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 626-650 of 719 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W403547 10-in. 12/23/1929 Wrapped in a red, red rose Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
OKeh W403548 10-in. 12/23/1929 Put a little salt on the bluebird's tail (Before it flies away) Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
OKeh W403549 10-in. 12/23/1929 What do I care? Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio leader  
OKeh W403655 10-in. 1/21/1930 Singing a vagabond song Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W403656 10-in. 1/21/1930 Beside an open fireplace Ed Loyd and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W403657 10-in. 1/21/1930 There's danger in your eyes, chérie Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W403843 10-in. 3/10/1930 I feel you near me Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W403844 10-in. 3/10/1930 A pair of blue eyes Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W403845 10-in. 3/10/1930 The "free and easy" Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W403849 10-in. 3/11/1930 When it's springtime in the Rockies Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W403859 10-in. 3/18/1930 Stein song (University of Maine) Gotham Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh W403863 10-in. 3/19/1930 You brought a new kind of love to me Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W403864 10-in. 3/19/1930 Livin' in the sunlight, lovin' in the moonlight Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W403966 10-in. 4/22/1930 Reminiscing Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader  
OKeh W403967 10-in. 4/22/1930 Nobody cares if I'm blue Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader  
OKeh W403968 10-in. 4/22/1930 Mysterious Mose Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader  
OKeh W404011 10-in. 5/13/1930 Ro-ro-rollin' along Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W404012 10-in. 5/9/1930 I'm needin' you Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W404013 10-in. 5/9/1930 You for me Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W404229 10-in. 6/20/1930 Just a little closer Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W404230 10-in. 6/20/1930 This is love Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W404231 10-in. 6/20/1930 I've got my eye on you Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W404265 10-in. 7/22/1930 Dixiana Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W404266 10-in. 7/22/1930 My one ambition is you Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W404267 10-in. 7/22/1930 Hullabaloo Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
(Results 626-650 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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