Roger Segure

Roger Segure (May 22, 1905 – January 28, 2000) was an American jazz arranger and songwriter.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York. Segure was primarily an autodidact. In the 1930's, he managed singer Midge Williams and provided piano accompaniment for her tours of the United States and East Asia. He penned several songs for Williams with writer Langston Hughes. Later in the 1930's he did arrangements for Louis Armstrong, Andy Kirk, and John Kirby. From 1940 to 1942, he was an arranger for Jimmie Lunceford. Segure penned the score for Lunceford for the film, Blues in the Night. He moved to Los Angeles, California, in the 1940s, where he worked as a musical director for television and in music education. Segure also helped integrate the Los Angeles chapters of the American Federation of Musicians.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 22, 1905 (Brooklyn), Died January 28, 1999 (California)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, songwriter

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-075208 10-in. 5/19/1942 Amen Rose Blane ; Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble songwriter  
Decca 68874 10-in. 3/26/1941 Blue prelude-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra arranger  
Decca 68876 10-in. 3/26/1941 Twenty-four robbers-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra arranger  
Decca 69035 10-in. 4/22/1941 Peace and love for all-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra arranger  
Decca 69036 10-in. 4/22/1941 Chocolate Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra arranger  
Decca 69682 10-in. 8/26/1941 Yard dog mazurka-1, 3 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra arranger  
Decca 75679 1/6/1950 Love walked in-1 Artie Shaw Orchestra arranger  
Decca DLA 2448 10-in. 6/23/1941 You' re always in my dreams Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra arranger  
Decca DLA 2449 10-in. 6/23/1941 Flamingo Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra arranger  
Decca DLA 2450 10-in. 6/23/1941 Siesta at the fiesta Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra arranger  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Segure, Roger," accessed June 12, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/342978.

Segure, Roger. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 12, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/342978.

"Segure, Roger." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 12 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/342978

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