Dick Rogers

Dick Rogers (1912—1970) was a singer, comedian, songwriter and pianist, who wrote the lyrics for "Harlem Nocturne". He was a member of the Ray Noble orchestra and the Will Osborne band.

Rogers was associated with Will Osborne, a "star crooner" who was on the radio in the 1930s. Osborne's band was on the decline in 1940. Osborne created a "bus and truck vaudeville show", with comedy acts, which did not do well. Dick was hired on as "Stinky" Rogers, doing a singing comedy act. When Osborne moved to Hollywood in 1940, Rogers took over the band. He did well, according to Billboard Magazine, who said he "acquitted himself credibly, as did his orchestra." The magazine called him capable, saying he could sing, compose, play and lead.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1912, Died 1970

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-043992 10-in. 12/11/1939 Between 18th and 19th on Chestnut Street Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Mary Ann McCall Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-043996 10-in. 12/15/1939 Between 18th and 19th on Chestnut Street Sterling Bose ; Delta Rhythm Band ; Bob Zurke Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-046195 10-in. 1/10/1940 Would'st could I but kiss thy hand, oh babe Hal Derwin ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-049059 10-in. 3/27/1940 Missouri scrambler Larry Clinton and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-051868 10-in. 7/16/1940 Dry bones Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-054601 10-in. 7/19/1940 Pompton Turnpike Charlie Barnet Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-058190 10-in. 12/19/1940 Missouri scrambler Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D6VB-2616 10-in. 8/6/1946 I guess I'll get the papers (and go home) Herbie Fields Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D6VB-3502 10-in. 12/23/1946 It might have been a different story Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Male vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-2076 10-in. 11/14/1947 I still love you Kaye Choir ; Sammy Kaye ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Recitation, with vocal chorus and jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D7VB-2807 10-in. 12/16/1947 Two blocks down, turn to the left (on the right hand side of the street) Deep River Boys Male vocal group, with instrumental quartet songwriter  
Columbia [W]151455 10-in. 3/23/1931 I'm left with the blues in my heart King Carter and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]151456 10-in. 3/23/1931 Minnie the Moocher King Carter and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Decca 61424 10-in. 11/23/1936 It's de-lovely Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 61427 10-in. 11/23/1936 That foolish feeling Will Osborne and his Orchestra vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rogers, Dick," accessed May 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/208727.

Rogers, Dick. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/208727.

"Rogers, Dick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/208727

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