Bill Stegmeyer

Bill Stegmeyer (October 8, 1916 - August 19, 1968) was an American jazz clarinetist and arranger.

Stegmeyer attended Transylvania College from 1934 to 1936, and following his studies played with Austin Wylie (1937), Glenn Miller (1938), and Bob Crosby (1939–40). In the 1940s he did arrangement work and played clarinet (and occasionally, saxophone) with Billy Butterfield, Yank Lawson, Bobby Hackett, Will Bradley, and Billie Holiday (1945–47). He arranged for WXYZ, a Detroit radio station, from 1948 to 1950, and following this arranged for Your Hit Parade (1950–58) and CBS (early 1960s). In the 1950s he also continued to play jazz, with Lawson, Butterfield, Bob Haggart, Jimmy McPartland, and Ruby Braff. He died of cancer at age 51 in 1968. His only recordings as a leader were five tunes for Signature Records in 1945 and some V-Discs.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 8th, 1916 (Detroit), Died August 19th, 1968

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1962

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, leader

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 266 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 64927 10-in. 1/23/1939 Skaters waltz in swingtime Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 64928 10-in. 1/23/1939 Stomp off, let's go Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 64929 10-in. 1/23/1939 Smokey Mary Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 64930 10-in. 1/23/1939 South Rampart Street parade Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 64931 10-in. 1/23/1939 Song of the wanderer Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 64932 10-in. 1/23/1939 Cherry Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 64933 10-in. 1/23/1939 Eye opener Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 65942 10-in. 7/10/1939 You and your love Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 65943 10-in. 7/10/1939 Melancholy mood Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 65998 10-in. 7/24/1939 Over the rainbow Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 65999 10-in. 7/24/1939 Oh you crazy moon Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66000 10-in. 7/24/1939 Day in, day out Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66220 10-in. 8/29/1939 Boogie woogie Maxixe Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66221 10-in. 8/29/1939 Blue orchids Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66222 10-in. 8/29/1939 The world is waiting for the sunrise Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66292 10-in. 9/6/1939 What used to was used to was Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66293 10-in. 9/6/1939 Lilacs in the rain Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66539 10-in. 9/11/1939 can I help it? Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66540 10-in. 9/11/1939 The starlit hour Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66666 10-in. 9/25/1939 The little man who wasn't there Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66667 10-in. 9/25/1939 (Why couldn't it last) Last night Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66702 10-in. 10/2/1939 Air mail stomp Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66791 10-in. 10/23/1939 I thought about you Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 66792 10-in. 10/23/1939 Happy birthday to love Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 66793 10-in. 10/23/1939 For dancers only Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 1-25 of 266 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stegmeyer, Bill," accessed November 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209797.

Stegmeyer, Bill. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209797.

"Stegmeyer, Bill." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 November 2020.

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