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 526-550 of 719 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W150958 10-in. 11/17/1930 Morning, noon and night Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Columbia W150974 10-in. 11/25/1930 All alone Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W150975 10-in. 11/25/1930 Think about me Wally Edwards and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia W150976 10-in. 11/25/1930 I love you more and more Wally Edwards and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia W150977 10-in. 11/25/1930 In my story book of dreams Wally Edwards and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia W150978 10-in. 11/25/1930 Every hour Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W150979 10-in. 11/25/1930 One sweet kiss Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W151155 10-in. 12/17/1930 Lonesome lover Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W151156 10-in. 12/17/1930 Reaching for the moon Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W151191 10-in. 1/9/1931 Hello! Beautiful! Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W151192 10-in. 1/9/1931 Where have you been? Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W151254 10-in. 1/30/1931 Evening eyes Wally Edwards and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter, leader  
Columbia W151255 10-in. 1/30/1931 Album of my memories Elmer Feldkamp ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter, leader  
Columbia W151256 10-in. 1/30/1931 Moonlight on the Rio Grande Wally Edwards and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter, leader  
Columbia W151257 10-in. 1/30/1931 I never knew till now Wally Edwards and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter, leader  
Columbia W151258 10-in. 1/30/1931 Telling you I love you Elmer Feldkamp ; Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter, leader  
Columbia W151259 10-in. 1/30/1931 On a night made for love Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter, leader  
Columbia W151270 10-in. 2/4/1931 One little raindrop Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W151271 10-in. 2/4/1931 Thrill me Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W151302 10-in. 2/11/1931 It's a lonesome old town Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W151305 10-in. 2/13/1931 I want you for myself Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W151384 10-in. 3/3/1931 Waiting Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter, leader  
Columbia W151385 10-in. 3/3/1931 All alone on my own Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter, leader  
Columbia W151386 10-in. 3/3/1931 I can't keep you out of my dreams Wally Edwards and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, leader, vocalist  
Columbia W151387 10-in. 3/3/1931 Underneath the weeping willow Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter, leader  
(Results 526-550 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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