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 176-200 of 719 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-95026 10-in. 9/13/1935 I can't give you anything but love baby Ramona and Her Gang Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-95027 10-in. 9/13/1935 Barrel-house music Ramona and Her Gang Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-95028 10-in. 9/14/1935 Every now and then George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Sonny Schuyler Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-95029 10-in. 9/14/1935 You're a vision to behold George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Sonny Schuyler Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-95030 10-in. 9/14/1935 It never dawned on me George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Sonny Schuyler Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-95031 10-in. 9/14/1935 In the dark Dolly Dawn ; George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-95032 10-in. 9/14/1935 The gentleman obviously doesn't believe (In love) Dolly Dawn ; George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-95033 10-in. 9/14/1935 Accent on youth Dolly Dawn ; George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-95034 10-in. 9/14/1935 Will love find a way? Dolly Dawn ; George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-95035 10-in. 9/14/1935 As long as the world goes 'round and around (And I go around with you) Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-95036 10-in. 9/14/1935 No strings (I'm fancy free) Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-95042 10-in. 9/18/1935 Roll along prairie moon Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-95043 10-in. 9/18/1935 Red sails in the sunset Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor BS-95325 10-in. 10/3/1935 I'd love to take orders from you Enric Madriguera Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio session supervisor  
Victor BS-95326 10-in. 10/3/1935 Tender is the night Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-95327 10-in. 10/3/1935 I'd rather listen to your eyes Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-95328 10-in. 10/3/1935 When the leaves bid the trees goodbye Bob Bunch ; Enric Madriguera Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-95329 10-in. 10/3/1935 It never dawned on me Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-95330 10-in. 10/3/1935 I found a dream Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-95331 10-in. 10/3/1935 Midnight in Paris Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-95332 10-in. 10/3/1935 Here's to romance Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor BS-95527 10-in. 10/19/1935 You let me down California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor, vocalist  
Victor BS-95528 10-in. 10/19/1935 Now you've got me doing it California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, session supervisor  
Victor BS-95529 10-in. 10/19/1935 Thunder over paradise California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, session supervisor  
Victor BS-95530 10-in. 10/19/1935 You stayed away too long California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, session supervisor  
(Results 176-200 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.

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

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