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 151-175 of 719 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-92990 10-in. 8/19/1935 Love makes the world go round Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92991 10-in. 8/19/1935 Take this ring Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92992 10-in. 8/20/1935 You're so darn charming Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92993 10-in. 8/20/1935 Woe! Is me Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92994 10-in. 8/20/1935 Rhythm and romance Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92995 10-in. 8/20/1935 Loafin' time Herman Autrey ; Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet and talk session supervisor  
Victor BS-92996 10-in. 8/20/1935 A sweet beginning like this Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92997 10-in. 8/20/1935 Got a bran' new suit Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-92998 10-in. 8/20/1935 I'm on the see saw Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-94100 10-in. 8/20/1935 Thief in the night Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-94132 10-in. 8/26/1935 Swinging 'em down (In a hot style don't you see) Harlem Seven Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-94133 10-in. 8/26/1935 Old fashioned love Harlem Seven ; Jasper Thomas ; Kirby Walker Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet session supervisor  
Victor BS-94134 10-in. 8/26/1935 Nothin' but rhythm Harlem Seven Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-94135 10-in. 8/26/1935 I can't dance (I got ants in my pants) Bernard Addison and his Rhythm ; Jasper Thomas ; Kirby Walker Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet session supervisor  
Victor BS-94136 10-in. 8/26/1935 Toledo shuffle Bernard Addison and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-94137 10-in. 8/26/1935 Lovely Liza Lee Bernard Addison and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-94192 10-in. 9/7/1935 Farewell blues Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-94193 10-in. 9/7/1935 Stop, look, and listen Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-94194 10-in. 9/7/1935 Why shouldn't I? Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Ramona Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-94195 10-in. 9/7/1935 Me and Marie King’s Men ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet session supervisor  
Victor BS-94196 10-in. 9/7/1935 When love comes your way Bud Linn ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-94197 10-in. 9/7/1935 Announcer's blues Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-94198 10-in. 9/7/1935 A picture of me without you Ken Darby ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Ramona Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet session supervisor  
Victor BS-95024 10-in. 9/13/1935 Every now and then Ramona and Her Gang Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-95025 10-in. 9/13/1935 No strings (I'm fancy free) Ramona and Her Gang Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
(Results 151-175 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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