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 601-625 of 719 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W81924 10-in. 12/7/1927 For my baby Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
OKeh W81925 10-in. 12/7/1927 There's something Spanish in your eyes Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
OKeh W81926 10-in. 12/7/1927 Cobble-stones Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
OKeh W400059 10-in. 1/30/1928 What do you say? Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh W400060 10-in. 1/30/1928 I still love you Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
OKeh W400061 10-in. 1/30/1928 In the sing-song sycamore tree Ted Wallace and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh W401451 10-in. 12/13/1928 I love you, I love you, I love you, sweetheart of all my dreams Goofus Five Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
OKeh W401452 10-in. 12/13/1928 My troubles are over Ed Kirkeby Wallace and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
OKeh W401493 10-in. 1/7/1929 Rambling wreck from Georgia Tech Goofus Five Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, leader  
OKeh W401494 10-in. 1/7/1929 Alma mater : Georgia Tech Goofus Five Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, leader  
OKeh W401495 10-in. 1/7/1929 That's her now! Goofus Five Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W401677 10-in. 2/28/1929 Caressing you Goofus Five Orchestra Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W401893 10-in. 5/16/1929 The one in the world Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W401894 10-in. 5/16/1929 Pagan love song Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W401895 10-in. 5/16/1929 I get the blues when it rains Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W402895 10-in. 9/3/1929 Lovable and sweet Smith Ballew ; Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W402896 10-in. 9/3/1929 Waiting at the end of the road Smith Ballew ; Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W402897 10-in. 9/3/1929 I'm doing what I'm doing for love Smith Ballew ; Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W403047 10-in. 10/10/1929 Lonely troubadour Ed Loyd and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio leader  
OKeh W403048 10-in. 10/10/1929 Wouldn't it be wonderful? Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio leader  
OKeh W403049 10-in. 10/10/1929 I may be wrong (But I think you're wonderful) Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio leader  
OKeh W403248 10-in. 11/11/1929 If you were the only girl Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
OKeh W403249 10-in. 11/11/1929 Waiting at the end of the road Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
OKeh W403250 10-in. 11/11/1929 I love you, believe me, I love you (The dream of my heart) Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
OKeh W403251 10-in. 11/11/1929 A little kiss each morning (A little kiss each night) Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
(Results 601-625 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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