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 51-75 of 719 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-92523 10-in. 6/25/1935 Dear old Southland Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-92546 10-in. 7/1/1935 Sometimes I'm happy Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-92547 10-in. 7/1/1935 King Porter Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-92548 10-in. 7/1/1935 (You got me in between) The devil and the deep blue sea Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Helen Ward Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92549 10-in. 7/1/1935 Jingle bells Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-92563 10-in. 7/5/1935 Isn't it a lovely day Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92564 10-in. 7/5/1935 Cheek to cheek Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92565 10-in. 7/5/1935 Love and kisses Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92566 10-in. 7/5/1935 Two together Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92567 10-in. 7/5/1935 You are my lucky star Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92568 10-in. 7/5/1935 I've got a feelin' you're foolin' Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor SS-92569 7-in. 7/8/1935 If I could spend a happy morning Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio session supervisor  
Victor SS-92570 7-in. 7/8/1935 Market square Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio session supervisor  
Victor SS-92571 7-in. 7/8/1935 Cherrystones Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio session supervisor  
Victor SS-92572 7-in. 7/8/1935 In the fashion Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio session supervisor  
Victor SS-92573 7-in. 7/8/1935 Sneezles Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio session supervisor  
Victor SS-92574 7-in. 7/8/1935 It's very, very funny Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio session supervisor  
Victor BS-92576 10-in. 7/9/1935 Dodging a divorcee Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-92577 10-in. 7/9/1935 The duke insists Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-92578 10-in. 7/9/1935 And then some Durelle Alexander ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92579 10-in. 7/9/1935 I'm nobody's sweetheart now Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Jack Teagarden Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92580 10-in. 7/9/1935 Ain't misbehavin' Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Jack Teagarden Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92581 10-in. 7/9/1935 Sugar plum Durelle Alexander ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92582 10-in. 7/9/1935 New O'leans Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Ramona Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92583 10-in. 7/9/1935 His majesty, the baby Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
(Results 51-75 of 719 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kirkeby, Ed," accessed September 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110664.

Kirkeby, Ed. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110664.

"Kirkeby, Ed." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 September 2020.

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

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