Ralph Burns

Ralph Jose P. Burns (June 29, 1922 – November 21, 2001) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 29, 1922 (Newton), Died November 21, 2001 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, piano, arranger, organ, composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-068191 10-in. 11/12/1941 Flo-flo Sam Donahue Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Decca 71626 10-in. 1/8/1944 Noah-1 Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 71627 10-in. 1/8/1944 I've got you under my skin-1 Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 71628 10-in. 1/8/1944 I get a kick out of you-1 Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 71629 10-in. 1/8/1944 I'll get by Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 71901 10-in. 3/23/1944 Cherry-2 Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 71902 10-in. 3/23/1944 Milkman, keep those bottles quiet Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 71903 10-in. 3/23/1944 Irresistible you Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 71904 10-in. 3/23/1944 It must be jelly Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 71906 10-in. 3/24/1944 Don't change horses Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 71909 3/29/1944 Say so Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 71910 3/29/1944 Goin' home Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 71911 3/29/1944 Refuse it Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 71912 3/29/1944 Ingie speaks-1 Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 71939 4/5/1944 As long as I live Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 71940 10-in. 4/5/1944 Perdido (Lost)-1 Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 71941 10-in. 4/5/1944 I didn't know about you Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 71941[a] 4/5/1944 Blue lullaby Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 88467 8/8/1955 My ship Sylvia Syms leader  
Decca 88468 8/8/1955 Honey in the honeycomb Sylvia Syms leader  
Decca 88469 8/8/1955 Then I'll be tired of you Sylvia Syms leader  
Decca 88470 8/8/1955 A woman's intuition Sylvia Syms leader  
Decca 88489 8/11/1955 I'm the girl Sylvia Syms leader  
Decca 88490 8/11/1955 I'm so happy I could cry Sylvia Syms leader  
Decca 88491 8/11/1955 Lilac wine Sylvia Syms leader  
Decca 88492 8/11/1955 I don't want to cry anymore Sylvia Syms leader  
Decca 88518 8/18/1955 Experiment Sylvia Syms leader  
Decca 88519 8/18/1955 We just couldn't say goodbye Sylvia Syms leader  
Decca 88520 8/18/1955 Down with love Sylvia Syms leader  
Decca 88521 8/18/1955 Let me love you Sylvia Syms leader  
Decca 88710 9/29/1955 Cool cat on a hot tin roof Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 88711 9/29/1955 What am I here for Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 88712 9/29/1955 Jazz Club U.S.A. Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 88740 10/6/1955 I'll be around Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 88741 10/6/1955 Royal garden blues Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 88742 10/6/1955 Nocturne Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 88743 10/6/1955 South Gonzales Street parade Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100206 6/29/1956 Give it back to the Indians Mark Murphy leader  
Decca 100207 6/29/1956 You mustn't kick it around Mark Murphy leader  
Decca 100208 6/29/1956 Fascinating rhythm Mark Murphy leader  
Decca 100209 6/29/1956 Limehouse blues Mark Murphy leader  
Decca 100427 8/9/1956 Guess I'll hang my tears out to dry Mark Murphy leader  
Decca 100428 8/9/1956 A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square Mark Murphy leader  
Decca 100429 8/9/1956 Irresistible you Mark Murphy leader  
Decca 100430 8/9/1956 If I could be with you Mark Murphy leader  
Decca 100431 8/13/1956 I'm a circus Mark Murphy leader  
Decca 100432 8/13/1956 I've got two eyes Mark Murphy leader  
Decca 100433 8/13/1956 Exactly like you Mark Murphy leader  
Decca 100434 8/13/1956 Two ladies in de shade of de banana tree Mark Murphy leader  
Decca 100628 9/18/1956 Love is a simple thing Pat Kirby leader  
Decca 100629 9/18/1956 Down with love-1 Pat Kirby leader  
Decca 100630 9/18/1956 All or nothing at all Pat Kirby leader  
Decca 100631 9/18/1956 Love Pat Kirby leader  
Decca 100698 10/3/1956 Like someone in love Pat Kirby leader  
Decca 100699 10/3/1956 I get along without you very well-1 Pat Kirby leader  
Decca 100700 10/3/1956 The more I see you Pat Kirby leader  
Decca 100701 10/3/1956 I fall in love too easily Pat Kirby leader  
Decca 100822 10/23/1956 What is this thing called love Pat Kirby leader  
Decca 100823 10/23/1956 The gentleman obviously doesn't believe Pat Kirby leader  
