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 101-125 of 266 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 81799 11/1/1951 Snag it Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 81800 11/1/1951 Willie the weeper Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 81866 11/14/1951 High society Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 81867 11/14/1951 Dippermouth blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 82316 2/21/1952 Krooked blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 82317 2/21/1952 Canal Street blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 82318 2/21/1952 Snake rag Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 82415 3/5/1952 Snake rag Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 82416 3/5/1952 Frog-I-More rag Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 82417 3/5/1952 South Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 82418 3/5/1952 The Sheik of Araby Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 82859 5/13/1952 Busybody Roberta Lee instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 82860 5/13/1952 Saturday rag Roberta Lee instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 82931 6/10/1952 Part 1: Our director (Harvard) ; Down the field (Yale) ; As the backs go tearing by (Dartmouth) ; Cannon song (Princeton) Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 82932 6/10/1952 Part 2: Washington and Lee swing ; Rambling wreck from Georgia Tech ; On, brave old Army team (West Point) ; Anchors aweigh (Annapolis) Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 82933 6/11/1952 Part 3: On, Wisconsin ; Go U Northwestern ; Notre Dame Victory march ; The Victors (Michigan) Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 82934 6/11/1952 Part 4: Illinois loyalty song (Univ. of Illinois) ; Iowa corn song (Univ. of Iowa) ; Hail Purdue ; Minnesota rouser (Univ. of Minnesota) Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 82935 6/11/1952 Part 7: Fight song ; (Michigan State) ; Indiana, our Indiana (Indiana University) ; Across the field (Ohio State) ; Fight for California (Univ. of California) Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 82982 6/23/1952 Part 5: Fight for L.S.U.! (Louisiana State Univ.) ; Yea Alabama! (Univ. of Alabama) ; Men of State (Mississippi State College) ; Roll on, Tulane Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 82983 6/23/1952 Part 6: Peruna (Southern Methodist Univ.) ; Aggie war hymn (Texas A & M) ; Horned frogs we are all for you (Texas Christian) ; The eyes of Texas are upon you (Univ. of Texas) Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 82984 6/23/1952 Part 8: Fight on (Univ. of (Southern California) ; De.28327, 9-28327 ; By the Old Pacific (UCLA) ; Come join the band (Leland Stanford) Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 83494 10/15/1952 Davenport blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 83495 10/15/1952 Riverboat shuffle Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 83496 10/15/1952 Basin Street blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 83497 10/15/1952 St. Louis blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 101-125 of 266 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stegmeyer, Bill," accessed December 6, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209797.

Stegmeyer, Bill. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 6, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209797.

"Stegmeyer, Bill." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 6 December 2022.

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