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 51-75 of 266 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 67264 10-in. 3/4/1940 Moments in the moonlight Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67265 10-in. 3/4/1940 Say it Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67266 10-in. 3/4/1940 An angel in disguise Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67335 10-in. 3/18/1940 Fools rush in Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67336 10-in. 3/18/1940 From another world Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67337 10-in. 3/18/1940 Over the waves Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67338 10-in. 3/18/1940 Cecilia Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67399 10-in. 3/26/1940 Believing Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67400 10-in. 3/26/1940 This is the beginning of the end Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67401 10-in. 3/26/1940 Ja-da Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67402 10-in. 3/26/1940 Sweet Genevieve Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67403 10-in. 3/26/1940 Shortnin' bread Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67473 10-in. 4/3/1940 Embraceable you Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67474 10-in. 4/3/1940 I'm nobody's baby Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67475 10-in. 4/3/1940 Sympathy Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 67476 10-in. 4/3/1940 Speak easy Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 73312 1/28/1946 Soft lights and sweet music Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 72692 10-in. 1/14/1945 Jodie man Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 72693 10-in. 1/14/1945 I wonder-1 Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 73006 10-in. 8/14/1945 Don't explain-1 Billie Holiday instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 73007 8/14/1945 Big stuff-1,3 Billie Holiday instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 73008 10-in. 8/14/1945 You better go now-2 Billie Holiday instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 73009 10-in. 8/14/1945 What is this thing called love?-2 Billie Holiday instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 73285 1/18/1946 You won't be satisfied Louis Armstrong ; Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 73286 1/18/1946 The frim fram sauce Louis Armstrong ; Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
(Results 51-75 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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