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 551-575 of 719 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W151388 10-in. 3/3/1931 Why have you forgotten? Jack Whitney and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter, leader  
Columbia W151389 10-in. 3/3/1931 One hour with you Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter, leader  
Columbia W151433 10-in. 3/18/1931 Mary Jane Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W151434 10-in. 3/18/1931 By a lazy country lane Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W151461 10-in. 3/26/1931 Whisper your love Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, songwriter  
Columbia W151462 10-in. 3/26/1931 You're my ideal Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, songwriter  
Columbia W151463 10-in. 3/26/1931 No-one but you Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo. leader, songwriter  
Columbia W151464 10-in. 3/26/1931 It wouldn't take much to fall in love Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, songwriter  
Columbia W151465 10-in. 3/26/1931 When I look in your eyes Wally Edwards and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, songwriter, vocalist  
Columbia W151466 10-in. 3/26/1931 On the beach at Waikiki Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter, leader  
Columbia W151477 10-in. 3/30/1931 On a night made for love California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Columbia W151575 10-in. 5/29/1931 Have you forgotten? Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W151576 10-in. 5/29/1931 Star dust Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W151664 10-in. 7/3/1931 I'm an unemployed sweetheart Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W151665 10-in. 7/3/1931 It's the girl Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W151704 10-in. 7/30/1931 Shine on, harvest moon Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W151705 10-in. 7/30/1931 Come to me Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W151741 10-in. 8/21/1931 Life is just a bowl of cherries Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W151742 10-in. 8/21/1931 Guilty Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W152063 10-in. 1/15/1932 Starlight (Help me find the one I love) Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152064 10-in. 1/15/1932 How long will it last Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152065 10-in. 1/15/1932 One more kiss then good-night Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W152066 10-in. 1/15/1932 We've got to put that sun back in the sky Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W351000 10-in. 4/15/1931 The little old church in the valley Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W351002 10-in. 4/15/1931 Ho hum! Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
(Results 551-575 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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