B. A. Rolfe (leader)

Note on name: Sometimes sub-credited on disc labels as "Trumpet virtuoso."

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CompanyMatrix No.SizeFirst Recording DateTitlePrimary PerformerDescription 
Victor CS-76068 12-in. 4/29/1933 Fanfare and opening music of the Terraplane program B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Radio broadcast : Jazz/dance band  
Victor LCS-76069 12-in. long-playing program transcription 4/29/1933 Fanfare and opening music of the Terraplane program B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Radio broadcast : Jazz/dance band  
Victor MS-76658 16-in. 7/14/1933 The new Hudson program—audition B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Radio program audition : Dance music  
Victor MS-76659 16-in. 7/14/1933 The new Hudson program—audition B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Radio program audition : Dance music  
Edison 10949 10-in. 4/29/1926 What good is 'good-morning'? Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 10950 10-in. 4/29/1926 Reaching for the moon Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 10983 10-in. 5/14/1926 Bye bye blackbird Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 10984 10-in. 5/14/1926 Blue bonnet—you make me feel blue Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 10986 10-in. 5/17/1926 Talking to the moon Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 10990 10-in. 5/19/1926 Give me today (And you can have tomorrow) Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11023 10-in. 6/4/1926 Roses remind me of you Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11046 10-in. 6/16/1926 I won't go home tonight Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11047 10-in. 6/16/1926 Only you and lonely me Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11076 10-in. 6/29/1926 Crazy quilt Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11077 10-in. 6/29/1926 I'd rather be the girl in your arms (Than the girl in your dreams) Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11080 10-in. 6/30/1926 Kentucky lullaby Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11100 10-in. 7/15/1926 Barcelona Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11105 10-in. 7/16/1926 Wond'ring why Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11145 10-in. 8/3/1926 And then I forgot Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11154 10-in. 8/6/1926 Play, Gypsies—dance, Gypsies Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11155 10-in. 8/6/1926 The one I'm looking for Palais D'Or Orchestra Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11167 10-in. 8/12/1926 Ain't we carryin' on Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11168 10-in. 8/13/1926 Oo-gle-oo-gle-ee Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11169 10-in. 8/13/1926 While the years go drifting by Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11186 10-in. 9/9/1926 Who are you vamping to-night? Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11187 10-in. 9/9/1926 Trudy Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11215 10-in. 9/23/1926 Why do ya roll those eyes Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11218 10-in. 9/24/1926 Zoubeeda Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11261 10-in. 10/25/1926 Chinese moon Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11262 10-in. 10/25/1926 Stars (Are the windows of heaven) Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11334 10-in. 11/26/1926 No one but you knows how to love Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11335 10-in. 11/26/1926 My baby's back (Cock-a-doodle I'm off my noodle) Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11420 10-in. 1/7/1927 One alone Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11421 10-in. 1/7/1927 "Je t'aime" means "I love you" Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11514 10-in. 2/11/1927 What does it matter? Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 11515 10-in. 2/11/1927 It's O.K. Katy with me Van Buren Clark ; Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 11516 10-in. 2/15/1927 My lady's boudoir—Suite B. A. Rolfe Concert Orchestra Orchestra  
Edison 11517 10-in. 2/15/1927 My lady's boudoir—Suite B. A. Rolfe Concert Orchestra Orchestra  
Edison 11555 10-in. 3/4/1927 You're the one for me Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet  
Edison 11614 10-in. 3/29/1927 The chocolate soldier : Selections Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11615 10-in. 3/29/1927 The merry widow : Selections Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11643 10-in. 4/12/1927 The seven ages of a kiss B. A. Rolfe Concert Orchestra ; Leslie W. Joy Orchestra, with recitation  
Edison 11644 10-in. 4/12/1927 The seven ages of a kiss B. A. Rolfe Concert Orchestra ; Leslie W. Joy Orchestra, with recitation  
Edison 11653 10-in. 4/15/1927 One summer night Palais D'Or Orchestra ; J. Donald Parker ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 11654 10-in. 4/15/1927 There's something nice about everyone but there's everything nice about you Palais D'Or Orchestra ; J. Donald Parker ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 11670 10-in. 4/28/1927 The more we are together Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 11671 10-in. 4/28/1927 Oh! Isabella Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 11686 10-in. 5/5/1927 Some other day Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11687 10-in. 5/5/1927 The doll dance Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11702 10-in. 5/17/1927 A day in Venice B. A. Rolfe Concert Orchestra Orchestra  
Edison 11703 10-in. 5/17/1927 A day in Venice B. A. Rolfe Concert Orchestra Orchestra  
Edison 11713 10-in. 5/26/1927 Down in the old neighborhood Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11714 10-in. 5/26/1927 Sax appeal Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11724 10-in. 6/8/1927 Buffalo rhythm Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11725 10-in. 6/8/1927 Rocky Mountain blues Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11740 10-in. 6/16/1927 (What do I care what) Somebody said Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11741 10-in. 6/16/1927 Magnolia Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11753 10-in. 6/22/1927 Moon shadows B. A. Rolfe Concert Orchestra Orchestra  
Edison 11754 10-in. 6/22/1927 Devotion B. A. Rolfe Concert Orchestra Orchestra  
Edison 11760 10-in. 6/24/1927 Gonna get a girl Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with vocal duet  
Edison 11761 10-in. 6/24/1927 S-L-U-E--F-O-O-T Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11880 10-in. 9/9/1927 Dancing tambourine Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11881 10-in. 9/9/1927 It was only a sun shower Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11904 10-in. 9/21/1927 A siren dream Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11909 10-in. 9/23/1927 Just a memory Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11927 10-in. 10/1/1927 Can't you hear me say I love you Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11928 10-in. 10/1/1927 Play-ground in the sky Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11973 10-in. 10/21/1927 Wherever you are Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 11991 10-in. 10/28/1927 Down South Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18040 10-in. 11/18/1927 My heart stood still Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18041 10-in. 11/18/1927 Singapore sorrows Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet  
