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 701-719 of 719 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison N-353 10-in. 7/28/1928 Hallelujah! I'm a bum Eddie Kirk Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Edison N-354 10-in. 7/28/1928 The bum song Eddie Kirk Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Edison N-396 10-in. 8/29/1928 Vaniteaser Golden Gate Orchestra ; Ed Kirkeby Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Edison N-397 10-in. 8/29/1928 All of the time Golden Gate Orchestra ; Ed Kirkeby Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Edison N-445 12-in. 9/19/1928 To know you is to love you Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Edison N-776 10-in. 3/8/1929 My castle in Spain is a shack in the lane Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Edison N-777 10-in. 3/8/1929 When I'm walkin' with my sweetness (Down among the sugar cane) Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Edison N-799 10-in. 3/16/1929 A precious little thing called love Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Edison N-800 10-in. 3/16/1929 My suppressed desire Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Edison N-801 10-in. 3/18/1929 Dream train Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Edison N-802 10-in. 3/18/1929 The one that I love loves me Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Edison N-839 10-in. 4/5/1929 Avalon town Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Edison N-840 10-in. 4/5/1929 From sunrise to sunset (From sunset till dawn) Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Edison N-841 10-in. 4/6/1929 Lover, come back to me Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Edison N-856 10-in. 4/15/1929 That's living Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Edison N-868 10-in. 4/25/1929 Honey Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Edison N-870 10-in. 4/25/1929 Huggable kissable you California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Edison N-938 10-in. 6/4/1929 Wishing and waiting for love California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Edison N-981 10-in. 6/26/1929 Tip-toe thru' the tulips with me California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
(Results 701-719 of 719 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kirkeby, Ed," accessed September 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110664.

Kirkeby, Ed. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110664.

"Kirkeby, Ed." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 September 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110664

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