Ziggy Elman

Harry Aaron Finkelman (May 26, 1914 – June 26, 1968), known professionally as Ziggy Elman, was an American jazz trumpeter associated with Benny Goodman, though he also led his group Ziggy Elman and His Orchestra.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 26th, 1914 (Philadelphia), Died June 25th, 1968 (Van Nuys)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, director, composer, leader, songwriter

Notes: Often listed in Victor ledgers as Harry Finkelman or Ziggie Elman.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-02460 10-in. 11/5/1936 Bugle call rag Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-03549 10-in. 12/9/1936 When you and I were young, Maggie Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-03550 10-in. 12/9/1936 Gee! But you're swell Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Helen Ward Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-03551 10-in. 12/9/1936 Smoke dreams Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Helen Ward Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-03552 10-in. 12/9/1936 Swing low, sweet chariot Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-03872 10-in. 12/30/1936 He ain't got rhythm Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Jimmy Rushing Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-03873 10-in. 12/30/1936 Never should have told you Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Margaret McCrae Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-03874 10-in. 12/30/1936 This year's kisses Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Margaret McCrae Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-03875 10-in. 12/30/1936 You can tell she comes from Dixie Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Margaret McCrae Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-04235 10-in. 1/14/1937 Goodnight my love Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-04236 10-in. 1/14/1937 I want to be happy Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-04237 10-in. 1/14/1937 Chlo-e (Song of the swamp) Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-04238 10-in. 1/14/1937 Rosetta Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-04582 10-in. 2/8/1937 My last affair Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-04583 10-in. 2/8/1937 Jivin' the vibres Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-04584 10-in. 2/8/1937 The mood that I'm in Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-04585 10-in. 2/8/1937 Stomp Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-09569 10-in. 7/6/1937 Peckin' Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-09570 10-in. 7/6/1937 Can't we be friends? Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PCS-09571 12-in. 7/6/1937 Sing, sing, sing Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PCS-09572 12-in. 7/6/1937 Sing, sing, sing Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-09576 10-in. 7/7/1937 Roll 'em Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-09577 10-in. 7/7/1937 When it's sleepy time down South Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-09578 10-in. 7/7/1937 Afraid to dream Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Betty Van Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-09579 10-in. 7/7/1937 Changes Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-09680 10-in. 9/5/1937 The object of my affections Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-09681 10-in. 9/5/1937 Judy Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-09682 10-in. 9/5/1937 Baby, won't you please come home Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-09683 10-in. 9/5/1937 Everybody loves my baby Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-09684 10-in. 9/5/1937 After you've gone Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-09685 10-in. 9/5/1937 I just couldn't take it, baby Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-017039 10-in. 11/12/1937 You took the words right out of my mouth Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-017040 10-in. 11/12/1937 Mama, that moon is here again Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-017041 10-in. 11/12/1937 Loch Lomond Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-017042 10-in. 11/12/1937 Camel hop Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-017043 10-in. 11/12/1937 True confession Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-017044 10-in. 11/12/1937 Life goes to a party Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-017454 10-in. 12/3/1937 If dreams come true Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-017455 10-in. 12/3/1937 I'm like a fish out of water Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-017456 10-in. 12/3/1937 Sweet stranger Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-017783 10-in. 12/29/1937 Bei mir bist du schön Benny Goodman Quartet ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance quartet, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-019831 10-in. 2/16/1938 Don't be that way Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-019832 10-in. 2/16/1938 One o'clock jump Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-024472 10-in. 8/8/1938 You got me Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-024473 10-in. 8/8/1938 Blue interlude Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-028997 10-in. 11/23/1938 I must see Annie tonight Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-028998 10-in. 11/23/1938 Kind'a lonesome Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-028999 10-in. 11/23/1938 My honey's lovin' arms Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-030308 10-in. 11/23/1938 Farewell blues Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-030770 10-in. 12/28/1938 And the angels sing Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet, director, composer  
Victor BS-030771 10-in. 12/28/1938 Bublitchki Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet, director  
Victor BS-030772 10-in. 12/28/1938 29th and Dearborn Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet, director  
Victor BS-030773 10-in. 12/28/1938 Sugar Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet, director  
