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 76-100 of 266 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 73300 1/22/1946 Good morning heartache-1 Billie Holiday instrumentalist, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca 73301 1/22/1946 No good man Billie Holiday instrumentalist, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca 73301[a] 1/22/1946 Big Stuff Billie Holiday instrumentalist, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca 73313 1/28/1946 What is there to say Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 73343 2/5/1946 Soon Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 73344 2/5/1946 With a song in my heart Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 73345 2/5/1946 If there is someone lovelier than you Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 73372 2/15/1946 Easy to love Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 73373 2/15/1946 Yesterdays Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 73374 2/15/1946 More than you know Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 73375 2/15/1946 What is there to say? Bobby Hackett Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 73792 2/13/1947 Deep song Billie Holiday instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 73793 2/13/1947 There is no greater love Billie Holiday instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 73794 2/13/1947 Easy living Billie Holiday instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 73795 2/13/1947 Solitude Billie Holiday instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 73985 6/30/1947 Louisville Lou Sophie Tucker instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 73986 6/30/1947 Some of these days Sophie Tucker instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 81138 6/6/1951 Wolverine blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 81139 6/6/1951 Dead man blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 81157 6/13/1951 Milenberg joys Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 81158 6/13/1951 Cannonball blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 81193 6/20/1951 Kansas City stomp Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 81194 6/20/1951 King Porter stomp Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 81225 6/27/1951 Jelly Roll blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 81226 6/27/1951 Sidewalk blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 76-100 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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