Robert Marshall Rosengarden (April 23, 1924 – February 27, 2007) was an American jazz drummer, percussionist and bandleader. A native of Elgin, Illinois, United States, he played on many recordings and in television orchestras and talk show bands.
Rosengarden began playing drums when he was 12, and later studied at the University of Michigan. After playing drums in Army bands in World War II, he moved to New York City, working in several groups between 1945 and 1948, before becoming a busy studio musician. He played at NBC-TV (1949–1968) and ABC (1969–1974) on The Steve Allen Show, The Ernie Kovacs Show, Sing Along With Mitch, Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show Band, and led the band for The Dick Cavett Show.
Through the years, Rosengarden was an active studio musician, recording with Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Skitch Henderson, Quincy Jones, Peter Nero, Gil Evans, Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Benny Goodman, Moondog, Dick Hyman, Arlo Guthrie, Carmen McRae, Ben E. King, Harry Belafonte, Barbra Streisand, Jimi Hendrix, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Walter Wanderley and Tony Bennett.
In later years, Rosengarden was most often heard as the drummer with a variety of all-star, swing-oriented groups, including Soprano Summit. He died of Alzheimer's disease in Sarasota, Florida, at the age of 82.
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 51 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||74916||5/13/1949||Caravan||Sy Oliver Orchestra||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||74917||5/13/1949||Nine o'clock gal||Sy Oliver Orchestra||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||74918||5/13/1949||That's the gal for me||Sy Oliver Orchestra||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||74919||5/13/1949||When my sugar walks down the street||Sy Oliver Orchestra||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||87856||4/15/1955||Fine and dandy||Steve Allen||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||87857||4/15/1955||Limehouse blues||Steve Allen||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||87858||4/15/1955||S'posin'||Steve Allen||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||87859||4/15/1955||Chicken wire blues||Steve Allen||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||87860||4/15/1955||Lover man-1||Steve Allen||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||87861||4/15/1955||Tea for two||Steve Allen||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||87862||4/15/1955||I thought about you||Steve Allen||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||87863||4/15/1955||Strike up the band||Steve Allen||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||87864||4/15/1955||Poor butterfly||Steve Allen||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||87865||4/15/1955||Body and soul-2||Steve Allen||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||110551||5/11/1961||Anna||Phil Kraus (Krause)||arranger|
|Decca||110552||5/11/1961||Never on Sunday||Phil Kraus (Krause)||arranger|
|Decca||110553||5/11/1961||Flying down to Rio||Phil Kraus (Krause)||arranger|
|Decca||110554||5/11/1961||Written on the wind||Phil Kraus (Krause)||arranger|
|Decca||110555||5/11/1961||Blues in the night||Phil Kraus (Krause)||arranger|
|Decca||110556||5/11/1961||Singin' in the rain||Phil Kraus (Krause)||arranger|
|Decca||110557||5/11/1961||Love is a many splendored thing||Phil Kraus (Krause)||arranger|
|Decca||110558||5/11/1961||Spellbound||Phil Kraus (Krause)||arranger|
|Decca||110559||5/11/1961||The moon of Manakoora||Phil Kraus (Krause)||arranger|
|Decca||110560||5/11/1961||On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe||Phil Kraus (Krause)||arranger|
|Decca||110561||5/11/1961||The high and the mighty||Phil Kraus (Krause)||arranger|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rosengarden, Bobby," accessed December 9, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/208814.
Rosengarden, Bobby. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 9, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/208814.
"Rosengarden, Bobby." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 9 December 2023.
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