Shep Fields

Shep Fields (born Saul Feldman, September 12, 1910 – February 23, 1981) was an American bandleader who led the "Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm" orchestra during the Big Band era of the 1930s. He was the originator of the unique jazz band sound known as "Rippling Rhythm". During the course of a musical career which spanned over three decades he recorded over three hundred records and remained popular with audiences from the 1930s into the 1950s.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 12th, 1910 (Brooklyn), Died February 23rd, 1981 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: director, leader, songwriter, arranger, speaker, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 177 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-101824 10-in. 5/18/1936 Us on a bus Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra ; Mary Jane Walsh Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-101825 10-in. 5/18/1936 Do you or don't you love me Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-101826 10-in. 5/18/1936 A rendezvous with a dream Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-101827 10-in. 5/18/1936 You're "Toots" to me Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-101828 10-in. 5/18/1936 On the beach at Bali-Bali Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-101829 10-in. 5/18/1936 The state of my heart Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-102333 10-in. 7/3/1936 On a coconut island Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-102334 10-in. 7/3/1936 I can't escape from you Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-102335 10-in. 7/3/1936 Sittin' in the sand a-sunnin' Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-102336 10-in. 7/3/1936 The house Jack built for Jill Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-102337 10-in. 7/3/1936 Sweet misery of love Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-102338 10-in. 7/3/1936 Did I remember Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-102428 10-in. 8/7/1936 The way you look tonight Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-102429 10-in. 8/7/1936 Never gonna dance Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-102430 10-in. 8/7/1936 Picture me without you Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-102431 10-in. 8/7/1936 Midnight blue Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-102432 10-in. 8/7/1936 One, two, button your shoe Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-102433 10-in. 8/7/1936 So do I Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-087 10-in. 9/1/1936 I've got you under my skin Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-088 10-in. 9/1/1936 Me and the moon Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-089 10-in. 9/1/1936 I'm talking through my heart Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-090 10-in. 9/1/1936 Easy to love Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-091 10-in. 9/1/1936 You came to my rescue Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-092 10-in. 9/1/1936 (Trouble ends) Out where the blue begins Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-02192 10-in. 10/22/1936 In the chapel in the moonlight Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
(Results 1-25 of 177 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fields, Shep," accessed August 12, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103682.

Fields, Shep. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 12, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103682.

"Fields, Shep." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 12 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103682

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