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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 26-50 of 186 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W144522 10-in. 7/28/1927 Worryin' Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144523 10-in. 7/28/1927 A little smile, a little kiss Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144524 10-in. 7/28/1927 Clementine (From New Orleans) Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144525 10-in. 7/29/1927 Who-oo? You-oo! That's who! Billy Day Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144526 10-in. 7/29/1927 Sweet someone Billy Day Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144531 10-in. 8/3/1927 Two little pretty birds Jack Major Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144532 10-in. 8/3/1927 The spell o' the moon Jack Major Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144533 10-in. 8/3/1927 Hush, my baby, hush, my honey gal Jack Major Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144534 10-in. 8/5/1927 Gorgeous Oscar Grogan Male vocal solo, with alto saxophone, guitar, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144535 10-in. 8/5/1927 I'm in love again Oscar Grogan Male vocal solo, with alto saxophone and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144777 10-in. 9/21/1927 I never dreamed Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144778 10-in. 9/21/1927 The sweetheart of Sigma Chi Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144779 10-in. 9/21/1927 C'est vous Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144780 10-in. 9/21/1927 Moonlit waters Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144781 10-in. 9/21/1927 After I've called you sweetheart (How can I call you friend) Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144782 10-in. 9/21/1927 A shady tree Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144783 10-in. 9/22/1927 I left my sugar standing in the rain Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144784 10-in. 9/22/1927 You say that you don't love me (But you do) Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144785 10-in. 9/22/1927 Please tell me Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144786 10-in. 9/22/1927 I'm making believe that I don't care Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144803 10-in. 9/28/1927 Are you thinking of me to-night? Elliott Shaw Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144812 10-in. 9/29/1927 Mister aeroplane man (Take me up to heaven) Kitty O'Connor Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144813 10-in. 9/29/1927 Rolling around in roses (Since Rosie rolled her eyes at me) Kitty O'Connor Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144814 10-in. 9/29/1927 Who's that—knocking at my door? Kitty O'Connor Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144965 10-in. 11/10/1927 Play-ground in the sky Vaughn De Leath ; Frank Harris Female-male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 26-50 of 186 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Schutt, Arthur," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107368.

Schutt, Arthur. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107368.

"Schutt, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

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

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