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 8, 1916 (Detroit), Died August 19, 1968

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1962

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

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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 266 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 89808 4/24/1956 Mournin' blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 89809 4/24/1956 Skeleton jangle Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 89924 5/8/1956 Reisenweber rag Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 89925 5/8/1956 Satanic blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 89926 5/8/1956 Lasses candy Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 89927 5/8/1956 Sudan Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 111941 3/20/1962 Way down yonder in New Orleans Henry Jerome Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 111942 3/20/1962 Georgia on my mind Henry Jerome Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 111943 3/20/1962 Muskrat ramble Henry Jerome Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 111948 3/22/1962 Jazz me blues Henry Jerome Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 111949 3/22/1962 Basin Street blues Henry Jerome Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 111950 3/22/1962 I'm confessin' Henry Jerome Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Signature SRC 108 10-in. 2/12/1945 Sugar Yank Lawson Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Signature SRC 109 10-in. 2/12/1945 Sensation rag Yank Lawson Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Signature SRC 118 10-in. March 1945 When a woman loves a man Dave Bowman Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Signature SRC 119 10-in. March 1945 Cow cow boogie Dave Bowman Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Signature SRC 120 10-in. March 1945 Stars fell on Alabama Dave Bowman Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Signature SRC 121 10-in. March 1945 [Unknown title(s)] Dave Bowman Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Signature SRC 122 10-in. March 1945 Blues Dave Bowman Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Signature SRC 129 10-in. 1945 Swingin' down and up Bill Stegmeyer Octet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Signature SRC 130 10-in. 1945 Sentimental journey Bill Stegmeyer Octet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Signature SRC 131 10-in. 1945 I can't believe that you're in love with me Bill Stegmeyer Octet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Signature SRC 132 10-in. 1945 Bosco and his doghouse Bill Stegmeyer Octet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Signature SRC 133 10-in. 1945 Frantic rhapsody Bill Stegmeyer Octet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 12SRC101 12-in. 2/12/1945 Davenport blues Yank Lawson Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
(Results 226-250 of 266 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stegmeyer, Bill," accessed December 5, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209797.

Stegmeyer, Bill. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209797.

"Stegmeyer, Bill." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 5 December 2022.

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