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 401-425 of 505 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 18688 10-in. 8/29/1928 Vaniteaser Golden Gate Orchestra ; Ed Kirkeby Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 18689 10-in. 8/29/1928 All of the time Golden Gate Orchestra ; Ed Kirkeby Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 18692 10-in. 8/30/1928 Memories of France McAlpineers Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio Musical group  
Edison 18693 10-in. 8/30/1928 Jeannine, I dream of lilac time McAlpineers Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio Musical group  
Edison 18694 10-in. 8/30/1928 ('Cause I feel) Low down Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio Musical group  
Edison 18739 10-in. 9/19/1928 High up on a hill-top McAlpineers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 18740 10-in. 9/19/1928 To know you is to love you Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 18758 10-in. 9/25/1928 Then came the dawn McAlpineers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 18759 10-in. 9/25/1928 Get out and get under the moon Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 18819 10-in. 10/18/1928 There's a rainbow 'round my shoulder Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 18820 10-in. 10/18/1928 Forever Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 18830 10-in. 10/25/1928 To know you is to love you Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 18831 10-in. 10/25/1928 Black and blue rhapsody California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 18832 10-in. 10/25/1928 Chinese jumble California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 18944 10-in. 12/14/1928 Sweetheart of all my dreams Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio Musical group  
Edison 18945 10-in. 12/14/1928 Along came sweetness Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio Musical group  
Edison 18966 10-in. 12/26/1928 Glad rag doll Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 18967 10-in. 12/26/1928 Please let me dream in your arms Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 19005 10-in. 1/11/1929 Sweethearts on parade Golden Gate Orchestra ; Happy Jack Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 19006 10-in. 1/11/1929 I'll never ask for more Golden Gate Orchestra ; Van Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 19019 10-in. 1/18/1929 Button up your overcoat Golden Gate Orchestra ; Happy Jack Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 19020 10-in. 1/18/1929 I want to be bad Golden Gate Orchestra ; Happy Jack Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 19054 10-in. 2/19/1929 Guess who? Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison 19085 10-in. 3/8/1929 My castle in Spain is a shack in the lane Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison 19086 10-in. 3/8/1929 When I'm walkin' with my sweetness (Down among the sugar cane) Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
(Results 401-425 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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