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 21, 1902 (Reading), Died January 28, 1965 (San Francisco)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, leader, composer, songwriter, harmonium
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 126-150 of 187 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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||E36463||10-in.||4/13/1931||Canadian capers||Cornell ; Arthur Schutt||Piano duet, with drum||instrumentalist, piano|
|Brunswick||E36464||10-in.||4/13/1931||Flapperette||Cornell ; Arthur Schutt||Piano duet, with drum||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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Schutt, Arthur," accessed May 28, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107368.
Schutt, Arthur. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 28, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107368.
"Schutt, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 28 May 2022.
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