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 3, 1915 (Boston), Died August 10, 1976 (Dallas)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1954
Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, conductor, composer, violin, songwriter
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 121 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||MS-06230||16-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||approximately late Jan. 1937||Love is good for anything that ails you||Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Peg LaCentra||Jazz/dance band and female vocal soloist||instrumentalist, violin|
|Victor||MS-06231||16-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||approximately late Jan. 1937||Trust in me||Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Peg LaCentra||Jazz/dance band and female vocal soloist||instrumentalist, violin|
|Victor||MS-06232||16-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||approximately late Jan. 1937||Sweet is the word for you||Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Peg LaCentra||Jazz/dance band and female vocal soloist||instrumentalist, violin|
|Victor||MS-06233||16-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||approximately late Jan. 1937||Cream puff||Artie Shaw Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, violin, arranger|
|Victor||MS-06234||16-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||approximately late Jan. 1937||When your lover has gone||Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Peg LaCentra||Jazz/dance band and female vocal soloist||instrumentalist, violin|
|Victor||MS-07884||16-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||approximately late Apr. 1937||Born to swing||Artie Shaw Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||arranger|
|Victor||MS-07886||16-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||approximately late Apr. 1937||I'll never tell anyone I love you||Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Dorothy Howe ; Tony Pastor||Jazz/dance band, with vocal soloists||arranger|
|Victor||MS-07887||16-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||approximately late Apr. 1937||Johnny One Note||Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Dorothy Howe||Jazz/dance band and female vocal soloist||arranger|
|Victor||MS-07888||16-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||approximately late Apr. 1937||Someday sweetheart||Artie Shaw Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||arranger|
|Victor||MS-019829||16-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||approximately early Feb. 1938||Blue fantasy||Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Nita Bradley ; Tony Pastor||Jazz/dance band and vocal soloists||arranger|
|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||arranger, conductor|
|Decca||81255||7/5/1951||I love the sunshine of your smile||Jerry Gray Orchestra||arranger, conductor|
|Decca||81295||7/5/1951||Bess, you is my woman now||Jerry Gray Orchestra||arranger, conductor|
|Decca||81383||8/13/1951||Dreamy melody||Jerry Gray Orchestra||arranger, conductor|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gray, Jerry," accessed September 27, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105234.
Gray, Jerry. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 27, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105234.
"Gray, Jerry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 27 September 2022.
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