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Larry Adler

Lawrence Cecil Adler (February 10, 1914 – August 6, 2001) was an American harmonica player. Known for playing major works, he played compositions by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Arnold, Darius Milhaud and Arthur Benjamin. During his later career he collaborated with Sting, Elton John, Kate Bush and Cerys Matthews.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 10th, 1914 (Baltimore), Died August 7th, 2001 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: harmonica

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 71699 10-in. 1/25/1944 Blues in the night Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 71700 10-in. 1/25/1944 Stardust-1 Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 71709 10-in. 1/27/1944 Creole love call Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 71710 10-in. 1/27/1944 Begin the beguine Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 71725 10-in. 2/2/1944 That old black magic Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 71726 10-in. 2/2/1944 St. Louis blues Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 71727 10-in. 2/2/1944 Hand to mouth boogie Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 71728 10-in. 2/2/1944 As time goes by Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 72930 10-in. 6/13/1945 Laura Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 72931 10-in. 6/13/1945 Clair de lune Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 72932 10-in. 6/13/1945 Malaguena-1 Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 73782 1/13/1947 Gavotte Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 74438 12/28/1947 My little town Belz Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 74439 12/28/1947 When day is done Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 74440 12/28/1947 Time on my hands Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 74499 12/31/1947 Beguine Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 74500 12/31/1947 Londonderry air Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca L 3947 10-in. 9/4/1945 Clair de lune Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca L 3948 10-in. 9/4/1945 Hora staccato Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca L 4312 9/25/1946 Roumanian rhapsody, Op.11 in A major: Part 1 Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca L 4313 9/25/1946 Roumanian rhapsody, Op.11 in A major: Part 2 Larry Adler instrumentalist, harmonica  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Adler, Larry," accessed February 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/300401.

Adler, Larry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/300401.

"Adler, Larry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 February 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/300401

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