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 51-75 of 505 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 81171 10-in. 8/8/1923 Louisville California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81172 10-in. 8/9/1923 That big blonde mamma California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81189 10-in. 9/4/1923 You've simply got me cuckoo California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81190 10-in. 9/4/1923 If I can't get the sweetie I want California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81219 10-in. 9/18/1923 Sittin' in a corner California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81220 10-in. 9/18/1923 Tell all the folks in Kentucky California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81270 10-in. 10/8/1923 You darling you California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81271 10-in. 10/8/1923 Melancholy California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81286 10-in. 10/17/1923 Moonlight kisses California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81287 10-in. 10/17/1923 What do you do Sunday, Mary? California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81354 10-in. 11/15/1923 Arcady California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81355 10-in. 11/15/1923 Roamin' to Wyomin' California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81362 10-in. 11/17/1923 Rememb'ring California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81363 10-in. 11/17/1923 Kaintucky California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81367 10-in. 11/21/1923 Linger awhile California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81490 10-in. 1/17/1924 Cover me up with the sunshine of Virginia California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81491 10-in. 1/17/1924 California, here I come California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81504 10-in. 1/28/1924 Dream daddy California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81505 10-in. 1/28/1924 Hula Lou California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81519 10-in. 2/1/1924 Take a little one step California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81520 10-in. 2/1/1924 You're in Kentucky sure as you're born California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81568 10-in. 2/15/1924 On such a night California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81574 10-in. 2/18/1924 Two blue eyes California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81639 10-in. 3/10/1924 Lazy California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81640 10-in. 3/10/1924 I must have company California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
(Results 51-75 of 505 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "California Ramblers," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110586.

California Ramblers. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110586.

"California Ramblers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

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

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