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 101-125 of 505 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W140603 10-in. 5/14/1925 Sweet Georgia Brown California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W140673 10-in. 7/9/1925 Sonya (Yup, alay yup!) California Ramblers ; Billy Jones Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W140674 10-in. 7/9/1925 I'm gonna Charleston back to Charleston California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W140879 10-in. 8/28/1925 Moon deer California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W140880 10-in. 8/28/1925 I'm in love with you California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W140961 10-in. 9/18/1925 Desdemona University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W140962 10-in. 9/18/1925 The camel walk University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W140963 10-in. 9/18/1925 She was just a sailor's sweetheart Arthur Hall ; University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W141304 10-in. 11/24/1925 Fallin' down University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W141305 10-in. 11/24/1925 Smile a little bit University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W141306 10-in. 11/24/1925 Then I'll be happy University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W141339 10-in. 12/1/1925 In your green hat University Six Jazz/dance band, with singing by members of the band Musical group  
Columbia W141340 10-in. 12/1/1925 Dustin' the donkey University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W141341 10-in. 12/1/1925 I love my baby University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W141350 10-in. 12/4/1925 Then I'll be happy California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W141351 10-in. 12/4/1925 Smile a little bit California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W141352 10-in. 12/4/1925 Dreaming of a castle in the air California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W141355 10-in. 12/5/1925 Show me the way to go home California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with singing by members of the band Musical group  
Columbia W141821 10-in. 3/18/1926 I'd climb the highest mountain if I knew I'd find you California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W141822 10-in. 3/18/1926 Under the ukulele tree California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W141838 10-in. 3/23/1926 Georgianna Arthur Fields ; University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W141839 10-in. 3/23/1926 What a man Arthur Fields ; University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W141840 10-in. 3/23/1926 Sittin' around University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W141994 10-in. 4/21/1926 Give me today California Ramblers ; Arthur Hall Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W141995 10-in. 4/21/1926 No foolin' California Ramblers ; Arthur Hall Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
(Results 101-125 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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