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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, director

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 242 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-063725 10-in. 4/9/1941 Bar babble Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-063726 10-in. 4/9/1941 Throwing pebbles in the millstream Ray Kellogg ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-063727 10-in. 4/9/1941 Mighty lak' a rose Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-063728 10-in. 4/9/1941 I understand Ray Kellogg ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-065674 10-in. 6/3/1941 Sand in my shoes Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-065675 10-in. 6/3/1941 Lament to love Ray Kellogg ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-065676 10-in. 6/3/1941 Down, down, down (What a song) Harriet Clark ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-065677 10-in. 6/3/1941 Easy Street Ray Kellogg ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-066968 10-in. 7/23/1941 The nickel serenade Diane Mitchell ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-066969 10-in. 7/23/1941 Hi neighbor Ray Kellogg ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-066970 10-in. 6/23/1941 Memories of you Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-066971 10-in. 7/23/1941 As we walk into the sunset Ray Kellogg ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-067757 10-in. 9/8/1941 When I grow too old to dream Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-067758 10-in. 9/8/1941 My foolish heart and I Ray Kellogg ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-067759 10-in. 9/8/1941 Watch the birdie Harriet Clark ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-067760 10-in. 9/8/1941 Nothin' Harriet Clark ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-073714 10-in. 3/18/1942 Sweet talk Ray Kellogg ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-073715 10-in. 3/18/1942 Heavenly hideway Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-073716 10-in. 3/18/1942 You're blasé Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-073717 10-in. 3/18/1942 Deliver me to Tennessee Ray Kellogg ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
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  
(Results 1-25 of 242 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dunham, Sonny," accessed September 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/202789.

Dunham, Sonny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/202789.

"Dunham, Sonny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 September 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/202789

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