Dave Apollon

Dave Apollon (born Denis Apollonov, Russian: Денис Аполлонов; 23 February 1898 - 30 May 1972) was an American mandolin player.

Today Dave Apollon is regarded as one of the most innovative and influential mandolinists of the Twentieth Century, whose more notable recordings and performances include Two Guitars, Hora staccato by Grigoraș Dinicu and Zigeunerweisen aka "Gypsy Airs" by Pablo de Sarasate. His styles include Gypsy and various kinds of European folk music. He is also regarded as one of the first jazz mandolinists, with such memorable recordings as Who and St. Louis Blues.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 23, 1898, Died January 1, 1972

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: mandolin, composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 48 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Trial 1921-06-27-01] 10-in. 6/27/1921 Czardas Dave Apollon Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca 68657 10-in. 2/4/1941 Perfidia (Tonight) Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca 68658 10-in. 2/4/1941 Star dust Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca 68659 10-in. 2/4/1941 Begin the beguine Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca 68701 10-in. 2/13/1941 Two guitars (Russian gypsy song) Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca 68702 10-in. 2/14/1941 Dark eyes Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca 68703 10-in. 2/14/1941 Smoke gets in your eyes Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca 68837 10-in. 3/19/1941 Two guitars (Russian gypsy song) Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca 68838 10-in. 3/19/1941 Czardas Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca 68839 10-in. 3/19/1941 Gypsy airs Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca L 12083 6/20/1960 Andalucia Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca L 12084 6/20/1960 Come back to Sorrento Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca L 12085 6/20/1960 Oui, oui, Marie Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca L 12086 6/20/1960 Turkish march Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca L 12087 6/20/1960 Misirlou Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca L 12088 6/20/1960 Brazil Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca L 12089 6/20/1960 Petite waltz Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca L 12090 6/20/1960 Granada Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca L 12091 6/20/1960 Noche de ronda Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca L 12092 6/20/1960 Song of Israel (Hora) Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca L 12093 6/20/1960 Dark eyes Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca L 12094 6/20/1960 Two guitars Dave Apollon instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca L 12975 7/10/1962 Come prima Dave Apollon and his Mandolin Orchestra instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca L 12976 7/10/1962 Say si si Dave Apollon and his Mandolin Orchestra instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca L 12977 7/10/1962 Pedacinhos do ceu Dave Apollon and his Mandolin Orchestra instrumentalist, mandolin  
(Results 1-25 of 48 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Apollon, Dave," accessed November 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110650.

Apollon, Dave. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110650.

"Apollon, Dave." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 26 November 2022.

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