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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 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  
(Results 1-25 of 121 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gray, Jerry," accessed December 7, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105234.

Gray, Jerry. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 7, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105234.

"Gray, Jerry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 7 December 2022.

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

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