Irving "Mouse" Randolph

Irving "Mouse" Randolph (January 22, 1909 – December 12, 1997) was an American swing jazz trumpeter.

Born in St. Louis, Randolph started off playing on riverboats with Fate Marable's ensemble. Following this he played in numerous territory bands, including those of Walt Farrington, Willie Austin, Art Sims, Norman Mason, Floyd Campbell, Alphonse Trent, and J. Frank Terry. From 1931 to 1933 he was in Kansas City, playing in Andy Kirk's Twelve Clouds of Joy, and then played briefly with Fletcher Henderson and Benny Carter in 1934. From 1935 to 1939 he played in Cab Calloway's orchestra. From 1939 to 1942 he was in the Ella Fitzgerald Orchestra under the direction of Chick Webb. In 1943 he played with Don Redman, and from 1944 to 1947 he did a stint with Edmond Hall.

Randolph continued to play into the 1970s, including with the Chick Morrison Orchestra. He never recorded as a bandleader, though he recorded copiously with Henderson, Carter, and Calloway. He died in New York City, six weeks before his 89th birthday.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 22nd, 1909 (St. Louis), Died December 12th, 1997

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-035394 10-in. 4/3/1939 It don't mean a thing (If it ain't got that swing) Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38598 10-in. 9/11/1934 Limehouse blues-1, 5 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38599 10-in. 9/11/1934 Shanghai shuffle-2, 3 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38600 10-in. 9/11/1934 Big John special-3, 4 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38601 10-in. 9/11/1934 Happy as the day is long-3, 5 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38602 10-in. 9/12/1934 Tidal wave-1, 4 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38603 10-in. 9/12/1934 Down South camp meeting-1, 2 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38604 10-in. 9/12/1934 Wrappin' it up-2, 3 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38605 10-in. 9/12/1934 Memphis blues-3 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38723 10-in. 9/25/1934 Wild party-1, 5 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38724 10-in. 9/25/1934 Rug cutter's swing-1, 2, 4 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38725 10-in. 9/25/1934 Hotter than 'ell-1, 4 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38728 10-in. 9/25/1934 Liza-1, 3 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67195 10-in. 2/15/1940 Baby, won't you please come home ? Sandy Williams instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67196 10-in. 2/15/1940 If it weren't for you Sandy Williams instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67197 10-in. 2/15/1940 Sing song swing Sandy Williams instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67198 10-in. 2/15/1940 Imagination Sandy Williams instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67358 10-in. 3/20/1940 Take it from the top (Instrumental) Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67359 10-in. 3/20/1940 Tea dance Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67360 10-in. 3/20/1940 Jubilee swing (Instrumental) Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67361 10-in. 3/20/1940 [Unknown title(s)] Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67699 10-in. 5/9/1940 Deedle-de-dum Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67700 10-in. 5/9/1940 Shake down the stars Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67701 10-in. 5/9/1940 Gulf Coast blues Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67706 10-in. 5/9/1940 I fell in love with a dream Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Randolph, Irving "Mouse"," accessed October 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112500.

Randolph, Irving "Mouse". (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112500.

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