Edward Inge

Edward Inge (May 7, 1906 – October 8, 1988) was an American jazz arranger and reedist.

Inge was raised in Kansas City and played clarinet from age 12. He played with George Reynolds's Orchestra when he was 18, then worked with Dewey Jackson, Art Sims & His Creole Roof Orchestra, and Oscar Young in the 1920s. In 1930, he became a member of McKinney's Cotton Pickers, then was offered a spot in Don Redman's band in 1931, where he played until 1939. From there he replaced Don Byas in Andy Kirk's band, remaining with Kirk until 1943.

After the early 1940s Inge became more in demand as an arranger, writing charts for Louis Armstrong, Redman, and Jimmie Lunceford among many others over the course of his career. He led his own band in Cleveland in the middle of the 1940s, then worked out of Buffalo, New York in the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1960s he played with Cecil Johnson, and in the 1970s with C.Q. Price.

Inge's recording credits include work with The Mills Brothers, Cab Calloway, and The Boswell Sisters.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 7th, 1906 (Kansas City), Died October 8th, 1988

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, saxophone

Recordings (Results 26-40 of 40 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 68547 10-in. 1/3/1941 A dream dropped in Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 68548 10-in. 1/3/1941 Is it a sin (lovin' you) ? Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 68549 10-in. 1/3/1941 Ring dem bells Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 69519 10-in. 7/17/1941 Big time grip-1 Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 69520 10-in. 7/17/1941 47th Street jive Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 69521 10-in. 7/17/1941 I'm misunderstood Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 69522 10-in. 7/17/1941 No answer Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 71050 10-in. 7/14/1942 Hey lawdy Mama Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 71051 10-in. 7/14/1942 Boogie woogie cocktail-1 Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 71052 10-in. 7/14/1942 Ride on, ride on Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 71053 10-in. 7/14/1942 Mc Ghee special-2 Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 71239 10-in. 7/31/1942 Worried life blues Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 71240 10-in. 7/31/1942 Take it and git Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 71241 10-in. 7/31/1942 Hip hip hooray Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 71242 10-in. 7/31/1942 Unlucky blues Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
(Results 26-40 of 40 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Inge, Edward," accessed January 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113595.

Inge, Edward. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113595.

"Inge, Edward." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113595

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