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 4, 1891 (Russian Empire), Died May 5, 1977 (Hollywood)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1931
Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, director
Notes: Sometimes listed as S. C. Lanin.
= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 498 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lanin, Sam," accessed July 3, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111956.
Lanin, Sam. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 3, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111956.
"Lanin, Sam." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 3 July 2022.
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