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 176-200 of 266 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 86031 3/16/1954 Cornet shop suey Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 86070 3/23/1954 King of the Zulus Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 86071 3/23/1954 Gully low blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 86072 3/23/1954 Wild man blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 87959 5/8/1954 I want to be happy Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 87960 5/8/1954 Sweet Georgia Brown Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 87961 5/8/1954 Big noise from Winnetka Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 87962 5/8/1954 Love me or leave me Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 87971 5/8/1954 Lover-1 Billy Butterfield Jazz Band ; Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88176 6/15/1955 Sweet Georgia Brown Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88177 6/15/1955 Basin Street blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88330 7/7/1955 Smokehouse blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88331 7/7/1955 The pearls Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88332 7/7/1955 Grandpa's spells Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88333 7/7/1955 Mister Jelly Lord Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88341 7/8/1955 Chimes blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88342 7/8/1955 Keyhole blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88343 7/8/1955 Doctor Jazz Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88344 7/8/1955 London blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88353 7/11/1955 She's cryin' for me Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88354 7/11/1955 Muskrat ramble Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88355 7/11/1955 I'm not rough Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88356 7/11/1955 Weary blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88357 7/13/1955 Lonesome and sorry Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88358 7/13/1955 Deep Henderson Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 176-200 of 266 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stegmeyer, Bill," accessed December 5, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209797.

Stegmeyer, Bill. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209797.

"Stegmeyer, Bill." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 5 December 2022.

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