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 126-150 of 719 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-92908 10-in. 8/1/1935 Voice of Old Man River Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92909 10-in. 8/1/1935 (If love makes you give up) Steak and potatoes (Then I don't want love) Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92910 10-in. 8/1/1935 Long gone Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-92911 10-in. 8/1/1935 Liza Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-92915 10-in. 8/2/1935 Truckin' Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92916 10-in. 8/2/1935 Sugar blues Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92917 10-in. 8/2/1935 As long as the world goes 'round and 'round (And I go around with you) Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92918 10-in. 8/2/1935 Georgia rockin' chair Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92919 10-in. 8/2/1935 Brother, seek and ye shall find Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92920 10-in. 8/2/1935 The girl I left behind me Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92971 10-in. 8/14/1935 Rhythm and romance California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor, vocalist  
Victor BS-92972 10-in. 8/14/1935 Without a word of warning California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, session supervisor  
Victor BS-92973 10-in. 8/14/1935 From the top of your head (To the tip of your toes) California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, session supervisor  
Victor BS-92974 10-in. 8/14/1935 The simple things in life California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, session supervisor  
Victor BS-92975 10-in. 8/14/1935 Just we two (In our little canoe) California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, session supervisor  
Victor BS-92976 10-in. 8/14/1935 When Gimble hits the cymbal California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, session supervisor  
Victor BS-92977 10-in. 8/14/1935 It's my night to howl California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, session supervisor  
Victor BS-92978 10-in. 8/14/1935 What a night, what a moon, what a girl The Little Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, session supervisor  
Victor BS-92979 10-in. 8/14/1935 The white star of Sigma Nu California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, session supervisor  
Victor BS-92984 10-in. 8/19/1935 Something to remember Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92985 10-in. 8/19/1935 From the top of your head (To the tip of your toes) Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92986 10-in. 8/19/1935 My foolish heart Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92987 10-in. 8/19/1935 What a wonderful world Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92988 10-in. 8/19/1935 Without a word of warning Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92989 10-in. 8/19/1935 Farewell my lovely Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
(Results 126-150 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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