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 126-150 of 505 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W141996 10-in. 4/21/1926 The girl friend California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 142195 10-in. 5/12/1926 Tiger rag University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W142196 10-in. 5/12/1926 San University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W142197 10-in. 5/12/1926 Ace in the hole University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W142279 10-in. 6/7/1926 Ya gotta know how to love California Ramblers ; Arthur Fields Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W142280 10-in. 6/7/1926 I'm just wild about animal crackers! California Ramblers ; Frank Harris Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W142462 10-in. 7/20/1926 She belongs to me California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W142463 10-in. 7/20/1926 Me too California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W142490 10-in. 8/2/1926 St. Louis hop University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W142491 10-in. 8/2/1926 Oh! If I only had you University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W142492 10-in. 8/2/1926 I ain't got nobody University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W142647 10-in. 9/18/1926 Gone again gal California Ramblers ; Ernest Hare Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W142648 10-in. 9/18/1926 She knows her onions California Ramblers ; Ed Kirkeby Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W142678 10-in. 9/22/1926 That's a good girl University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W142679 10-in. 9/22/1926 Give me a ukulele University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W142680 10-in. 9/22/1926 Wait'll you see (My brand new mama) University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W142870 10-in. 10/25/1926 Here comes Fatima California Ramblers ; Frank Harris Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W142871 10-in. 10/25/1926 My baby knows how California Ramblers ; Frank Harris Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W142899 10-in. 11/1/1926 My baby knows how Arthur Fields ; University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W142900 10-in. 11/1/1926 It takes a good woman (To keep a good man at home) Arthur Fields ; University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W142901 10-in. 11/1/1926 Lonely eyes University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W143174 10-in. 12/10/1926 Tell me to-night California Ramblers ; Frank Harris Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W143175 10-in. 12/10/1926 Too many kisses in the summer California Ramblers ; Frank Harris Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W143220 10-in. 12/27/1926 Nobody but my baby University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W143221 10-in. 12/27/1926 I wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
(Results 126-150 of 505 records)

Citation

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

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

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

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

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