Benjamin Franklin "Reb" Spikes (October 31, 1888 – February 24, 1982) was an American jazz saxophonist and entrepreneur. His composition with his brother John, "Someday Sweetheart", has become an often-recorded jazz standard.
Birth and Death Data: Born October 31, 1888, Died February 24, 1982
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer, lyricist, leader
Notes: Benjamin F. Spikes. Also known as "Reb" Spikes.
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 35 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-37254||10-in.||12/16/1926||Someday sweetheart||Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-38174||10-in.||3/16/1927||Someday sweetheart||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-92707||10-in.||7/13/1935||Someday sweetheart||Benny Goodman Trio ; Gene Krupa ; Teddy Wilson||Jazz/dance trio||songwriter|
|Victor||PBS-026071||10-in.||9/1/1938||Someday sweetheart||Paul Martin's Soothing Music ; The Three Cheers||Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-040261||10-in.||7/7/1939||Someday sweetheart||Ragtime Band [Muggsy Spanier]||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-073485||10-in.||3/25/1942||Someday, sweetheart||Dick Todd||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Columbia||81655||10-in.||3/27/1924||Someday sweetheart||Georgians ; Frank Guarente ; Dolly Kay||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Columbia||W143258||10-in.||1/4/1927||Someday sweetheart||Charleston Chasers||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Columbia||W144765||10-in.||10/15/1927||My mammy's blues||Reb Spikes Majors and Minors||Jazz/dance band||leader, composer|
|Columbia||W144766||10-in.||10/15/1927||Fight that thing||Reb Spikes Majors and Minors||Jazz/dance band||leader, composer|
|Columbia||144805||10-in.||9/28/1927||Someday, sweetheart||Original Indiana Five||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W144864||10-in.||10/14/1927||Someday sweetheart||Ethel Waters||Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio||songwriter|
|Columbia||W150479||10-in.||4/17/1930||Someday sweetheart||Ted Lewis and his Band||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-71533||10-in.||May 1923||You'll never have no luck by quittin' me||Eva Taylor ; Clarence Williams||Female vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-71534||10-in.||May 1923||I'm gonna see you when your troubles are just like mine||Eva Taylor ; Clarence Williams||Female vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|OKeh||W80325||10-in.||1/21/1927||Someday sweetheart||Eddie Lang ; Boyd Senter||Clarinet solo, with guitar and piano||songwriter|
|OKeh||W400349||10-in.||2/25/1928||Someday, sweetheart||Emerson Black||Male vocal solo, with ukulele||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E37272||10-in.||10/22/1931||Someday sweetheart||All Star Orchestra ; Eddie Lang ; Joe Venuti||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E4224-E4225||10-in.||12/11/1926||Someday sweetheart||Evelyn Thompson||Female vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and piano||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E22243-E22244||10-in.||4/4/1927||Someday sweetheart||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and piano||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C2614||10-in.||11/30/1928||Some rainy day||Abe Lyman ; Sharps and Flats||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G)||composer|
|Brunswick||C2640||10-in.||12/6/1928||Some rainy day||Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||C2819||10-in.||1/17/1929||Some rainy day||Nick Lucas||Male vocal solo, with trumpet, guitar, and piano||composer|
|Brunswick||C656-C657||10-in.||9/17/1926||Someday sweetheart||Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C1414-C1415||10-in.||1/9/1928||Someday sweetheart||Royal Hawaiians ; Sam Ku West||Instrumental trio||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Spikes, Reb," accessed December 8, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112504.
Spikes, Reb. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 8, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112504.
"Spikes, Reb." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 8 December 2023.
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