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|
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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