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Sonny Dunham

Elmer "Sonny" Dunham (November 16, 1911 – July 9, 1990) was an American trumpet player and bandleader. A versatile musician, he was one of the few trumpet players who could double on the trombone with equal skill.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 16th, 1911 (Brockton), Died July 9th, 1990

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, trombone, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 222 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 38676 10-in. 9/17/1934 When will I know? Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 38677 10-in. 9/17/1934 Chinatown, my Chinatown Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 38678 10-in. 9/17/1934 Nagasaki Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 38715 10-in. 9/24/1934 A new moon is over my shoulder Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 38716 10-in. 9/24/1934 I'm in love Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 38717 10-in. 9/24/1934 You're a builder-upper Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 38718 10-in. 9/24/1934 Judy Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 38726 10-in. 9/24/1934 Stompin' around Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 38727 10-in. 9/24/1934 P. S. I love you Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 38929 10-in. 10/31/1934 Irresistible Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 38930 10-in. 10/31/1934 I've got an invitation to a dance Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 38931 10-in. 10/31/1934 Maybe I'm wrong again Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 38932 10-in. 10/31/1934 You took advantage of me Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 39130 10-in. 11/16/1934 Where there's smoke there's fire Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 39131 10-in. 11/16/1934 Two in a dream Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 39132 10-in. 11/16/1934 Blue moon Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 39133 10-in. 11/16/1934 The object of my affection Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 39174 10-in. 12/19/1934 Just a fair-weather friend Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 39175 10-in. 12/19/1934 I woke up too soon Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 39176 10-in. 12/19/1934 In my country that means love Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 39233 10-in. 1/9/1935 Fare Thee well, Annabelle Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 39234 10-in. 1/9/1935 When I grow too old to dream Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 39235 10-in. 1/9/1935 The night is young Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 39236 10-in. 1/9/1935 In a blue and pensive mood Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
Decca 39333 10-in. 2/6/1935 The little man with the hammer Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, trombone, arranger  
(Results 1-25 of 222 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dunham, Sonny," accessed November 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/202789.

Dunham, Sonny. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/202789.

"Dunham, Sonny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 November 2020.

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