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 126-150 of 266 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 83546 10/16/1952 Beale Street blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 83547 10/16/1952 Memphis blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 83599 11/3/1952 It made you happy Connie Boswell instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 83600 11/3/1952 Singin' the blues Connie Boswell instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 83638 11/13/1952 Way down yonder in New Orleans Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 83639 11/13/1952 Gulf Coast blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 83789 1/8/1953 Two car garage Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 83790 1/8/1953 While we danced at the Mardi Gras Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 83801 1/9/1953 Twelfth Street rag Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 83802 1/9/1953 Tiger rag Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 83803 1/9/1953 Maple leaf rag Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 83806 1/14/1953 While we danced at the Mardi Gras-1 Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 83811 1/13/1953 Cataract rag Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 83812 1/13/1953 Down home rag Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 83816 1/14/1953 Johnson rag Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 83817 1/14/1953 Bugle call rag Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 83818 1/14/1953 Panama rag Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 84272 4/7/1953 Davenport blues Jimmy McPartland Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 84273 4/7/1953 Since my best gal turned me down Jimmy McPartland Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 84274 4/7/1953 Swingin' the blues Jimmy McPartland Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 84297 4/9/1953 Ostrich walk Jimmy McPartland Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 84298 4/9/1953 Louisiana Jimmy McPartland Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 84501 5/14/1953 I'm coming Virginia Jimmy McPartland Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 84502 5/14/1953 Riverboat shuffle Jimmy McPartland Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 84503 5/14/1953 Singin' the blues Jimmy McPartland Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 126-150 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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