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 501-505 of 505 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison N-1129 10-in. 9/13/1929 Pretty little you California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison N-1161 10-in. 9/26/1929 Hard to get Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal Musical group  
Edison N-1162 10-in. 9/26/1929 Love ain't nothin' but the blues Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Edison N-1193 10-in. 10/9/1929 Lady luck California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio Musical group  
Edison N-1194 10-in. 10/9/1929 I'm a dreamer (Aren't we all?) California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio Musical group  
(Results 501-505 of 505 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "California Ramblers," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110586.

California Ramblers. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110586.

"California Ramblers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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

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