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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 51-75 of 186 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W144973 10-in. 11/14/1927 Go home and tell your mother (That I love you) Vaughn De Leath ; Frank Harris Female-male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145255 10-in. 11/30/1927 My buddy Kenny Sargent Male vocal solo, with violin and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145257 10-in. 11/29/1927 Call me back, pal o' mine Kenny Sargent Male vocal solo, with violin and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145263 10-in. 12/1/1927 Lonely in a crowd Kenny Sargent Male vocal solo, with violin and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145264 10-in. 12/1/1927 Four walls Kenny Sargent Male vocal solo, with violin and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145265 10-in. 12/1/1927 I'm like a bird with a broken wing (Trying to fly back home) Kenny Sargent Male vocal solo, with violin and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145503 10-in. 1/11/1928 Rambling in rhythm Arthur Schutt Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia W145504 10-in. 1/11/1928 Jack in the box Arthur Schutt Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145530 10-in. 1/16/1928 We'll have a new home (In the mornin') Kitty O'Connor Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145531 10-in. 1/16/1928 Lullaby Kitty O'Connor Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145532 10-in. 1/16/1928 My heart stood still James Melton Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145871 10-in. 4/24/1928 Giggling Gertie Vaughn De Leath Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146270 10-in. 4/20/1928 The voice of the Southland (Keeps callin' me home) Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146271 10-in. 4/20/1928 Sentimental baby Oscar Grogan Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146286 10-in. 5/1/1928 The church bells are ringing for Mary Oscar Grogan Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146287 10-in. 5/1/1928 If I lost you Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146288 10-in. 5/1/1928 Tho' you threw me down Oscar Grogan Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146350 10-in. 5/26/1928 Dirty hands! Dirty face! Vaughn De Leath Female vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146351 10-in. 5/26/1928 My first sweetheart Milton Watson Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146352 10-in. 5/26/1928 I'd rather cry over you (Than smile at somebody else) Milton Watson Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148768 10-in. 7/1/1929 Junior Charles W. Hamp Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W152701 10-in. 2/2/1934 Georgia jubilee Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh W80295 10-in. 1/10/1927 I've grown so lonesome thinking of you Russell Douglas [Les Reis] Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80313 10-in. 1/20/1927 Wabash blues Eddie Lang ; Boyd Senter Clarinet solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80314 10-in. 1/20/1927 Bluin' the blues Eddie Lang ; Boyd Senter Clarinet solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 51-75 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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