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 26-50 of 266 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 66794 10-in. 10/23/1939 The answer is love Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 66830 10-in. 11/6/1939 It's a whole new thing Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66831 10-in. 11/6/1939 Angry Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66832 10-in. 11/6/1939 Complainin' Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66939 10-in. 12/6/1939 Between 18th and 19th on Chestnut Street Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66940 10-in. 12/6/1939 Pinch me Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66941 10-in. 12/6/1939 I wanna wrap you up Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 66942 10-in. 12/6/1939 The little red fox Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67095 10-in. 1/23/1940 I've got my eyes on you Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67096 10-in. 1/23/1940 Angel Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67097 10-in. 1/23/1940 Ooh! What you said Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67098 10-in. 1/23/1940 Gotta get home Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67187 10-in. 2/13/1940 Shake down the stars Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67188 10-in. 2/13/1940 You, you darlin' Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67189 10-in. 2/13/1940 With the wind and the rain in your hair Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67190 10-in. 2/13/1940 Reminiscing time Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67204 10-in. 2/19/1940 Up the chimney go my dreams Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67205 10-in. 2/19/1940 Run, rabbit, run Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67206 10-in. 2/19/1940 Leanin' on the old top rail Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67207 10-in. 2/19/1940 They ought to write a book about you Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67231 10-in. 2/27/1940 Tit willow Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67232 10-in. 2/27/1940 Ain't goin' nowhere Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67233 10-in. 2/27/1940 Sweet Genevieve Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67234 10-in. 2/27/1940 Where the blue of the night meets the gold of the day Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67263 10-in. 3/4/1940 My! My! Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
(Results 26-50 of 266 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stegmeyer, Bill," accessed November 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209797.

Stegmeyer, Bill. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209797.

"Stegmeyer, Bill." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 November 2022.

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