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 151-175 of 266 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 84504 5/14/1953 Clarinet marmalade Jimmy McPartland Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 84652 6/4/1953 Royal garden blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 84653 6/4/1953 Tin roof blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 84654 6/4/1953 Struttin' with some barbecue Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 84683 6/10/1953 Fidgety feet Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 84684 6/10/1953 Angry Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 84685 6/10/1953 That's a plenty Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 84713 6/15/1953 Someday sweetheart Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 84714 6/15/1953 Sweet Lorraine Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 84736 6/22/1953 Memphis blues Ray McKinley Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 84737 6/22/1953 Ol' shanks mare Ray McKinley Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 84738 6/22/1953 Rhythm-a-tic Ray McKinley Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 84739 6/22/1953 Long gone Ray McKinley Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 85371 10/13/1953 I'm coming Virginia-1 Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 85372 10/13/1953 Mississippi mud-1 Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 85373 10/13/1953 Crying for the Carolines Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 85458 11/3/1953 Moon over Miami-1 Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 85459 11/3/1953 Alabamy bound-1 Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 85460 11/3/1953 Georgia on my mind Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 85524 11/19/1953 Louisiana Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 85525 11/19/1953 Tennessee waltz-1 Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 85890 2/23/1954 Heebie jeebies Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 85891 2/23/1954 Skit-dat-de-dat Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 86029 6/16/1954 Melancholy blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 86030 3/16/1954 Potato head blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 151-175 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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