Decca 100824 10/23/1956 Lover man (Oh, where can you be?) Pat Kirby leader  
Decca 100825 10/23/1956 In love in vain Pat Kirby leader  
Decca 103200 9/3/1957 Be fair The Anita Kerr Quartet leader  
Decca 103201 9/3/1957 Comes love The Anita Kerr Quartet leader  
Decca 103202 9/3/1957 You and the night and the music The Anita Kerr Quartet leader  
Decca 103216 9/5/1957 People will say we're in love The Anita Kerr Quartet leader  
Decca 103217 9/5/1957 Somebody stole my gal The Anita Kerr Quartet leader  
Decca 103218 9/5/1957 With the wind and the rain in your hair The Anita Kerr Quartet leader  
Decca 103219 9/5/1957 Mama's gone, goodbye Rockin' chair The Anita Kerr Quartet leader  
Decca 103341 9/20/1957 Till Kay Armen leader  
Decca 103342 9/20/1957 Scarlet ribbons (for her hair) Kay Armen leader  
Decca 103343 9/20/1957 Ha! Ha! Ha! Kay Armen leader  
Decca 103344 9/20/1957 [Unknown title(s)] Kay Armen leader  
Decca 104093 1/20/1958 Summer love Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 104094 1/20/1958 Sweet Sue Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 104095 1/20/1958 Tonight Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 104096 1/20/1958 Blues for Terrisita Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 104097 1/23/1958 The gypsy Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 104098 1/23/1958 Witchcraft Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 104099 1/23/1958 Pastel blue Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 104100 1/23/1958 Lazy afternoon Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 104101 1/28/1958 My heart stood still Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 104102 1/28/1958 On a Sunday by the sea Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 104103 1/28/1958 I hear music Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 104104 1/28/1958 Swing into Spring Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 105400 8/4/1958 Mister Meadowlark Carmen McRae arranger, leader  
Decca 105401 8/4/1958 Skylark Carmen McRae arranger, leader  
Decca 105402 8/4/1958 Bye bye blackbird Carmen McRae arranger, leader  
Decca 105403 8/4/1958 Flamingo Carmen McRae arranger, leader  
Decca 105404 8/4/1958 A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square Carmen McRae arranger, leader  
Decca 105405 8/4/1958 When the swallows come back to Capistrano Carmen McRae arranger, leader  
Decca 105406 8/6/1958 His eye is on the sparrow Carmen McRae arranger, leader  
Decca 105407 8/6/1958 The eagle and me Carmen McRae arranger, leader  
Decca 105408 8/6/1958 When the red, red robbin comes bob, bob, bobbin' along Carmen McRae arranger, leader  
Decca 105409 8/6/1958 Georgia Rose Carmen McRae arranger, leader  
Decca 105410 8/8/1958 Bob White Ralph Burns Orchestra arranger, leader  
Decca 105411 8/8/1958 Baltimore oriole Ralph Burns Orchestra arranger, leader  
Decca 105456 8/8/1958 Chicken today, feathers tomorrow Ralph Burns Orchestra arranger, leader  
Decca 105704 9/23/1958 I got plenty o' nuttin' Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger, organ  
Decca 105705 9/23/1958 My man's gone now Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger, organ  
Decca 105706 9/23/1958 It takes a long pull to get there Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger, organ  
Decca 105719 9/25/1958 Alice blue gown Kay Armen leader  
Decca 105720 9/25/1958 (What can I say) After I say I'm sorry Kay Armen leader  
Decca 105721 9/25/1958 Lonesome and sorry Kay Armen leader  
Decca 105722 9/25/1958 Rose of Washington Square Kay Armen leader  
Decca 105723 9/25/1958 Somebody loves you Kay Armen leader  
Decca 105724 9/29/1958 The love nest Kay Armen leader  
Decca 105725 9/29/1958 When you were sweet sixteen Kay Armen leader  
Decca 105726 9/29/1958 You know you belong to somebody else Kay Armen leader  
Decca 105727 9/29/1958 Everything is peaches down in Georgia Kay Armen leader  
Decca 105732 9/30/1958 Bess oh where is my Bess? Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger, organ  
Decca 105733 9/30/1958 I loves you Porgy Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger, organ  
Decca 105734 9/30/1958 Summertime Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger, organ  
Decca 105735 9/30/1958 Bess you is my woman now Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger, organ  
Decca 105758 10/3/1958 It ain't necessarily so Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger, organ  
Decca 105759 10/3/1958 Oh Lord, I'm on my way Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger, organ  
Decca 105760 10/3/1958 Red headed woman Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger, organ  
