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 176-200 of 505 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W144613 10-in. 8/31/1927 Zulu wail University Six Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W144692 10-in. 9/20/1927 Nothin' does-does like it used to do-do-do California Ramblers ; Ed Kirkeby Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W144693 10-in. 9/20/1927 It was only a sun shower California Ramblers ; Ed Kirkeby Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W144834 10-in. 10/7/1927 (Make my cot) Where the cot-cot-cotton grows California Ramblers ; Arthur Fields Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W144877 10-in. 10/17/1927 Is she my girl-friend? University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W144878 10-in. 10/17/1927 The beggar University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W144879 10-in. 10/17/1927 Manhattan Mary University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W145258 10-in. 11/30/1927 There's something Spanish in your eyes University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W145259 10-in. 11/30/1927 Tell me, little Daisy University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W145260 10-in. 11/30/1927 Changes University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W145411 10-in. 12/15/1927 Mine—all mine California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W145412 10-in. 12/15/1927 Changes California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W145454 10-in. 12/31/1927 When you're with somebody else University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W145455 10-in. 12/31/1927 Mine—all mine University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W145456 10-in. 12/31/1927 Under the clover moon University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W145516 10-in. 1/14/1928 What do you say? California Ramblers ; Ed Kirkeby Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W145529 10-in. 1/14/1928 Singapore sorrows California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W145567 10-in. 1/24/1928 What do you say? Jane Gray ; University Six Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W145568 10-in. 1/24/1928 You gotta be good to me Jane Gray ; University Six Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W145569 10-in. 1/24/1928 The grass grows greener ('Way down home) Dolly Kay ; University Six Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W145570 10-in. 1/24/1928 Let a smile be your umbrella Dolly Kay ; University Six Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W145630 10-in. 2/10/1928 The pay-off California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W145631 10-in. 2/10/1928 Anything to make you happy California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W145731 10-in. 3/5/1928 Stay out of the South (If you want to miss a heaven on earth) University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W145732 10-in. 3/5/1928 Lila University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
(Results 176-200 of 505 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "California Ramblers," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110586.

California Ramblers. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110586.

"California Ramblers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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

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