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 476-500 of 719 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W148819 10-in. 7/17/1929 Sweetness Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble leader  
Columbia W148877 10-in. 8/14/1929 Sweetheart's holiday Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W148878 10-in. 8/14/1929 Huggable kissable you Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W148988 10-in. 9/10/1929 Bottoms up Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W148989 10-in. 9/10/1929 Bigger and better than ever Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W149153 10-in. 10/17/1929 Sergeant Flagg and Sergeant Quirt Buddy Morgan and his Veterans Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band vocalist, leader  
Columbia W149154 10-in. 10/17/1929 Don't get collegiate Buddy Morgan and his Veterans Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia W149433 10-in. 11/18/1929 Mary Golden Gate Orchestra ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W149447 10-in. 11/20/1929 Sittin' on a doorstep Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W149448 10-in. 11/20/1929 You came, I saw, you conquered me Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W149453 10-in. 10/30/1929 Lucky me—lovable you Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble leader  
Columbia W149454 10-in. 10/30/1929 Love ain't nothin' but the blues Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W149782 10-in. 1/18/1930 When you're smiling (The whole world smiles with you) Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble leader  
Columbia W149783 10-in. 1/18/1930 What do I care? Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble leader  
Columbia W149935 10-in. 1/30/1930 La, la, mama Buddy Morgan and his Veterans Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band vocalist, leader  
Columbia W149936 10-in. 1/30/1930 Down on the farm Buddy Morgan and his Veterans Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia W149999 10-in. 2/19/1930 Get happy Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet leader  
Columbia W150000 10-in. 2/19/1930 Sweetheart trail Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W150088 10-in. 3/14/1930 Stein song (University of Maine) Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W150089 10-in. 3/14/1930 Telling it to the daisies (But it never gets back to you) Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W150153 10-in. 3/31/1930 Some other girl in some other port (Is waitin' till I go ashore) Buddy Morgan and his Veterans Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia W150155 10-in. 3/31/1930 Chinnin' and chattin' with May Hot Air Men Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W150601 10-in. 6/24/1930 Absence makes the heart grow fonder Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W150602 10-in. 6/24/1930 Here comes the sun Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W150643 10-in. 7/10/1930 Hittin' the bottle Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
(Results 476-500 of 719 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kirkeby, Ed," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110664.

Kirkeby, Ed. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110664.

"Kirkeby, Ed." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.