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 151-175 of 505 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W143222 10-in. 12/27/1926 Beale Street blues University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W143233 10-in. 12/30/1926 Hop skip California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W143234 10-in. 12/30/1926 Stockholm stomp California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W143317 10-in. 1/19/1927 I love the college girls California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble Musical group  
Columbia W143446 10-in. 2/7/1927 Nobody but (My baby is getting my love) University Six ; Hal White Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W143447 10-in. 2/7/1927 Oh Lizzie University Six ; Hal White Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W143448 10-in. 2/7/1927 The cat University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W143449 10-in. 2/7/1927 It's O.K. Katy with me University Six ; Hal White Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W143723 10-in. 3/29/1927 Pardon the glove California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W143724 10-in. 3/29/1927 Yes she do (No she don't) California Ramblers ; Ed Kirkeby Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W144021 10-in. 4/12/1927 So long pal Arthur Fields ; University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W144022 10-in. 4/12/1927 Rosy cheeks University Six ; Hal White Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W144023 10-in. 4/12/1927 Yes she do (No she don't) University Six ; Hal White Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W144223 10-in. 5/25/1927 Slow river University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W144224 10-in. 5/25/1927 She's got "it"! Arthur Fields ; University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W144225 10-in. 5/25/1927 Lazy weather University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W144230 10-in. 5/26/1927 Lazy weather California Ramblers ; Arthur Fields Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W144231 10-in. 5/26/1927 Vo-do-do-de-o blues California Ramblers ; Ed Kirkeby Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W144264 10-in. 6/9/1927 Bless her little heart Arthur Fields ; University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W144265 10-in. 6/9/1927 Ain't that a grand and glorious feeling? Arthur Fields ; University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W144472 10-in. 7/20/1927 Roam on, my little gypsy sweetheart University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W144473 10-in. 7/20/1927 Pastafazoola University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal duet Musical group  
Columbia W144474 10-in. 7/20/1927 Swanee shore University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W144609 10-in. 8/31/1927 Who's that, knocking at my door? University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W144612 10-in. 8/31/1927 Oh Doris! Where do you live? University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
(Results 151-175 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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