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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 126-150 of 186 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W403840 10-in. 3/10/1930 The moon is low Arthur Schutt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W403841 10-in. 3/10/1930 It must be you Arthur Schutt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W403842 10-in. 3/10/1930 'Leven-thirty Saturday night Arthur Schutt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W404036 10-in. 5/23/1930 Lo-Lo Arthur Schutt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W404037 10-in. 5/23/1930 Sharing Arthur Schutt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W404038 10-in. 5/23/1930 The song without a name Arthur Schutt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W490026 10-in. 1/4/1930 I'm following you! Arthur Schutt Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh W490027 10-in. 1/4/1930 Have a little faith in me Arthur Schutt Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh W490028 10-in. 1/4/1930 Crying for the Carolines Arthur Schutt Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh W490043 10-in. 3/4/1930 Montana call Arthur Schutt Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh W490047 10-in. 3/10/1930 The moon is low Arthur Schutt Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh W490048 10-in. 3/10/1930 It must be you Arthur Schutt Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh W490075 10-in. 5/23/1930 Sharing Arthur Schutt Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh W490076 10-in. 5/23/1930 The song without a name Arthur Schutt Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E31265 10-in. Oct. 1929 Tin ear Bob Effros Trumpet solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E22224-E22226 10-in. 4/2/1927 Delirium Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 10770 10-in. 1/15/1926 Hot as a summer's day David Grupp ; Donald Lindley ; Arthur Schutt Trumpet solo, with piano and traps instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 10771 10-in. 1/15/1926 Trumpet blues David Grupp ; Donald Lindley ; Arthur Schutt Trumpet solo, with piano and traps instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18651 10-in. 8/15/1928 Eat and grow thin Bob Pierce ; Arthur Schutt Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18652 10-in. 8/15/1928 Etiquette blues Bob Pierce ; Arthur Schutt Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 18863 10-in. 11/13/1928 I love vanilla Bob Pierce ; Arthur Schutt Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison N-359 10-in. 8/15/1928 Eat and grow thin Bob Pierce ; Arthur Schutt Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison N-360 10-in. 8/15/1928 Etiquette blues Bob Pierce ; Arthur Schutt Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison N-558 10-in. 11/13/1929 I love vanilla Bob Pierce ; Arthur Schutt Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 2992 10-in. 5/27/1942 Medley: I know that you know ; Baby face ; Bye bye blackbird Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 126-150 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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