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 76-100 of 505 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 81699 10-in. 4/18/1924 Shine California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81700 10-in. 4/18/1924 It had to be you California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81800 10-in. 6/3/1924 You know me, Alabam' California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81801 10-in. 6/3/1924 Where the dreamy Wabash flows California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81852 10-in. 6/30/1924 Please California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81853 10-in. 6/30/1924 Charleston cabin California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81856 10-in. 6/30/1924 Big boy! California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81877 10-in. 7/18/1924 Charley, my boy California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81898 10-in. 8/7/1924 I want to be happy California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 81899 10-in. 8/7/1924 Susquehanna home California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 140074 10-in. 9/23/1924 Back where the daffodils grow California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 140075 10-in. 9/23/1924 When I was the dandy and you were the belle California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 140077 10-in. 10/2/1924 Eliza California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 140078 10-in. 10/2/1924 I want to see my Tennessee California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 140115 10-in. 10/23/1924 Copenhagen California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 140116 10-in. 10/23/1924 Gotta getta girl California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 140177 10-in. 12/13/1924 Oh Mabel! California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 140178 10-in. 12/20/1924 Me and the boy friend California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 140220 10-in. 1/5/1925 Where's my sweetie hiding? California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 140221 10-in. 1/5/1925 Why couldn't it be poor little me? California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 140368 10-in. 1/28/1925 Oh, lady be good! California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 140369 10-in. 1/28/1925 Swanee butterfly California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W140457 10-in. 3/23/1925 Just a little drink California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W140458 10-in. 3/23/1925 Dromedary California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W140602 10-in. 5/14/1925 Ev'rything is hotsy totsy now California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
(Results 76-100 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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