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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 151-175 of 186 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca DLA 2993 10-in. 5/27/1942 Medley: Valencia ; Where do you work-a, John? ; Yankee rose ; Horses Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 2994 10-in. 5/27/1942 Medley: In a little Spanish town ; Mary Lou ; Where'd you get those eyes? ; Gimme a little kiss, will ya huh? Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 2995 10-in. 5/27/1942 Medley: The blue room ; The girl is you and the boy is me ; The girl friend Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 3005 10-in. 5/28/1942 Medley: After I say I'm sorry ; The little White House ; Tamiami trail ; When the red, red Robin comes bob, bob, bobbin' along Marlene Fingerle instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 3006 10-in. 5/28/1942 Medley: The desert song ; Lonesome and sorry ; One alone Marlene Fingerle instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 3007 10-in. 5/28/1942 Medley: Birth of the blues ; Muddy water ; Black bottom Marlene Fingerle instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 3008 10-in. 5/28/1942 Medley: When day is done ; Charmaine ; Someone to watch over me Marlene Fingerle instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 3016 10-in. 6/5/1942 Medley: The wedding of the painted doll ; Tip-toe through the tulips with me ; Singin' in the rain Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 3017 10-in. 6/5/1942 Medley: Pagan love song ; Love ; Chant of the jungle ; Siboney Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 3018 10-in. 6/5/1942 Medley: When it's Springtime in the Rockies ; When the organ played at twilight ; Beside an open fireplace ; Wedding bells are breaking up that old gang of mine Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 3019 10-in. 6/5/1942 Medley: Ain't misbehavin' ; Little by little ; Weary river ; I've got a feeling I'm falling Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 3020 10-in. 6/5/1942 Medley: Can't we be friends ; My kinda love ; Moanin' low Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 3021 10-in. 6/5/1942 Medley: Sunny side up ; Jericho ; Aren't we all? ; Happy days are here again Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 3022 10-in. 6/5/1942 Medley: Why was I born? ; More than you know ; With a song in my heart Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 3023 10-in. 6/5/1942 Medley: Romance ; Should I ; Deep night ; Am I blue? Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 3024 10-in. 6/5/1942 Medley: Birth of the blues ; Muddy water ; Black bottom Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 3040 10-in. 6/13/1942 Medley: When day is done ; Charmaine ; Someone to watch over me Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 3041 10-in. 6/13/1942 Medley: The desert song ; Lonesome and sorry ; One alone Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 3042 10-in. 6/13/1942 Medley: The wedding of the painted doll ; Tip-toe through the tulips with me ; Singin' in the rain Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 3043 10-in. 6/13/1942 Medley: Ain't misbehavin' ; Little by little ; Weary river ; I've got a feeling I'm falling Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 3057 12-in. 6/25/1942 Bolero (Ravel), part 1 Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 3058 12-in. 6/25/1942 Bolero (Ravel), part 2 Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 3067 10-in. 6/26/1942 Medley: Would you? ; When did you leave heaven ; I'll sing you a thousand love songs Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 3068 10-in. 6/26/1942 Medley: Did I remember? ; It's a sin to tell a lie ; Until the real thing comes along Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 3069 10-in. 6/26/1942 Medley: Goodnight my love ; There's a small hotel ; Stompin' at the Savoy Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 151-175 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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