Edison 18070 10-in. 11/30/1927 Among my souvenirs Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18103 10-in. 12/14/1927 When the Robert E. Lee comes to town Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18147 10-in. 1/3/1928 My rainbow Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 18148 10-in. 1/3/1928 Maybe I'll baby you Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 18225 10-in. 2/10/1928 Why do I love you? Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18226 10-in. 2/10/1928 Can't help lovin' dat man Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18247 10-in. 2/18/1928 Among my souvenirs Edisonians Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18248 10-in. 2/18/1928 The song is ended (But the melody lingers on) Edisonians Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18265 10-in. 2/29/1928 My Blue Ridge Mountain home Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18266 10-in. 2/29/1928 Louisiana bo bo Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18310 10-in. 3/16/1928 Together Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 18311 10-in. 3/16/1928 What'll I do if the Mississippi goes dry? Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 18360 10-in. 4/3/1928 Rag doll Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18361 10-in. 4/3/1928 Hiding in the corner of your smile Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet  
Edison 18404 10-in. 4/14/1928 The skaters waltz Edisonians Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18405 10-in. 4/14/1928 Valse bluette Edisonians Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18423 10-in. 4/20/1928 Beautiful Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with vocal  
Edison 18424 10-in. 4/20/1928 The St. Louis blues Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18450 10-in. 4/27/1928 She didn't say "yes," she didn't say "no," she only said "maybe" Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet  
Edison 18451 10-in. 4/27/1928 Two blue eyes Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet  
Edison 18494 10-in. 5/14/1928 (To-morrow's to-morrow) To-day is to-day Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with vocal  
Edison 18495 10-in. 5/14/1928 To-morrow Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with vocal  
Edison 18496 10-in. 5/14/1928 Deep hollow Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18521 10-in. 5/22/1928 Who wouldn't be blue? Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with vocal  
Edison 18522 10-in. 5/22/1928 When sweet Susie goes steppin' by Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18556 10-in. 6/1/1928 Georgie Porgie Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18557 10-in. 6/1/1928 No parking Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18574 10-in. 6/12/1928 That's my weakness now Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 18575 10-in. 6/12/1928 Just like a melody out of the sky Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18581 10-in. 6/19/1928 Pell Street bells Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18582 10-in. 6/19/1928 For old times' sake Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with vocal  
Edison 18592 10-in. 6/26/1928 Come back, Chiquita Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal quartet  
Edison 18721 10-in. 9/13/1928 Roses of yesterday Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 18722 10-in. 9/13/1928 It must be love Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 18741 10-in. 9/20/1928 Grieving Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 18742 10-in. 9/20/1928 Raquel Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 18793 10-in. 10/9/1928 Billie Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18794 10-in. 10/9/1928 Where were you? Where was I? Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 18825 10-in. 10/23/1928 Woman disputed (I love you) Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 18868 10-in. 11/15/1928 Blue night B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 18869 10-in. 11/15/1928 Gypsy B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band  
Edison 18910 10-in. 11/30/1928 Dance, little lady B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 18911 10-in. 11/30/1928 A room with a view B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 18940 10-in. 12/13/1928 Makin' whoopee! B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble  
Edison 18941 10-in. 12/13/1928 I'm bringing a red-red rose B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 18956 10-in. 12/20/1928 A love tale of Alsace Lorraine B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 18957 10-in. 12/20/1928 I'll get by (As long as I have you) B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 19003 10-in. 1/11/1929 Mia bella rosa B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 19004 10-in. 1/11/1929 Let's do it (Let's fall in love) B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 19015 10-in. 1/17/1929 The toymaker's dream B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 19016 10-in. 1/17/1929 Underneath the Russian moon B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 19060 10-in. 2/21/1929 If I had you Lucky Strike Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 19061 10-in. 2/21/1929 Fioretta Lucky Strike Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with vocal  
Edison 19081 10-in. 3/7/1929 Carolina moon B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 19082 10-in. 3/7/1929 My Angeline B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 19113 10-in. 3/19/1929 Hello sweetie Lucky Strike Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio  
Edison 19114 10-in. 3/19/1929 Dance of the paper dolls Lucky Strike Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio  
Edison 19182 10-in. 5/9/1929 Blue Hawaii B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 19183 10-in. 5/9/1929 Mean to me B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 19209 10-in. 5/23/1929 Sorrows Lucky Strike Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 19210 10-in. 5/23/1929 Spanish doll Lucky Strike Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band  
Edison 19219 10-in. 5/28/1929 Birmingham Bertha Lucky Strike Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo  
Edison 19220 10-in. 5/28/1929 Am I blue? Lucky Strike Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo  
Edison 19244 10-in. 6/7/1929 Singin' in the rain B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 19245 10-in. 6/7/1929 Your mother and mine B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 19297 10-in. 7/16/1929 Liza (All the clouds'll roll away) Lucky Strike Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio  
Edison 19298 10-in. 7/16/1929 Do what you do! Lucky Strike Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio  
Edison 19317 10-in. 7/26/1929 Why can't you B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  
Edison 19318 10-in. 7/26/1929 Little pal B. A. Rolfe Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "B. A. Rolfe (leader)," accessed August 22, 2019, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/98593/Rolfe_B._A._leader.

B. A. Rolfe (leader). (2019). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 22, 2019, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/98593/Rolfe_B._A._leader.

"B. A. Rolfe (leader)." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2019. Web. 22 August 2019.

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