Sam Lanin

Samuel Charles Lanin (September 4, 1891 – May 5, 1977) was an American jazz bandleader.

Lanin's brothers, Howard and Lester, were also bandleaders, and all of them had sustained, successful careers in music. Lanin was one of ten children born to Benjamin and Mary Lanin, Russian Jews who had emigrated to Philadelphia in the decade of the 1900s. Sam played clarinet and violin while young, and in 1912 he was offered a spot playing in Victor Herbert's orchestra, where he played through World War I.

After the war he moved to New York City and began playing at the Roseland Ballroom in late 1918. There he established the Roseland Orchestra; this ensemble recorded for the Columbia Gramophone Company in the early 1920s.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 4th, 1891 (Russian Empire), Died Hollywood

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, director

Notes: Sometimes listed as S. C. Lanin.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 486 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-33433 10-in. 9/29/1925 Melancholy Lou Benjamin Franklin Hotel Orchestra ; Howard Lanin Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BVE-33434 10-in. 9/29/1925 Don't wake me up, let me dream Benjamin Franklin Hotel Orchestra ; Howard Lanin Jazz/dance band director  
Columbia 79145 10-in. 4/28/1920 Oh! By jingo Lanin’s Roseland Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79146 10-in. 4/28/1920 Rose of Chile Lanin’s Roseland Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79165 10-in. 5/6/1920 The love nest Lanin’s Roseland Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79166 10-in. 5/6/1920 Song of the Orient Lanin’s Roseland Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80693 10-in. 11/28/1922 Sweet lovin' Mama Lanin’s Roseland Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80694 10-in. 11/28/1922 Lost (A wonderful girl) Lanin’s Roseland Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80845 10-in. 2/9/1923 You know you belong to somebody else Lanin's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80846 10-in. 2/9/1923 Crying for you Lanin's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81053 10-in. 6/6/1923 Yes! We have no bananas Lanin's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140207 10-in. 12/24/1924 Fascinating rhythm Lanin’s Roseland Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140211 10-in. 12/24/1924 Tell her in the springtime Lanin’s Roseland Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140262 10-in. 1/16/1925 I can't stop babying you Lanin’s Roseland Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140263 10-in. 1/16/1925 No one Lanin’s Roseland Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140343 10-in. 2/11/1925 At the end of the road Lanin’s Roseland Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140397 10-in. 2/26/1925 Jimtown blues Lanin's Red Heads Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140398 10-in. 2/26/1925 King Porter stomp Lanin's Red Heads Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W140413 10-in. 3/3/1925 Egyptian echoes Sam Lanin Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W140414 10-in. 3/3/1925 Hungaria Sam Lanin Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W140509 10-in. 4/9/1925 Waitin' for the moon Lanin’s Roseland Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W140510 10-in. 4/9/1925 Suite 16 Lanin’s Roseland Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W140543 10-in. 4/21/1925 Carmen capers Sam Lanin Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W140544 10-in. 4/21/1925 Haunting humoreske Sam Lanin Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W140579 10-in. 5/4/1925 I wouldn't be where I am if you hadn't gone away Lanin's Red Heads Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 1-25 of 486 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lanin, Sam," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111956.

Lanin, Sam. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111956.

"Lanin, Sam." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111956

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