Ed Kirkeby

Wallace Theodore "Ed" Kirkeby (October 10, 1891 – June 12, 1978) was an American bandleader, vocalist, manager, and salesman, best remembered as the manager of Fats Waller.

He was one of the first recording managers at Columbia Records to record jazz and organized the California Ramblers to record it. He recorded extensively during the 1920s and early 1930s using many pseudonyms for recording including The Little Ramblers, The Goofus Five, Five Birmingham Babies, The Vagabonds, The Varsity Eight, Ted Wallace (And His Campus Boys), Ed Kirkeby Wallace, and Eddie Lloyd (and Loyd). Over the years he also managed the Pickens Sisters, was an A&R person at RCA Victor, and worked in the band booking department at NBC. As Fats Waller's manager he also acted as his archivist building a collection which is held today by the Institute of Jazz Studies. After Waller's death in 1943 Kirkeby remained active managing many other groups and musicians (including Pat Flowers) through 1977.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 10th, 1891

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: session supervisor, leader, vocalist, director, songwriter, lyricist, speaker, composer, piano

Notes: Name also appears as "W. T. Kirkeby," "Wallace T. Kirkeby," "W. T. Ed. Kirkeby," "Ted Wallace," and "Eddy Lloyd, as well as other pseudonyms.

Recordings (Results 226-250 of 719 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-98101 10-in. 11/7/1935 Don't give up the ship Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Cliff Weston Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98102 10-in. 11/7/1935 Alone Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Cliff Weston Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98103 10-in. 11/7/1935 At a little church affair Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Cliff Weston Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98104 10-in. 11/7/1935 Pagan star Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-98117 10-in. 11/15/1935 My isle of golden dreams George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98118 10-in. 11/15/1935 Santa, bring my mommy back to me Dolly Dawn ; George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98119 10-in. 11/15/1935 You took my breath away Dolly Dawn ; George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98120 10-in. 11/15/1935 Alone George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98121 10-in. 11/15/1935 S-H-I-N-E Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98122 10-in. 11/15/1935 Twenty-four hours a day Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98123 10-in. 11/15/1935 Yankee Doodle never went to town Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98124 10-in. 11/15/1935 Georgia rockin' chair Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98153 10-in. 11/26/1935 With all my heart California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor, vocalist  
Victor BS-98154 10-in. 11/26/1935 A beautiful lady in blue California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor, vocalist  
Victor BS-98155 10-in. 11/26/1935 I feel like a feather in the breeze California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, session supervisor  
Victor BS-98156 10-in. 11/26/1935 I'll never forget I love you California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, session supervisor  
Victor BS-98157 10-in. 11/25/1935 A little bit independent Little Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, session supervisor  
Victor BS-98158 10-in. 11/25/1935 You hit the spot Little Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, session supervisor  
Victor BS-98159 10-in. 11/25/1935 Life begins at sweet sixteen Little Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, session supervisor  
Victor BS-98160 10-in. 11/25/1935 I'm the fellow who loves you Little Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with vocal session supervisor  
Victor BS-98172 10-in. 11/29/1935 When somebody thinks you're wonderful Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98173 10-in. 11/29/1935 I've got my fingers crossed Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98174 10-in. 11/29/1935 Spreadin' rhythm around Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98175 10-in. 11/29/1935 A little bit Independent Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98176 10-in. 11/29/1935 You stayed away too long Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
(Results 226-250 of 719 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kirkeby, Ed," accessed September 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110664.

Kirkeby, Ed. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110664.

"Kirkeby, Ed." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 September 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110664

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