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Jerry Gray

Jerry Gray (July 3, 1915 – August 10, 1976) was an American violinist, arranger, composer, and leader of swing dance orchestras (big bands) bearing his name. He is widely known for his work with popular music during the Swing era. His name is inextricably linked to two of the most famous bandleaders of the time, Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller. Gray, along with Bill Finegan, wrote many of Miller's arrangements during the late 1930s and early 1940s. In the latter part of Gray's career, his orchestra served as the house band at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont Hotel, Dallas.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 3rd, 1915 (Boston), Died August 10th, 1976 (Dallas)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, conductor, composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 111 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-048963 10-in. 4/28/1940 Pennsylvania six-five thousand Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-058172 10-in. 12/13/1940 Anvil chorus Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BS-058173 10-in. 12/13/1940 Anvil chorus Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BS-058888 10-in. 1/17/1941 I dreamt I dwelt in Harlem Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-058889 10-in. 1/17/1941 Sun Valley jump Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-060912 10-in. 2/19/1941 The spirit is willing Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-062778 10-in. 3/26/1941 I dreamt I dwelt in Harlem Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey ; Rhythm Reys Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-067744 10-in. 9/3/1941 The man in the moon Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-068068 10-in. 11/3/1941 A string of pearls Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-068459 10-in. 12/8/1941 Keep 'em flying Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBS-072230 10-in. 4/2/1942 American patrol Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Decca 81254 7/5/1951 Push him away Jerry Gray Orchestra conductor, arranger  
Decca 81255 7/5/1951 I love the sunshine of your smile Jerry Gray Orchestra conductor, arranger  
Decca 81295 7/5/1951 Bess, you is my woman now Jerry Gray Orchestra conductor, arranger  
Decca 81383 8/13/1951 Dreamy melody Jerry Gray Orchestra conductor, arranger  
Decca 81384 8/13/1951 Darling, how could you? Jerry Gray Orchestra conductor, arranger  
Decca 81385 8/13/1951 V hop Jerry Gray Orchestra conductor, arranger  
Decca 81435 8/20/1951 Jeep jockey jump Jerry Gray Orchestra conductor, arranger  
Decca 81436 8/20/1951 Georgia on my mind Jerry Gray Orchestra arranger  
Decca 81437 8/20/1951 Who's sorry now? Jerry Gray Orchestra arranger  
Decca 81438 8/20/1951 St. Louis blues Jerry Gray Orchestra arranger  
Decca 81451 8/24/1951 Shine on harvest moon Jerry Gray Orchestra conductor, arranger  
Decca 81452 8/24/1951 Introduction to a waltz Jerry Gray Orchestra conductor, arranger  
Decca 81453 8/25/1951 The dipsy doodle Jerry Gray Orchestra conductor, arranger  
Decca 81454 8/25/1951 Flagwaver Jerry Gray Orchestra conductor, arranger  
(Results 1-25 of 111 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gray, Jerry," accessed August 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105234.

Gray, Jerry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105234.

"Gray, Jerry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105234

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