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 176-186 of 186 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||L 3070||10-in.||6/26/1942||Medley: With plenty of money and you ; Easy to love ; I've got you under my skin||Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||L 3075||10-in.||6/27/1942||Medley: Moon over Miami/ ; Lights out/ ; In the chapel in the moonlight||Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||L 3076||10-in.||6/27/1942||Medley:||Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||L 3077||10-in.||6/27/1942||Medley: The way you look tonight/ ; A melody from the sky/ ; Pennies from heaven||Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||L 3078||10-in.||6/27/1942||Medley: It's been so long/ ; All my life/ ; Lost||Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||L 3114||10-in.||7/21/1942||Medley: The way you look tonight ; A melody from the sky ; Pennies from heaven||Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||L 3115||10-in.||7/21/1942||Medley: Is it true what they say about Dixie? ; South sea island magic ; Goody goody||Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||L 3116||10-in.||7/21/1942||Medley: Moon over Miami ; Lights out ; In the chapel in the moonlight||Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||L 3117||10-in.||7/21/1942||Medley: It's been so long ; All my life ; Lost||Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||L 3164||12-in.||7/31/1942||By Jupiter medley: Jupiter forbid ; Nobody's heart ; Careless rhapsody ; Everything I've got||Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||L 3165||12-in.||7/31/1942||You were never lovelier medley: You were never lovelier ; Dearly beloved ; I'm old fashioned ; Wedding in the Spring||Marlene Fingerle ; Arthur Schutt||instrumentalist, piano|
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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