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 101-125 of 719 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-92738 10-in. 7/18/1935 Broken-hearted troubadour Frank Dailey ; Howard Du Lani ; Meadowbrook Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92739 10-in. 7/18/1935 You're so darn charming Frank Dailey ; Howard Du Lani ; Meadowbrook Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92747 10-in. 7/20/1935 Why dream? Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92748 10-in. 7/20/1935 Double trouble The Freshmen ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble session supervisor  
Victor BS-92749 10-in. 7/20/1935 Why stars come out at night Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92750 10-in. 7/20/1935 I wished on the moon Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92769 10-in. 7/26/1935 I wish I were Aladdin Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92770 10-in. 7/26/1935 Takes two to make a bargain Enric Madriguera Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio session supervisor  
Victor BS-92771 10-in. 7/26/1935 A little door, a little lock, a little key Bob Bunch ; Enric Madriguera Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio session supervisor  
Victor BS-92772 10-in. 7/26/1935 So nice seeing you again Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio session supervisor  
Victor BS-92773 10-in. 7/26/1935 A sunbonnet blue (And a yellow straw hat) Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92774 10-in. 7/26/1935 Nothing lives longer than love Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92793 10-in. 7/31/1935 You're so darn charming Little Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-92794 10-in. 7/31/1935 Truckin' Little Ramblers ; Fred McElmurry Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-92795 10-in. 7/31/1935 Cotton Little Ramblers ; Fred McElmurry Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-92796 10-in. 7/31/1935 Streamlined Greta Green Little Ramblers ; Fred McElmurry Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-92797 10-in. 7/31/1935 Loveless love Little Ramblers ; Fred McElmurry Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-92900 10-in. 8/1/1935 Sugar plum Bennett Sisters ; Bill Staffon Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal duet session supervisor  
Victor BS-92901 10-in. 8/1/1935 Heartstrings Bill Staffon Orchestra ; Joe Dixon Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92902 10-in. 8/1/1935 Sittin' around on Sunday Bennett Sisters ; Bill Staffon Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal trio session supervisor  
Victor BS-92903 10-in. 8/1/1935 Why stars come out at night Bill Staffon Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-92904 10-in. 8/1/1935 Am I blue? Bill Staffon Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92905 10-in. 8/1/1935 Baby, won't you please come home Bill Staffon Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-92906 10-in. 8/1/1935 Lost my rhythm, lost my music, lost my man Bennett Sisters ; Bill Staffon Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal trio session supervisor  
Victor BS-92907 10-in. 8/1/1935 Love me or leave me Bill Staffon Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
(Results 101-125 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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