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 201-225 of 266 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 88359 7/13/1955 Down by the riverside Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88360 7/13/1955 When my sugar walks down the street Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88361 7/13/1955 Stars fell on Alabama Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88362 7/13/1955 Wabash blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88363 7/13/1955 Missouri waltz Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88364 7/13/1955 Maryland, my Maryland Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88382 7/14/1955 Cabin in the cotton Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88383 7/14/1955 Rose of the Rio Grande Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88384 7/14/1955 My old Kentucky home Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88385 7/14/1955 China boy Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88390 7/15/1955 That eccentric rag Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88391 7/15/1955 Grace and beauty Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88392 7/15/1955 Temptation rag Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88393 7/15/1955 Sensation rag Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 88869 12/6/1955 Singin' the blues till my Daddy comes home Jimmy McPartland Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 89304 2/1/1956 Jazz me blues Jimmy McPartland Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 89305 2/1/1956 In a mist Jimmy McPartland Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 89306 2/1/1956 Way down yonder in New Orleans Jimmy McPartland Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 89307 2/1/1956 Sorry Jimmy McPartland Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 89757 4/13/1956 Ostrich walk Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 89758 4/13/1956 Livery stable blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 89759 4/13/1956 At the jazz band ball Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 89760 4/13/1956 Original Dixieland one-step Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 89806 4/24/1956 Bluin' the blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 89807 4/24/1956 Lazy Daddy Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 201-225 of 266 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stegmeyer, Bill," accessed January 29, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209797.

Stegmeyer, Bill. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 29, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209797.

"Stegmeyer, Bill." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 29 January 2023.

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