The Boys in the Band

Ray Wetzel

Instrument
trumpet

Born

22 September 1924

Died
17 August 1951 [automobile accident]

Kenton
June 1945 –14 December 1948
Jan 14 – 13 May 1951

Sepulveda (arr. Pete Rugolo)
19 July 1946

My Image

Capitol Studio recordings with Kenton

Ray-June (arr. Pete Rugolo) 1948 – with June Christy
Save the Bones For Henry Jones (arr. Pete Rugolo) 12 November 1947 – with Eddie Bert
I'm A Shy Guy (arr. Gene Roland) 9 October 1945
I Been Down in Texas (arr. Gene Roland) 26 December 1945
Who's Got A Tent For Rent (arr. Pete Rugolo) 7 June 1946
Sepulveda (arr. Pete Rugolo) 19 July 1946
Tortillas and Beans (arr. Gene Roland) 28 March 1951

Other songs

I Can’t Get Enough of You (arr. Gene Roland) 1948
I Shoulda Been Twins (I Guess) (arr. Gene Roland) 1948
Nobody Loves a Fat Man Until He Starts to Blow (1948)
Three Little Words (arr. Pete Rugolo) (1948)
Trees (head arrangement) 1948

Frank Rosolino

Instrument
trombone

Born
20 August 1926, Detroit, Michigan

Died
26 November 1978, Van Nuys, California

Kenton
26 June 1952 – 11 November 1953
26 January – 3 March 1954
1 September – 21 November 1954

That Old Black Magic
21 September 1954

My Image

Vocals performed with Kenton

I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
It Don’t Mean a Thing (arr. Bill Russo) 1952
Pennies From Heaven
Rockin’ Chair (arr. Bill Russo) 1952
That Old Black Magic

Kent Larsen

Instrument
trombone

Born
1932

Died
1979

Kenton
12 September 1954 – 1959

I Gotta Right To Sing the Blues (arr. Bill Russo)
12 February 1958

My Image

Vocals performed with Kenton

The Blues in the Night (arr. Gene Roland) 1959
Day by Day (arr. Lennie Niehaus)1958
I Gotta Right To Sing the Blues
(arr. Bill Russo) 12 February 1958
I Hear a Rhapsody (arr. Wayne Dunstan) 1958
Tenderly (arr. Bill Holman) 1958
That Old Feeling (arr. Lennie Niehaus) 1958
You’re Blasé (arr. Bill Perkins) 1958

Ernie Bernhardt

Instrument
trumpet

Born

Ernest W. Bernhardt
15 March 1928, Ohio

Died
14 February 1998, Memphis, Tennessee

Kenton
March – June 1961

That Old Black Magic (arr. Ernie Bernhardt)
1961

Vocals performed with Kenton

I’ve Got You Under My Skin (arr. Ernie Bernhardt) 1962
My Romance (arr. Ernie Bernhardt) 1961
That Old Black Magic (arr. Ernie Bernhardt) 1961

They sang one song

Earl CollierA Little Jive Is Good For You (1941)

Shelly ManneBlues in Burlesque aka Death of Dixieland (1950)

Carlos Vidal — Cuban Episode (1950)

Red KellyYou and I and George (1959)

Joe EllisTerry Talk (1970)

Steve Campos Terry Talk (1976)