David Carroll

Real Name:
Rodell Walter Nook Schreier
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American studio arranger, conductor and musical director, born October 15, 1913 in Taylorville, Illinois and died March 22, 2008 in California.

Musical director for Mercury from 1951 to the early 1960s.
As studio arranger and conductor, Carroll played on numerous Top 40 hits, backing the Crew Cuts on their #1 hit, "Sh-Boom" and Rusty Draper on his "Shifting, Whispering Sands".

Under his own name, he recorded a string of LPs with the "dance" theme, mostly featuring his own compositions. He employed the cream of Chicago's session men on his albums, including percussionists Dick Schory and Bobby Christian, Earl Backus on guitar, and Mike Simpson, who also composed a number of innovative pieces for percussion on Carroll's albums, on reeds.

Quincy Jones composed a couple of numbers for Carroll during his stint as a musical director for Mercury, and several cuts on Carroll's later LPs sound Suspiciously like Jones arrangements. For some, the covers, featuring bold photos of sexy women in ecstatic poses, are more interesting than the music itself, but Carroll's Percussion Orientale and Percussion in Hi-Fi are worth seeking out.

Among the acts Carroll worked with in his later years with Mercury were the Smothers Brothers, and he eventually left Mercury and toured with them, leading their road show band.
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David Carroll Discography Tracks

Albums

David Carroll - Waltzes, Wine And Candlelight album art David Carroll And His Orchestra* Waltzes, Wine And Candlelight (Album) Mercury Canada 1955 Sell This Version
David Carroll - Serenade To A Princess:  Theme Songs From The Motion Pictures Made Famous By Grace Kelly album art David Carroll Serenade To A Princess: Theme Songs From The Motion Pictures Made Famous By Grace Kelly (Album) Mercury US 1956 Sell This Version
David Carroll - Percussion In Hi-Fi album art David Carroll Percussion In Hi-Fi (Album) Mercury, Mercury Netherlands 1957 Sell This Version
MG 20635 David Carroll - Roman Holiday album art Dick Contino And His Accordion*, David Carroll Dick Contino And His Accordion*, David Carroll - Roman Holiday(LP, Album, Mono) Mercury MG 20635 US 1959 Sell This Version
MG 20154 David Carroll - Shimmering Strings album art David Carroll Shimmering Strings(LP, Album) Mercury MG 20154 US 1962 Sell This Version
MDY 135 351, 135 351 MDY David Carroll Y Su Orquesta* Vaya Percussion(LP, Album) Mercury, Mercury MDY 135 351, 135 351 MDY Spain 1963 Sell This Version
SR 60935 David Carroll - Golden Oldies For Today's Teens album art David Carroll And His Kookettes* Golden Oldies For Today's Teens(LP) Mercury SR 60935 1964 Sell This Version
CACD0518 David Carroll - Principal Oboe album art Joseph Robinson, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Pedja Muzijevic, Jeanne Baxtresser, David Carroll Joseph Robinson, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Pedja Muzijevic, Jeanne Baxtresser, David Carroll - Principal Oboe(CD, Album) Cala CACD0518 US 1998 Sell This Version
David Carroll - Solo Encores album art David Carroll Solo Encores Mercury Unknown Sell This Version
RS-60060 David Carroll - Show Stoppers From The Fabulous Fifties album art David Carroll Show Stoppers From The Fabulous Fifties(LP, Amb) Mercury RS-60060 Chile Unknown Sell This Version
R 83 030 David Carroll - Classics With A Swing album art David Carroll, The Platters, Jerry Murad's Harmonicats, The Diamonds David Carroll, The Platters, Jerry Murad's Harmonicats, The Diamonds - Classics With A Swing(LP) Mercury R 83 030 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
SRW-16106-W David Carroll - Dance Date With David Carroll album art David Carroll Dance Date With David Carroll(LP) Wing Records SRW-16106-W US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

David Carroll - Changeable /  And The Bull Walked Around Olay album art Richard Hayes With Orchestra Conducted By David Carroll Richard Hayes With Orchestra Conducted By David Carroll - Changeable / And The Bull Walked Around Olay (Single) Mercury US 1953 Sell This Version
David Carroll - I'm Walking Behind You / April In Portugal album art Vic Damone With Orchestra Conducted By David Carroll Vic Damone With Orchestra Conducted By David Carroll - I'm Walking Behind You / April In Portugal Mercury US 1953 Sell This Version
70642 David Carroll Baffi(7", Single) Mercury 70642 US 1954 Sell This Version
David Carroll - It's Almost Tomorrow album art David Carroll It's Almost Tomorrow (Single) Mercury US 1955 Sell This Version
David Carroll - Till We Meet Again / The Blue Scarecrow album art David Carroll Till We Meet Again / The Blue Scarecrow (Single) Mercury Canada 1955 Sell This Version
70613-X45 David Carroll - The Cuddlin' Song album art David Carroll The Cuddlin' Song(7", Single) Mercury 70613-X45 US 1955 Sell This Version
70759X45 David Carroll - I'll Be Home For Christmas album art David Carroll I'll Be Home For Christmas(7") Mercury 70759X45 US 1956 Sell This Version
SM-50037 David Carroll - Sh-Boom / El Pequeño Zapatero = The Little Shoemaker album art Los Tripulantes* Con David Carroll Los Tripulantes* Con David Carroll - Sh-Boom / El Pequeño Zapatero = The Little Shoemaker(Shellac, 10") T.K. SM-50037 Argentina 1956 Sell This Version
70952x45 David Carroll - Love Theme From "Giant" / By The Fountains Of Rome album art David Carroll Love Theme From "Giant" / By The Fountains Of Rome(7") Mercury 70952x45 US 1956 Sell This Version
70907x45 David Carroll - Hell's Bells / Cricket album art David Carroll Hell's Bells / Cricket(7") Mercury 70907x45 US 1956 Sell This Version
David Carroll - A Beautiful Lady In Blue album art David Carroll A Beautiful Lady In Blue (Single) Mercury US 1957 Sell This Version
David Carroll - Cuddle Up A Little Closer album art David Carroll Cuddle Up A Little Closer (Single) Mercury US 1957 Sell This Version
David Carroll - Fascination / Swingin' Sweethearts album art David Carroll Fascination / Swingin' Sweethearts (Single) Mercury US 1957 Sell This Version

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