Ralph Flanagan

Ralph Elias Flenniken (April 7, 1914 – December 30, 1995), known professionally as Ralph Flanagan, was an American big band leader, pianist, composer, and arranger for the orchestras of Hal McIntyre, Sammy Kaye, Blue Barron, Charlie Barnet, and Alvino Rey.

He joined the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers in 1950.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 7, 1914 (Lorain), Died December 30, 1995 (Miami)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor, piano, leader, composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-023546 10-in. 6/8/1938 When twilight comes Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-023547 10-in. 6/8/1938 Beside a moonlit stream Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-023548 10-in. 6/8/1938 One more dream Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-023549 10-in. 6/8/1938 I wish I was the willow Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-030747 10-in. 12/21/1938 Mexicali Rose Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-030748 10-in. 12/21/1938 A song of old Hawaii Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-030749 10-in. 12/21/1938 Among those sailing Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-030750 10-in. 12/21/1938 Little lad Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with recitation instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-030751 10-in. 12/21/1938 Little lad Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D9AB-2277 10-in. 10/4/1949 My hero Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D9AB-2278 10-in. 10/4/1949 Tell me why Harry Prime ; Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor D9AB-2279 10-in. 10/5/1949 Don't cry, Joe (Let her go, let her go, let her go) Harry Prime ; Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band. with male vocal solo leader  
Victor D9AB-2280 10-in. 10/4/1949 Swing to 45 Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Victor D9AB-2281 10-in. 10/5/1949 Whispering hope Harry Prime ; Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor D9AB-2282 10-in. 10/5/1949 Penthouse serenade Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D9AB-2283 10-in. 10/5/1949 White Christmas Harry Prime ; Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor D9AB-2284 10-in. 10/5/1949 ('Round her neck) She wore a yellow ribbon Harry Prime ; Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor D9AB-2547 10-in. 11/23/1949 Dear hearts and gentle people Harry Prime ; Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo conductor  
Victor D9AB-2548 10-in. 11/23/1949 Where or when Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band conductor  
Victor D9AB-2549 10-in. 11/23/1949 Way back home Harry Prime ; Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo conductor  
Victor D9AB-2550 10-in. 11/23/1949 The trail of the lonesome pine Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo conductor  
Victor D9VB-2766 10-in. 12/14/1949 People will say we're in love Harry Prime ; Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo conductor  
Victor D9VB-2767 10-in. 12/14/1949 It might as well be spring Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band conductor  
Victor D9VB-2768 10-in. 12/14/1949 The surrey with the fringe on the top Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band conductor  
Victor D9VB-2769 10-in. 12/14/1949 If I loved you Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band conductor  
(Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Flanagan, Ralph," accessed February 26, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/339039.

Flanagan, Ralph. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 26, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/339039.

"Flanagan, Ralph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 26 February 2024.

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