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 251-275 of 719 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-98177 10-in. 11/29/1935 Sweet thing Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98181 10-in. 12/2/1935 I dream too much Bob Lawrence ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98182 10-in. 12/2/1935 The jockey on the carrousel Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-98183 10-in. 12/2/1935 I'm the echo (You're the song that I sing) King’s Men ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet session supervisor  
Victor BS-98184 10-in. 12/2/1935 I got love Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-98196 10-in. 12/4/1935 Fat and greasy Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98197 10-in. 12/4/1935 Functionizin' Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-98198 10-in. 12/4/1935 I got rhythm Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98367 10-in. 12/13/1935 Lovely lady Buddy Gately ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98368 10-in. 12/13/1935 Weary Buddy Gately ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98369 10-in. 12/13/1935 I'm shooting high Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98378 10-in. 12/18/1935 I picked a flower the color of your eyes Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98379 10-in. 12/18/1935 Please believe me Buddy Gately ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98380 10-in. 12/18/1935 Let it be me Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98389 10-in. 12/21/1935 One night in Monte Carlo Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98390 10-in. 12/21/1935 The day I let you get away Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98391 10-in. 12/21/1935 Love will live on Buddy Gately ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98392 10-in. 12/21/1935 Then I shan't love you any more Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98398 10-in. 12/27/1935 The music goes 'round and around Bill Dillard ; Little Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus director  
Victor BS-98399 10-in. 12/27/1935 I'm building up to an awful let-down Bill Dillard ; Little Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-98419 10-in. 12/13/1935 Cosi cosa Jimmy Ray ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98420 10-in. 12/13/1935 A street in old Seville Jimmy Ray ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98421 10-in. 12/13/1935 Little rose of the rancho Jimmy Ray ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98422 10-in. 12/13/1935 Cigarette Jimmy Ray ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98423 10-in. 12/13/1935 Just once around the clock Jimmy Ray ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
(Results 251-275 of 719 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kirkeby, Ed," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110664.

Kirkeby, Ed. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110664.

"Kirkeby, Ed." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

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

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