Irv Cottler

Irving "Irv" Cottler (February 13, 1918 – August 8, 1989) was an American drummer and sometime member of The Wrecking Crew, who recorded with Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Ella Fitzgerald, and many others. He was best known as the drummer for Frank Sinatra, with whom he worked for over 30 years beginning in 1953. He also performed for 12 years with the house band of The Dinah Shore Show.

Cottler died of a heart attack in Templeton, California, at the age of 71.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 13, 1918 (Brooklyn), Died August 8, 1989 (Templeton)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1967

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 64 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-066133 10-in. 6/24/1941 Let me off uptown Bluebird Orchestra ; Larry Clinton ; Butch Stone Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-066134 10-in. 6/24/1941 Tenement symphony Bluebird Orchestra ; Larry Clinton ; Peggy Mann ; Butch Stone Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-066135 10-in. 6/24/1941 I can't change my heart Bluebird Orchestra ; Larry Clinton ; Peggy Mann Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-066136 10-in. 6/24/1941 What's the good of moonlight (When you haven't got a girl to love) Bluebird Orchestra ; Larry Clinton ; Peggy Mann ; Butch Stone Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-067940 10-in. 9/30/1941 You'll never know Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Peggy Mann Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-067941 10-in. 9/30/1941 Your words and my music Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Peggy Mann Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-067942 10-in. 9/30/1941 Worried mind Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Butch Stone Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BS-067943 10-in. 9/30/1941 That solid old man (is here again) Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Butch Stone Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 119508 8/16/1967 Green onions Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 5234 12/2/1949 Sitting by the window Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 5235 12/2/1949 Just for old times Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 5236 12/2/1949 By the waters of Minnetonka Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 5237 12/2/1949 Crew cut Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 5349 1/24/1950 Bamboo Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 5350 1/24/1950 One! Two! Three! Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 5351 1/24/1950 Stormy weather march Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 5352 1/24/1950 Carioca Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 5397 2/20/1950 Smoke gets in your eyes Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 5398 2/20/1950 Night and day Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 5399 2/20/1950 All the things you are Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 5400 2/20/1950 Stardust Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 5575 4/25/1950 Cry, cry, cry Mildred Bailey instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 5576 4/25/1950 Blue prelude Mildred Bailey instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 5939 12/6/1950 Music by the angels Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 5940 12/6/1950 Would I love you Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 1-25 of 64 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cottler, Irv," accessed December 7, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309979.

Cottler, Irv. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 7, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309979.

"Cottler, Irv." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 7 December 2022.

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