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 51-60 of 60 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-60 of 60 records)

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.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112500

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