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California Ramblers Under Direction Of Ed Kirkeby - Swingin' Down To Rio / Chris And His Gang album FLAC

California Ramblers Under Direction Of Ed Kirkeby - Swingin' Down To Rio / Chris And His Gang album FLAC
Performer: California Ramblers
Genre: Jazz
Title: Swingin' Down To Rio / Chris And His Gang
FLAC album size: 1122
Style: Swing, Big Band
Released: 1937

The California Ramblers - American hot dance and jazz orchestra that recorded under different record labels throughout the 192o. In later years, some of the members of the band, Ed Kirkeby, Red Nichols, Elwood Madeo J. Jimmy Dorsey, and Tommy Dorsey, would go on to front jazz bands of the United States

The California Ramblers were a popular and prolific jazz group from the 1920s, that recorded hundreds of songs under many different record labels throughout.

The California Ramblers were an American jazz group that recorded hundreds of songs for many different record labels throughout the 1920s. Four members of the band – Red Nichols, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, and Adrian Rollini – went on to front big bands in later decades. The band was formed in 1920 by manager and agent Ed Kirkeby. Its members were from Ohio but chose the name California Ramblers because they thought people would be less inclined to listen to a jazz band from the Midwest.

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The California Ramblers were a popular and prolific American jazz group that recorded hundreds of songs for many different record labels throughout the 19. with Columbia Records and then, in conjunction with their manager Ed Kirkeby, agreed to waive all royalties to Columbia for the right to record for other companies under pseudonyms They recorded for nearly every independent label in the US, Canada, and the UK, using over 100 unique aliases. "Has Anybody Seen My Gal by California Ramblers" wwwsongfactscom Retrieved 2016-07-15. Gammond, Peter 1991 The Oxford Companion to Popular Music Oxford: Oxford University Press p 97 ISBN 0-19-311323-6.

And his unique style included a knack for simulating Hawaiian guitar with his soprano sax. Robert Paul Davis was born in Charlestown, New Hampshire, July 4th, 1903, the second of four sons born to Charlestown native Patrick J. Davis and Annie Cosgrove, of Ireland. At some point, Davis made his way to New York City. The papers of Ed Kirkeby on file at The Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies indicate Davis was with the California Ramblers as early as 1923. He left the Ramblers in 1924 to join Jan Garber's Orchestra, and was replaced by Jimmy Dorsey. With Adrian Rollini as anchor, the California Ramblers recorded under that name and others, including the Varsity Eight, the Goofus Five, and the Golden Gate Orchestra. Bobby Davis gets a chance to shine on both sax and clarinet, and the small group University Six sides on the Harmony label, despite limited fidelity, are always worth a second listen.

Ed Kirkeby is a little-known name, but it's true to say that but for him our recorded legacy would have been the poorer. As a recording manager at Columbia he showed his musical leanings early on by his active involvement with the California Ramblers, whose recordings he supervised (not forgetting the Little Ramblers, the Vagabonds, the Five Birmingham Babies, the Goofus Five and the Varsity Eight). In January 1927 he began recording for Okeh under the pseudonym of Ted Wallace with a group drawn largely from the ranks of the California Ramblers.

The original bandmembers were from Ohio, but chose the name California Ramblers because they thought people would be less inclined to listen to a jazz band from the Midwest. The Ramblers Inn was named after the band and was in Pelham, New York. The band was instantly successful, and would remain well known throughout the decade. Ed Kirkeby, who had a lot of pull in the New York music scene, had the B. F. Keith Circuit bar the Ramblers from playing in any of their restaurants, dance halls, or theaters. By the end of March 1922 the original band broke up. They made their last recording on March 16, 1922 for Arto Records.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Swingin' Down To Rio
Written-By – Charles Barnett*
B Chris And His Gang
Written-By – Horace Henderson

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Master Records, Inc.


  • Alto Saxophone [Uncredited] – Dave Gottwalls, Henry Galtman, Joe Estren
  • Double Bass [Uncredited] – Bob Elden
  • Drums [Uncredited] – Buddy Schutz
  • Guitar [Uncredited] – Tom Morgan
  • Piano [Uncredited] – John Nicolini
  • Tenor Saxophone [Uncredited] – Kurt Bloom
  • Tenor Saxophone [Uncredited], Directed By [Uncredited] – Charlie Barnet
  • Trombone [Uncredited] – Bob Fishel, Jimmy Curry
  • Trumpet [Uncredited] – Al Stuart, Art Lombardi, Frank Borati


Recorded May 6, 1937, New York, NY.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Runout): M440 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Label): M440
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Runout): M442 2-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Label): M442
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