Decca 105761 10/3/1958 There's a boat that's leaving soon for New York Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger, organ  
Decca 107792 7/22/1959 A ship without a sail Ellis Larkins leader  
Decca 107793 7/22/1959 In love in vain Ellis Larkins leader  
Decca 107794 7/22/1959 Who can I turn to? Ellis Larkins leader  
Decca 107795 7/22/1959 Moon and sand Ellis Larkins leader  
Decca 107796 7/22/1959 Always you Ellis Larkins leader  
Decca 107797 7/22/1959 Ecstasy Ellis Larkins leader  
Decca 107798 7/24/1959 Just Arlene Ellis Larkins leader  
Decca 107799 7/24/1959 Now Ellis Larkins leader  
Decca 107800 7/24/1959 Down with love Ellis Larkins leader  
Decca 107801 7/24/1959 Good for nothin' Joe Ellis Larkins leader  
Decca 107802 7/24/1959 Wrap your troubles in dreams Ellis Larkins leader  
Decca 107803 7/24/1959 I'm forever blowing bubbles Ellis Larkins leader  
Decca 110141 2/6/1961 That's all Roberta Sherwood leader  
Decca 110142 2/6/1961 How deep is the ocean Roberta Sherwood leader  
Decca 110143 2/6/1961 You have taken my heart Roberta Sherwood leader  
Decca 110144 2/6/1961 I see your face before me Roberta Sherwood leader  
Decca 110145 2/8/1961 These foolish things Roberta Sherwood leader  
Decca 110146 2/8/1961 Stormy weather Roberta Sherwood leader  
Decca 110147 2/8/1961 Oh, but I do Roberta Sherwood leader  
Decca 110148 2/8/1961 With my eyes wide open, I'm dreaming Roberta Sherwood leader  
Decca 110149 2/9/1961 You'd be so nice to come home to Roberta Sherwood leader  
Decca 110150 2/9/1961 Make someone happy Roberta Sherwood leader  
Decca 110151 2/9/1961 My baby just cares for me Roberta Sherwood leader  
Decca 110152 2/9/1961 When my dreamboat comes home Roberta Sherwood leader  
Decca 113674 6/18/1963 Once upon a time Mabel Mercer leader  
Decca 113675 6/18/1963 Mira Mabel Mercer leader  
Decca 113676 6/18/1963 This is all I ask Mabel Mercer leader  
Decca 113677 6/18/1963 The ballad of the sad young men Mabel Mercer leader  
Decca 113678 6/27/1963 More I cannot wish you Mabel Mercer leader  
Decca 113679 6/27/1963 Try to remember Mabel Mercer leader  
Decca 113680 6/27/1963 Hello my lover, goodbye Mabel Mercer leader  
Decca 113681 6/27/1963 I've got your number Mabel Mercer leader  
Decca 113682 7/2/1963 Year after year Mabel Mercer leader  
Decca 113683 7/2/1963 My resistance is low Mabel Mercer leader  
Decca 113684 7/2/1963 Run to love Mabel Mercer leader  
Decca 113685 7/2/1963 Trouble comes Mabel Mercer leader  
Decca 117712 7/14/1966 Georgia Rose Carmen McRae arranger  
Signature SRC 655 10-in. 1947 Malaguena Anita O'Day instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Signature SRC 656 10-in. 1947 I told ya I love ya, now get out Anita O'Day instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Signature SRC 657 10-in. 1947 How high the moon Anita O'Day instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Signature SRC 658 10-in. 1947 I ain't gettin' any younger Anita O'Day instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Signature SRC 659 10-in. 1947 Travel in' man Anita O'Day instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Signature SRC 660 10-in. 1947 Key largo Anita O'Day instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca L 3690 10-in. 12/11/1944 As long as I love Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca L 3691 10-in. 12/11/1944 Saturday night Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca L 3695 10-in. 12/12/1944 Please don't say no Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca L 3696 10-in. 12/12/1944 I ain't got nothin' but the blues Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Signature BTS-1 10/2/1944 Skyscraper Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, piano  
Signature BTS-2 10/2/1944 Poppilona Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, piano  
Signature BTS-3 10/2/1944 A melody for the sky Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, piano  
Signature RHT-5 10-in. 1944 Bob's belief Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, piano  
Signature RHT-6 10-in. 1944 Sweet and lovely Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, piano  
Signature RHT-7 10-in. 1944 Stompin' at the Savoy Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, piano  
Signature RHT-8 10-in. 1944 Lover come back to me Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca N 1403 10-in. 1/8/1944 Crying sands Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burns, Ralph," accessed November 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201316.

Burns, Ralph. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201316.

"Burns, Ralph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 November 2022.

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