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 651-675 of 719 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W404379 10-in. 8/20/1930 I'm doin' that thing Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W404380 10-in. 8/20/1930 A big bouquet for you Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W404381 10-in. 8/20/1930 Don’t tell her what's happened to me Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader  
OKeh W404426 10-in. 8/20/1930 I'm doing that thing Earl Marlow's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W404427 10-in. 8/20/1930 A big bouquet for you Earl Marlow's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh W404477 10-in. 10/10/1930 Sweet Jennie Lee Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh W404478 10-in. 10/10/1930 I am the words (You are the melody) Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W404479 10-in. 10/10/1930 Roamin' thru' the roses Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W404480 10-in. 10/10/1930 I'll still belong to you Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh W404484 10-in. 10/10/1930 Sweet Jennie Lee Earl Marlow's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh W404486 10-in. 10/10/1930 Roamin' thru' the roses Earl Marlow's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W404591 10-in. 12/30/1930 Reaching for the moon Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh W404592 10-in. 12/30/1930 (When you fall in love) Fall in love with me Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W404593 10-in. 12/30/1930 He's my secret passion Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W404594 10-in. 12/30/1930 Lady, play your mandolin Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W404595 10-in. 12/30/1930 Where have you been? Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh W404828 10-in. 1/27/1931 Sing song girl (Little yella Cinderella) Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh W404829 10-in. 1/27/1931 Walkin' my baby back home Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh W404830 10-in. 1/27/1931 On a little balcony in Spain Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh W404831 10-in. 1/27/1931 Hello! Beautiful! Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
OKeh W404832 10-in. 1/27/1931 It must be true Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh W404833 10-in. 1/27/1931 Wabash moon Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh W490019 10-in. 12/23/1929 Wrapped in a red, red rose Ed Loyd and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh W490020 10-in. 12/23/1929 Put a little salt on the bluebird's tail (Before it flies away) Ed Loyd and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh W490051 10-in. 3/10/1930 The "free and easy" Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 651-675 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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