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

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  
Decca 68146 10-in. 9/25/1940 Five o'clock whistle Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68147 10-in. 9/25/1940 So long Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68148 10-in. 9/25/1940 Louisville, Ky Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68329 10-in. 11/8/1940 Taking a chance on love Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68330 10-in. 11/8/1940 Cabin in the sky Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68331 10-in. 11/8/1940 I'm the lonesomest gal in town Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68558 10-in. 1/8/1941 Three little words Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68559 10-in. 1/8/1941 Hello Ma, I done it again Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68560 10-in. 1/8/1941 Wishful thinking Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68561 10-in. 1/8/1941 The one I love (belongs to somebody else) Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68562 10-in. 1/8/1941 The muffin mac Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68894 10-in. 3/31/1941 Keep cool, fool Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68895 10-in. 3/31/1941 No nothing Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68896 10-in. 3/31/1941 My man Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 73128 10-in. 11/14/1945 I left a good deal in Mobile Josh White instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 73129 10-in. 11/14/1945 Did you ever leave a woman? Josh White instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 83150 7/24/1952 My ideal Pearl Bailey instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 83151 7/24/1952 Let there be love Pearl Bailey instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 83152 7/24/1952 Takes two to tango Pearl Bailey instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 83153 7/24/1952 Toot, toot, tootsie goodbye Pearl Bailey instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2607 10-in. 7/31/1941 I can't believe that you're in love with me Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2608 10-in. 7/31/1941 I must have that man Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2609 10-in. 7/31/1941 When my sugar walks down the street Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2610 10-in. 7/31/1941 I got it bad (And that ain't good) Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2611 10-in. 7/30/1941 Melinda the Mousie Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2612 10-in. 7/30/1941 Can't help lovin' dat man Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca N 2895 10-in. 12/4/1944 Opus 15 The Edmond Hall Sexet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca N 2896 10-in. 12/4/1944 The Sheik of Araby The Edmond Hall Sexet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca N 2897 10-in. 12/4/1944 Night and day The Edmond Hall Sexet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca N 2898 10-in. 12/4/1944 The man I love The Edmond Hall Sexet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca N 2899 10-in. 12/4/1944 Face The Edmond Hall Sexet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca N 2900 10-in. 12/4/1944 I want to be happy The Edmond Hall Sexet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca N 2901 10-in. 12/4/1944 Rompin' in 44 The Edmond Hall Sexet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca N 2902 10-in. 12/4/1944 Caravan The Edmond Hall Sexet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca N 2903 10-in. 12/4/1944 Besame mucho (Kiss me much) The Edmond Hall Sexet instrumentalist, trumpet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Randolph, Irving "Mouse"," accessed February 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112500.

Randolph, Irving "Mouse". (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112500.

"Randolph, Irving "Mouse"." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 February 2021.

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