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 451-475 of 505 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison N-346 10-in. 7/25/1928 I'm on the crest of a wave McAlpineers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison N-347 10-in. 7/25/1928 Out of the dawn McAlpineers ; Roy Rogers [J. Donald Parker] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison N-396 10-in. 8/29/1928 Vaniteaser Golden Gate Orchestra ; Ed Kirkeby Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison N-397 10-in. 8/29/1928 All of the time Golden Gate Orchestra ; Ed Kirkeby Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison N-400 12-in. 8/30/1928 Memories of France McAlpineers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
Edison N-401 12-in. 8/30/1928 Jeannine, I dream of lilac time McAlpineers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
Edison N-444 12-in. 9/19/1928 High up on a hill-top McAlpineers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison N-445 12-in. 9/19/1928 To know you is to love you Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison N-461 12-in. 9/25/1928 Then came the dawn McAlpineers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison N-516 10-in. 10/18/1928 There's a rainbow 'round my shoulder California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison N-526 10-in. 10/24/1928 Black and blue rhapsody California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison N-527 10-in. 10/25/1928 Chinese jumble California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison N-635 10-in. 12/14/1928 Sweetheart of all my dreams Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio Musical group  
Edison N-636 12-in. 12/14/1928 Along came sweetness Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio Musical group  
Edison N-657 10-in. 12/26/1928 Glad rag doll Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison N-658 10-in. 12/26/1928 Please let me dream in your arms Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison N-696 10-in. 1/11/1929 Sweethearts on parade Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison N-697 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 N-710 10-in. 1/18/1929 Button up your overcoat Golden Gate Orchestra ; Happy Jack Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison N-711 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 N-745 10-in. 2/19/1929 Guess who? Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison N-776 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 N-777 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  
Edison N-799 10-in. 3/16/1929 A precious little thing called love Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Edison N-800 10-in. 3/16/1929 My suppressed desire Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
(Results 451-475 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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