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 (Results 26-44 of 44 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-44 of 44 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Melrose, Lester," accessed December 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114481.

Melrose, Lester. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114481.

"Melrose, Lester." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 December 2021.

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

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