Victor BS-031875 10-in. 2/1/1939 And the angels sing Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-034649 10-in. 5/4/1939 Pick a rib Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-034650 10-in. 5/4/1939 You and your love Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-034651 10-in. 5/4/1939 Who'll buy my bublitchki? Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-035700 10-in. 4/4/1939 And the angels sing Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-035713 10-in. 4/7/1939 Show your linen Miss Richardson Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Johnny Mercer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-035714 10-in. 4/7/1939 The lady's in love with you Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-035717 10-in. 4/7/1939 Rose of Washington Square Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-035718 10-in. 4/7/1939 The siren's song Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-035755 10-in. 4/17/1939 And the angels sing Jack Miller ; Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBS-036420 10-in. 8/16/1939 And the angels sing (As it might be presented at the Metropolitan Opera House) Alec Templeton Comic monologue, with piano and male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-037604 10-in. 6/8/1939 You're mine, you! Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-037605 10-in. 6/8/1939 Let's fall in love Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-037606 10-in. 6/8/1939 Zaggin' with Zig Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-037607 10-in. 6/8/1939 I'll never be the same Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-037614 10-in. 6/9/1939 If it's good (Then I want it) Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-037615 10-in. 6/9/1939 Stand by! For further announcements (And more good news) Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-037616 10-in. 6/9/1939 Ain't cha comin' home Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-037617 10-in. 6/9/1939 Big wig in the wigwam Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-041928 10-in. 8/29/1939 You took advantage of me Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BS-041929 10-in. 8/29/1939 I'm yours Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BS-041930 10-in. 8/29/1939 Am I blue? Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BS-041931 10-in. 8/29/1939 I have everything to live for Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Victor BS-043921 10-in. 11/27/1939 What used to was, used to was (Now it ain't) Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-043922 10-in. 11/27/1939 Bye 'n bye Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, songwriter, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-043923 10-in. 11/27/1939 Love is the sweetest thing Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-043924 10-in. 11/27/1939 Deep night Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-046028 10-in. 12/26/1939 Forgive my heart Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trumpet, composer  
Victor BS-046029 10-in. 12/26/1939 Tootin' my baby back home Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-046030 10-in. 12/26/1939 I'm through with love Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-046031 10-in. 12/26/1939 Something to remember you by Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-055108 10-in. 10/16/1940 Swing time up in Harlem Connie Haines ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-055109 10-in. 10/16/1940 Swing high Ziggy Elman ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with trumpet soloist instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-055110 10-in. 10/16/1940 Do you know why Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-055111 10-in. 10/16/1940 Isn't that just like love Connie Haines ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-055112 10-in. 10/16/1940 Swanee River Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-060331 10-in. 1/16/1941 Bugle call rag Metronome All Star Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-060332 10-in. 1/16/1941 One o'clock jump Metronome All Star Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-067652 10-in. 8/19/1941 Violets for your furs Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-067653 10-in. 8/19/1941 The sunshine of your smile Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-067789 10-in. 9/12/1941 Eli, Eli Ziggy Elman ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with trumpet solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-067932 10-in. 9/26/1941 The skunk song Chuck Peterson ; The Pied Pipers ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, mixed vocal ensemble, and speaker instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-067933 10-in. 9/26/1941 The skunk song Chuck Peterson ; The Pied Pipers ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, mixed vocal ensemble, and speaker instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-067934 10-in. 9/26/1941 Somebody loves me The Pied Pipers ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-067935 10-in. 9/26/1941 Love sends a little gift of roses Ken Curtis ; The Pied Pipers ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-067936 10-in. 9/26/1941 It isn't a dream any more Jo Stafford ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-067937 10-in. 9/26/1941 Embraceable you The Pied Pipers ; Jo Stafford ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-067938 10-in. 9/26/1941 The anniversary waltz Ken Curtis ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-Test-2435 10-in. 12/9/1936 Smoke dreams Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 6034 2/2/1951 Sentimental music Bing Crosby instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 6035 2/2/1951 Silver moon Bing Crosby instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 6262 4/27/1951 Gone fishin' Louis Armstrong ; Bing Crosby instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 7519 12/31/1953 Moanin' low Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 7520 12/31/1953 Takin' a chance on love Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Elman, Ziggy," accessed March 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116528.

Elman, Ziggy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116528.

"Elman, Ziggy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 March 2021.

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