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 201-225 of 505 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W145733 10-in. 3/5/1928 The pay-off The Westerners Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W145772 10-in. 3/16/1928 Speedy boy Jack Kaufman ; University Six Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W145773 10-in. 3/16/1928 She's the sweetheart of six other guys Jack Kaufman ; University Six Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W145774 10-in. 3/16/1928 There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight Jack Kaufman Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W145775 10-in. 3/16/1928 Yip-i-addy-i-ay! Jack Kaufman Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W146284 10-in. 4/30/1928 Adorée California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146285 10-in. 4/30/1928 Whisper sweet and whisper low California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146300 10-in. 5/16/1928 My pet The Westerners Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146301 10-in. 5/16/1928 Chilly pom pom pee University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia 146302 10-in. 5/16/1928 C-o-n-s-t-a-n-t-i-n-o-p-l-e University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146438 10-in. 6/13/1928 Ev'ry night in the week California Ramblers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W146439 10-in. 6/13/1928 You're just a great big baby doll California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet Musical group  
Columbia W146590 10-in. 6/28/1928 Every night in the week Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146591 10-in. 6/28/1928 Don't cry, baby California Ramblers ; Golden Gate Orchestra ; Jerry White Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146592 10-in. 6/28/1928 Dusky stevedore Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146780 10-in. 7/23/1928 Ready for the river Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146781 10-in. 7/23/1928 Cause I feel low-down Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146782 10-in. 7/23/1928 Bless you! Sister Si Higgins and his Sodbusters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146818 10-in. 7/27/1928 Bless you! Sister California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W146820 10-in. 7/27/1928 Who wouldn't be blue? California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W146868 10-in. 8/21/1928 Vaniteaser Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146869 10-in. 8/21/1928 'Round evening Barney Trimble and his Oklahomans ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146870 10-in. 8/21/1928 All of the time Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146932 10-in. 8/30/1928 Take your to-morrow (And give me to-day) Jim Andrews ; Arthur Ross and his Westerners Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146933 10-in. 8/31/1928 High up on a hill top Jim Andrews ; Arthur Ross and his Westerners Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
(Results 201-225 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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