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 501-525 of 719 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W150644 10-in. 7/10/1930 Little white lies Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W150688 10-in. 8/5/1930 Louise dear Jim Andrews ; Louisiana Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W150689 10-in. 8/5/1930 Tell me, dear Rex King and his Sovereigns Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter, leader  
Columbia W150690 10-in. 8/5/1930 Sweet Kentucky Lou Rex King and his Sovereigns Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W150691 10-in. 8/5/1930 All my life I have dreamed Ford Britten and his Blue Comets Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, leader  
Columbia W150692 10-in. 8/5/1930 Without you Wally Edwards ; Wally Edwards and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, songwriter  
Columbia W150693 10-in. 8/5/1930 You'll never know, sweetheart Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader, lyricist  
Columbia W150694 10-in. 8/5/1930 Bye bye blues Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W150701 10-in. 8/12/1930 Tomorrow is another day Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W150702 10-in. 8/12/1930 Don't tell her what's happened to me Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W150753 10-in. 9/4/1930 Morning, noon and night Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, lyricist, leader  
Columbia W150754 10-in. 9/4/1930 How a little girl like you can love me Wally Edwards and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, vocalist, lyricist, leader  
Columbia W150755 10-in. 9/4/1930 Sweet eyes of blue Wally Edwards and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader, songwriter  
Columbia W150756 10-in. 9/4/1930 Pretty so pretty Wally Edwards and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader, lyricist  
Columbia W150760 10-in. 9/4/1930 I still get a thrill (Thinking of you) Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W150761 10-in. 9/4/1930 That's when I want you near Wally Edwards and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader, lyricist  
Columbia W150762 10-in. 9/4/1930 Dream girl Wally Edwards and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader, songwriter  
Columbia W150836 10-in. 9/23/1930 You'll never know, sweetheart Kate Smith Female vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W150837 10-in. 9/23/1930 My baby just cares for me Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W150838 10-in. 9/23/1930 Sweet Jennie Lee! Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W150894 10-in. 10/21/1930 Fraternity blues Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader, vocalist  
Columbia W150895 10-in. 10/21/1930 Football Freddy (My collegiate man) Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader, vocalist  
Columbia W150903 10-in. 10/27/1930 You'll never know, sweetheart The Four Aces Male vocal quartet, with guitar and steel guitar lyricist  
Columbia W150929 10-in. 11/3/1930 Sweetheart of my student days Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W150930 10-in. 11/3/1930 The little things in life Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
(Results 501-525 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.

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

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