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 276-300 of 719 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-98424 10-in. 12/13/1935 Para vigo me voy (Congo rhythm) Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, male vocal ensemble, and shouts session supervisor  
Victor BS-98425 10-in. 12/14/1935 It ain't necessarily so Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio session supervisor  
Victor BS-98426 10-in. 12/14/1935 I got plenty o' nuttin' Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio session supervisor  
Victor BS-98427 10-in. 12/14/1935 When a great love comes along Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98428 10-in. 12/14/1935 Quicker than you can say Jack Robinson Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio session supervisor  
Victor BS-98429 10-in. 12/14/1935 The broken record Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio session supervisor  
Victor BS-98430 10-in. 12/14/1935 Alone at a table for two Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98435 10-in. 12/20/1935 One night in Monte Carlo George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98436 10-in. 12/20/1935 I dream too much George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98437 10-in. 12/20/1935 Lights out George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98438 10-in. 12/20/1935 Moon over Miami George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98439 10-in. 12/20/1935 I'm sittin' high on a hilltop Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98440 10-in. 12/20/1935 Quicker than you can say Jack Robinson Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98441 10-in. 12/20/1935 Eeny meeny miney mo Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98442 10-in. 12/20/1935 The broken record Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-98454 10-in. 12/23/1935 Words without music Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-98455 10-in. 12/23/1935 That moment of moments Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-98456 10-in. 12/23/1935 Moon over Miami Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-98457 10-in. 12/23/1935 Anything can happen Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-98458 10-in. 12/23/1935 Lights out Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-98459 10-in. 12/23/1935 I'm building up to an awful let-down Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-98460 10-in. 12/23/1935 Moonburn Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-98491 10-in. 1/6/1936 So this is heaven California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor, vocalist  
Victor BS-98492 10-in. 1/6/1936 If I should lose you California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor, vocalist  
Victor BS-98493 10-in. 1/6/1936 Hypnotized California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor, vocalist  
(Results 276-300 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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