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Arthur Schutt

Arthur Schutt (Born Reading, Pennsylvania - November 21, 1902. Died San Francisco, California - January 28, 1965) was an American jazz pianist and arranger.

Schutt learned piano from his father, and accompanied silent films as a teenager in the 1910s. He was playing in a movie palace in 1918 when Paul Specht hired him to play in a band; he worked for Specht until 1924, including during a tour of Europe in 1923. He held positions with Roger Wolfe Kahn and Don Voorhees, and became a prolific studio pianist, recording with Fred Rich, Nat Shilkret, Frankie Trumbauer, Bix Beiderbecke, and the Charleston Chasers. From 1926-29 and again in 1931 he played with Red Nichols; he also recorded with Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey's orchestra (1928–31), and Benny Goodman. He recorded under his own name in 1929-30 as a bandleader.

Schutt receded from jazz in the 1930s, though he did play with Bud Freeman in 1939. He spent much of the 1940s and 1950s working in the Hollywood recording studios.

Schutt composed a jazz tune "Delirium" in 1927, which was widely recorded and enjoyed a fair amount of popularity. In 1934, Schutt co-wrote "Georgia Jubilee" with Benny Goodman which, while a hit, was also recorded by Isham Jones's band. Schutt also composed the ragtime "piano novelty" piece "Bluin' the Black Keys", considered one of the most difficult traditional, period rags ever written.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 21st, 1902 (Reading), Died San Francisco

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, leader, composer, songwriter, harmonium

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 186 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-34635 10-in. 2/19/1926 Bluin' the black keys Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-34636 10-in. 2/19/1926 Delirium Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-37768 10-in. 2/11/1927 Delirium Red and Miff's Stompers Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-81701 10-in. 2/6/1934 Ill wind Harold Arlen ; Arthur Schutt Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-81702 10-in. 2/6/1934 As long as I live Harold Arlen ; Arthur Schutt Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-81703 10-in. 2/6/1934 Here goes (A fool) Harold Arlen ; Arthur Schutt Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W141450 10-in. 12/31/1925 Trumpet blues Donald Lindley Trumpet solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W141451 10-in. 12/31/1925 Sweet stuff Donald Lindley Trumpet solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W141559 10-in. 1/26/1926 Oh, how I've waited for you Donald Lindley ; Miff Mole ; Arthur Schutt Trumpet, trombone, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W141560 10-in. 1/26/1926 Fallen arches Donald Lindley ; Miff Mole ; Arthur Schutt Trumpet, trombone, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W143296 10-in. 1/12/1927 Muddy water Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W143297 10-in. 1/12/1927 High-high-high up in the hills Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W143298 10-in. 1/12/1927 Who do you love? Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W143378 10-in. 2/2/1927 Rosie O'Ryan (Sure I love you) Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W143454 10-in. 2/9/1927 That's my hap-hap-happiness Vaughn De Leath Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W143455 10-in. 2/9/1927 I wonder how I look when I'm asleep Vaughn De Leath Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W143456 10-in. 2/9/1927 What does it matter? Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144169 10-in. 5/18/1927 Delirium Charleston Chasers ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W144233 10-in. 5/26/1927 In the evening Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144234 10-in. 5/26/1927 Just another day wasted away (Waiting for you) Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144239 10-in. 5/27/1927 There's a trick in pickin' a chick-chick-chicken Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144240 10-in. 5/27/1927 Vo-do-do-de-o blues Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144241 10-in. 5/27/1927 (Who-oo? You-oo!) That's who! Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144370 10-in. 7/14/1927 I'm gonna dance wit de guy wot brung me Vaughn De Leath ; Frank Harris Female-male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144371 10-in. 7/14/1927 Just a little old school house (Up on top of the hill) Vaughn De Leath ; Frank Harris Female-male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 186 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Schutt, Arthur," accessed October 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107368.

Schutt, Arthur. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107368.

"Schutt, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107368

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