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 251-266 of 266 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Signature S-7 10-in. 12/7/1944 Wang wang blues Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Signature S-8 10-in. 12/7/1944 Stumbling Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Signature S-9 10-in. 12/7/1944 That's a plenty Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Signature S-12 1944 Rockin' chair Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Signature S-13 1944 Clarinet blues (Double clarinet) Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Signature S-14 1944 Wolverine blues Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Signature S-15 1944 Sunday Yank Lawson and his Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 12SRC100 12-in. 2/12/1945 Lady be good Yank Lawson Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca N 1235 10-in. 12/23/1943 But not for me Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca N 1236 10-in. 12/23/1943 Rose room Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca N 1237 10-in. 'S wonderful Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca N 1238 10-in. 12/23/1943 Ja-da Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca N 1239 10-in. 12/23/1943 Exactly like you Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca N 1240 10-in. 12/23/1943 Embraceable you Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca N 1242 10-in. 12/23/1943 I'll never be the same Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca N 1243 10-in. 12/23/1943 Sweet Georgia Brown (false start) ; Sweet Georgia Brown ; Sweet Georgia Brown (original take) Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 251-266 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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