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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 76-100 of 186 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W80315 10-in. 1/20/1927 Christine Eddie Lang ; Boyd Senter Clarinet solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80316 10-in. 1/20/1927 Bad habits Eddie Lang ; Boyd Senter Clarinet solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80317 10-in. 1/20/1927 Clarinet tickle Eddie Lang ; Boyd Senter Clarinet solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80318 10-in. 1/20/1927 You're the one for me Boyd Senter Clarinet solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80324 10-in. 1/21/1927 New St. Louis blues Eddie Lang ; Boyd Senter Clarinet solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80325 10-in. 1/21/1927 Someday sweetheart Eddie Lang ; Boyd Senter Clarinet solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80338 10-in. 1/26/1927 Alexander's ragtime band Miff Mole's Molers Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80339 10-in. 1/26/1927 Some sweet day Miff Mole's Molers Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80340 10-in. 1/26/1927 Hurricane Miff Mole's Molers Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80479 10-in. 2/23/1927 My Sunday girl Irwin Abrams Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80480 10-in. 2/23/1927 Collette Irwin Abrams Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80501 10-in. 3/7/1927 Davenport blues Miff Mole's Molers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80502 10-in. 3/7/1927 Darktown Strutters' Ball Miff Mole's Molers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80503 10-in. 3/7/1927 A hot time in the old town Miff Mole's Molers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80678 10-in. 3/28/1927 What do I care what somebody said Russell Douglas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80679 10-in. 3/28/1927 It all depends on you Russell Douglas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80690 10-in. 4/1/1927 Dawn of tomorrow Eddie Lang Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80691 10-in. 4/1/1927 Just wond'ring Eddie Lang Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80692 10-in. 4/1/1927 Eddie's twister Eddie Lang Guitar solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80693 10-in. 4/1/1927 April kisses Eddie Lang Guitar solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80718 10-in. 4/12/1927 Russian lullaby Noel Taylor Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80719 10-in. 4/12/1927 So blue Noel Taylor Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and celeste instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81001 10-in. 6/10/1927 Down hearted blues Eddie Lang ; Boyd Senter Clarinet solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81002 10-in. 6/10/1927 The boss of the stomps Eddie Lang ; Boyd Senter Clarinet solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81003 10-in. 6/10/1927 The grind out Eddie Lang ; Boyd Senter Clarinet solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 76-100 of 186 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Schutt, Arthur," accessed October 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107368.

Schutt, Arthur. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107368.

"Schutt, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 October 2020.

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

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