Lester Melrose

Lester Franklin Melrose (December 14, 1891 – April 12, 1968) was a talent scout who was one of the first American producers of Chicago blues records.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 14th, 1891 (Sumner), Died April 12th, 1968

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: session supervisor, composer, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-48712 10-in. 12/10/1928 Barrell house stomp E. C. Cobb and his Corn-Eaters Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-80958 10-in. 11/1/1934 Christmas mornin' blues Kansas City Kitty Female vocal solo, with piano session supervisor  
Victor BS-80959 10-in. 11/1/1934 Double trouble blues Kansas City Kitty Female vocal solo, with piano session supervisor  
Victor BS-80960 10-in. 11/1/1934 Leave my man alone Kansas City Kitty Female vocal solo, with piano session supervisor  
Victor BS-80961 10-in. 11/1/1934 Mistreatin' easy rider Kansas City Kitty Female vocal solo, with piano and kazoo session supervisor  
Victor BS-80962 10-in. 11/1/1934 My gal blues Eddie Morgan Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar session supervisor  
Victor BS-80963 10-in. 11/1/1934 Rock house blues Eddie Morgan Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar session supervisor  
Victor BS-100305 10-in. 4/1/1936 Shanghai honeymoon Chicago Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-100312 10-in. 4/5/1936 I want you by my side Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-100313 10-in. 4/5/1936 Jockey blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-034853 10-in. 6/5/1939 Shanghai honeymoon Four Clefs Instrumental quartet, with vocal composer  
Victor BS-034862 10-in. 6/5/1939 Spo-de-o-dee Four Clefs Instrumental quartet, with vocal composer  
Victor BS-068349 10-in. 11/24/1941 I guess I'll be on my way Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-068863 10-in. 1/13/1942 I guess I'll be on my way Jane Fulton ; Joe Reichman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-068886 10-in. 1/15/1942 Honey dear Marilyn Duke ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band. with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor D5AB-0354 10-in. 7/12/1945 Drop down blues Joe Williams Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and drums session supervisor  
Victor D5AB-0355 10-in. 7/12/1945 Somebody's been worrying Joe Williams Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and drums session supervisor  
Victor D5AB-0356 10-in. 7/12/1945 Wanita Joe Williams Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and drums session supervisor  
Victor D5AB-0357 10-in. 7/12/1945 Vitamin A Joe Williams Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and drums session supervisor  
Victor D5AB-0386 10-in. 10/9/1945 The honeydripper Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet session supervisor  
Victor D5AB-0387 10-in. 10/9/1945 Date bait Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet session supervisor  
Victor D5AB-0388 10-in. 10/9/1945 High price blues Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet session supervisor  
Victor D5AB-0389 10-in. 10/9/1945 Peeping Tom Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet session supervisor  
Victor D6AB-1816 10-in. 2/18/1946 Reckless rider blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass session supervisor  
Victor D6AB-1817 10-in. 2/18/1946 Fast woman blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass session supervisor  
Victor D6AB-1818 10-in. 2/18/1946 All in all blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass session supervisor  
Victor D6AB-1819 10-in. 2/18/1946 Keep on sailing Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass session supervisor  
Victor D6AB-1820 10-in. 2/18/1946 Look on yonder wall Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass session supervisor  
Victor D6AB-1821 10-in. 2/18/1946 Long razor blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass session supervisor  
Victor D7VB-0389 10-in. 4/3/1947 I had to let her go Boogie Band ; Little Eddie Boyd ; J. T. Brown Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
Victor D7VB-0390 10-in. 4/3/1947 Kilroy won't be back Boogie Band ; Little Eddie Boyd ; J. T. Brown Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-0388 10-in. 2/25/1949 No. 1 drunkard Washboard Sam Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D9VB-0389 10-in. 2/25/1949 I'm just tired Washboard Sam Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor D9VB-0390 10-in. 2/25/1949 Maybe you'll love me Washboard Sam Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor D9VB-0391 10-in. 2/25/1949 Nothing in rambling Washboard Sam Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
OKeh 9801 10-in. June 1926 Shanghai honeymoon Al Turk's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C2920 10-in. 2/7/1929 Shake that jelly roll Junie C. Cobb ; Grains of Corn Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C3127 10-in. 3/15/1929 Aunt Jemina stomp Kansas City Tin Roof Stompers Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C3128 10-in. 3/15/1929 St. Louis bound Kansas City Tin Roof Stompers Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick TC3129 10-in. 3/15/1929 Shanghai honeymoon Kansas City Tin Roof Stompers Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick C3761 10-in. 7/2/1929 Shanghai honeymoon Kansas City Stompers Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C5308 10-in. 1/24/1930 Wailing blues Cellar Boys, The Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C5309 10-in. 1/24/1930 Barrel house stomp Cellar Boys, The Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 11757 10-in. 6/22/1927 Shanghai honeymoon Duke Yellman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Melrose, Lester," accessed December 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114481.

Melrose, Lester. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114481.

"Melrose, Lester." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 December 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114481

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