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 26-50 of 505 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-98493 10-in. 1/6/1936 Hypnotized California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-98494 10-in. 1/6/1936 Can't we dream a midsummer night's dream? California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-98495 10-in. 1/6/1936 Cling to me California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-98649 10-in. 1/17/1936 Life begins when you're in love California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-98650 10-in. 1/17/1936 Gotta go to work again California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-98651 10-in. 1/17/1936 It's been so long California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-98652 10-in. 1/17/1936 Sing an old fashioned song (To a young sophisticated lady) California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-021819 10-in. 3/25/1938 Cry, baby, cry California Ramblers ; Myron Hanley ; Kay Ray Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-021820 10-in. 3/25/1938 Little Lady Make Believe California Ramblers ; Myron Hanley ; Rhythm Quads Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet Musical group  
Victor BS-021821 10-in. 3/25/1938 Two shadows California Ramblers ; Myron Hanley ; Kay Ray Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-021822 10-in. 3/25/1938 College humor California Ramblers ; Myron Hanley ; Rhythm Quads Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet Musical group  
Victor BS-021823 10-in. 3/25/1938 (I'm glad) I waited for you California Ramblers ; Myron Hanley Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-021824 10-in. 3/25/1938 Stolen heaven California Ramblers ; Myron Hanley Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor [Trial 1921-12-15-03] 10-in. 12/15/1921 Tuck me to sleep Eva Shirley Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor [Trial 1925-10-07-01] 10-in. 10/7/1925 Dusting the donkey California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor [Trial 1925-10-07-02] 10-in. 10/7/1925 Sweet man California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 80126 10-in. 12/29/1921 Smilin' California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 80136 10-in. 1/16/1922 Bow wow blues California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 80227 10-in. 3/3/1922 Honey Lou California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 80231 10-in. 3/9/1922 Bygones California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 80326 10-in. 4/28/1922 Swanee blue bird California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 80327 10-in. 4/28/1922 No use crying (if your sweetheart goes away) California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81129 10-in. 7/12/1923 My sweetie went away California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81130 10-in. 7/12/1923 I love me California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81159 10-in. 8/2/1923 That old gang of mine California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
(Results 26-50 of 505 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "California Ramblers," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110586.

California Ramblers. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110586.

"California Ramblers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110586

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