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