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 76-100 of 719 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-92584 10-in. 7/9/1935 The pig got up and slowly walked away Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, male vocal chorus, and talk session supervisor  
Victor BS-92585 10-in. 7/9/1935 I couldn't believe my eyes Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92586 10-in. 7/9/1935 The gentleman obviously doesn't believe (In love) Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92587 10-in. 7/9/1935 Goodbye, Broncho Bill Connecticut Yankees ; Kiesewetter Quartet ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal quartet session supervisor  
Victor BS-92588 10-in. 7/10/1935 I'm sittin' high on a hilltop Johnny Hauser ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92589 10-in. 7/10/1935 Thanks a million Johnny Hauser ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92590 10-in. 7/10/1935 I feel a song comin' on King’s Men ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Ramona Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal quartet session supervisor  
Victor BS-92591 10-in. 7/10/1935 I'm in the mood for love Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Ramona Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92592 10-in. 7/10/1935 Garden of weed Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-92593 10-in. 7/10/1935 Darktown Strutters' Ball Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Jack Teagarden Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92594 10-in. 7/10/1935 China seas Bob Lawrence ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92704 10-in. 7/13/1935 After you've gone Benny Goodman Trio ; Gene Krupa ; Teddy Wilson Jazz/dance trio session supervisor  
Victor BS-92705 10-in. 7/13/1935 Body and soul Benny Goodman Trio ; Gene Krupa ; Teddy Wilson Jazz/dance trio session supervisor  
Victor BS-92706 10-in. 7/13/1935 Who? Benny Goodman Trio Jazz/dance trio session supervisor  
Victor BS-92707 10-in. 7/13/1935 Someday sweetheart Benny Goodman Trio ; Gene Krupa ; Teddy Wilson Jazz/dance trio session supervisor  
Victor CS-92727 12-in. 7/17/1935 The Vallée medley Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor LBS-92728 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 7/17/1935 That's why darkies were born Cecil Mack Choir ; Connecticut Yankees ; Ross MacLean Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble session supervisor  
Victor CS-92729 12-in. 7/17/1935 The Vallée medley Connecticut Yankees ; Kieserwetter Four ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal quartet session supervisor  
Victor BS-92731 10-in. 7/17/1935 Plain old me Connecticut Yankees ; Stewart Sisters ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and female vocal trio session supervisor  
Victor BS-92732 10-in. 7/18/1935 Double trouble Frank Dailey ; Nancy Flake ; Meadowbrook Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92733 10-in. 7/18/1935 I'm in the mood for love Frank Dailey ; Nancy Flake ; Meadowbrook Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92734 10-in. 7/18/1935 I wished on the moon Frank Dailey ; Howard Du Lani ; Meadowbrook Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92735 10-in. 7/18/1935 I feel a song comin' on Frank Dailey ; Howard Du Lani ; Meadowbrook Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92736 10-in. 7/18/1935 Cheek to cheek Frank Dailey ; Howard Du Lani ; Meadowbrook Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92737 10-in. 7/18/1935 Isn't it a lovely day Frank Dailey ; Howard Du Lani ; Meadowbrook Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
(Results 76-100 of 719 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kirkeby, Ed," accessed September 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110664.

Kirkeby, Ed. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110664.

"Kirkeby, Ed." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 September 2020.

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

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