John Rotella

Johnny Rotella (November 4, 1920 – September 11, 2014) was an American woodwind player, session player, and songwriter. In a career spanning more than six decades, he wrote over 200 songs, including the Frank Sinatra standard “Nothing but the Best”.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 4, 1920 (Jersey City), Died September 11, 2014

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, clarinet, saxophone

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 85 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 81383 8/13/1951 Dreamy melody Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 81384 8/13/1951 Darling, how could you? Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 81385 8/13/1951 V hop Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 81435 8/20/1951 Jeep jockey jump Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 81436 8/20/1951 Georgia on my mind Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 81437 8/20/1951 Who's sorry now? Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 81438 8/20/1951 St. Louis blues Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 5234 12/2/1949 Sitting by the window Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 5235 12/2/1949 Just for old times Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 5236 12/2/1949 By the waters of Minnetonka Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 5237 12/2/1949 Crew cut Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 5349 1/24/1950 Bamboo Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 5350 1/24/1950 One! Two! Three! Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 5351 1/24/1950 Stormy weather march Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 5352 1/24/1950 Carioca Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 5397 2/20/1950 Smoke gets in your eyes Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 5398 2/20/1950 Night and day Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 5399 2/20/1950 All the things you are Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 5400 2/20/1950 Stardust Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 5419 3/9/1950 Blue skies Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 5420 3/9/1950 Dancing in the dark Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 5423 3/10/1950 This can't be love Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 5424 3/10/1950 What is this thing called love? Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 5425 3/10/1950 Desert serenade Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 5499 4/5/1950 Home cookin' Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 85 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rotella, John," accessed July 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/208851.

Rotella, John. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 23, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/208851.

"Rotella, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/208851

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