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 26-50 of 719 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-88998 10-in. 6/24/1935 Sweet Sue Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-91347 10-in. 7/17/1935 United States Navy bugle calls United States Naval Reserve Bugler Bugle solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-91348 10-in. 7/17/1935 United States Navy bugle calls United States Naval Reserve Bugler Bugle solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92229 10-in. 6/8/1935 Top hat Al Bowlly ; The Freshmen ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble session supervisor  
Victor BS-92230 10-in. 6/8/1935 Let's swing it The Freshmen ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble session supervisor  
Victor BS-92231 10-in. 6/10/1935 Piccolino Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92232 10-in. 6/10/1935 St. Louis blues Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92269 10-in. 6/17/1935 Love me forever Jack Shilkret Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92270 10-in. 6/17/1935 Gringola Jack Shilkret Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92271 10-in. 6/17/1935 Get rhythm in your feet (And music in your soul) Jack Shilkret Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92272 10-in. 6/17/1935 Love and kisses Jack Shilkret Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92273 10-in. 6/17/1935 Chasing shadows Jack Shilkret Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92274 10-in. 6/17/1935 Lonely street Jack Shilkret Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92275 10-in. 6/17/1935 Thrilled Jack Shilkret Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92289 10-in. 6/19/1935 Broadway rhythm Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92290 10-in. 6/19/1935 I never saw a better night Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92291 10-in. 6/19/1935 Monday in Manhattan Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92292 10-in. 6/19/1935 Thrilled Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92293 10-in. 6/19/1935 Kiss me goodnight Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92294 10-in. 6/19/1935 On a Sunday afternoon Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92295 10-in. 6/19/1935 When you are in my arms Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92296 10-in. 6/19/1935 Gringola Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92520 10-in. 6/25/1935 Get rhythm in your feet (And music in your soul) Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Helen Ward Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92521 10-in. 6/25/1935 Ballad in blue Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-92522 10-in. 6/25/1935 Blue skies Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
(Results 26-50 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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