Dick Jacobs

Dick Jacobs (29 March 1918 – 20 May 1988) was an American musician, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, music director and an artists-and-repertoire director for several record labels (Coral, Decca, Brunswick and Springboard). He helped Jackie Wilson, Buddy Holly, Bobby Darin and others early in their careers in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1918, Died 1988

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1951 - 1967

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, arranger, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, celeste, saxophone, bells

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 82005 12/19/1951 Somebody stole my darling Connie Boswell instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 82006 12/19/1951 I know what it means to be lonesome Connie Boswell instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 82007 12/19/1951 Begin the beguine Connie Boswell instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 82008 12/19/1951 Believe it beloved Connie Boswell instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 83301 8/25/1952 I laughed at love Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 83302 8/25/1952 Takes two to tango Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 84140 3/10/1953 Let's go down to the tavern Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 84141 3/10/1953 Red top Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 84142 3/10/1953 Accent on youth Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 84143 3/10/1953 Glad rag doll Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 84356 4/21/1953 April in Portugal Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 84357 4/21/1953 Ramona Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 84481 5/11/1953 I wanna know Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 84482 5/11/1953 Till the moon turns green Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 84483 5/11/1953 The girl that I marry Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 113811 7/22/1963 Adeste fideles (O come all ye faithful) Jackie Wilson leader  
Decca 113816 7/23/1963 O little town of Bethlehem Jackie Wilson leader  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jacobs, Dick," accessed August 13, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204876.

Jacobs, Dick. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 13, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204876.

"Jacobs, Dick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 13 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204876

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