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 576-600 of 719 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh S-72746 10-in. 8/11/1924 Them ramblin' blues The Goofus Five Jazz/dance ensemble songwriter  
OKeh W80273 10-in. 12/30/1926 (I meet her in the moonlight but) She keeps me in the dark The Goofus Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W80275 10-in. 1/3/1927 Usen't you used to be my sweetie? Ted Wallace and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W80276 10-in. 1/3/1927 If all the stars were pretty babies (And I was the man in the moon) Ted Wallace and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W80277 10-in. 1/3/1927 When I first met Mary Ted Wallace and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh W80319 10-in. 1/21/1927 Ain't she sweet? Ted Wallace and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
OKeh W80320 10-in. 1/21/1927 There ain't no maybe in my baby's eyes The New York Syncopators Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh W80321 10-in. 1/21/1927 Crazy words—crazy tune (Vo-do-de-o) The New York Syncopators ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
OKeh W80418 10-in. 2/14/1927 Oh, Lizzie! Ted Wallace and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh W80419 10-in. 2/14/1927 The cat Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh W80420 10-in. 2/14/1927 My regular gal Ted Wallace and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W80639 10-in. 3/17/1927 Nesting time Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W80640 10-in. 3/17/1927 For Mary and me Les Reis ; Ted Wallace and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W80730 10-in. 4/14/1927 Muddy water The Goofus Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist  
OKeh W80732 10-in. 4/14/1927 The whisper song The Goofus Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W81017 10-in. 6/15/1927 Ain't that a grand and glorious feeling? Goofus Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W81110 10-in. 6/27/1927 Bless her little heart Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W81111 10-in. 6/27/1927 Who-oo? You-oo! That's who! Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W81112 10-in. 6/27/1927 Pleading Ted Wallace and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W81113 10-in. 6/27/1927 Love and kisses (From baby to you) Ted Wallace and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W81429 10-in. 9/9/1927 Cornfed! Ted Wallace and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh W81430 10-in. 9/9/1927 Buffalo rhythm Ted Wallace and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (scat) leader  
OKeh W81431 10-in. 9/9/1927 Zulu wail Ted Wallace and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh W81858 10-in. 11/23/1927 Mary (What are you waiting for?) Ed Kirkeby Goofus Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W81859 10-in. 11/23/1927 Changes Ed Kirkeby Goofus Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal duet leader  
(Results 576-600 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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