Reb Spikes

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 composer, leader  
Columbia W144766 10-in. 10/15/1927 Fight that thing Reb Spikes Majors and Minors Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
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  
(Results 1-25 of 35 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Spikes, Reb," accessed January 29, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112504.

Spikes, Reb. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 29, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112504.

"Spikes, Reb." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 29 January 2023.

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