Charlie Shavers

Charles James Shavers (August 3, 1920 – July 8, 1971) was an American jazz trumpeter who played with Dizzy Gillespie, Nat King Cole, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone, Sidney Bechet, Midge Williams, Tommy Dorsey, and Billie Holiday. He was also an arranger and composer, and one of his compositions, "Undecided", is a jazz standard.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 3, 1920 (New York City), Died July 8, 1971 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, arranger, composer, vocalist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 340 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-030704 10-in. 12/15/1938 Undecided Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-032947 10-in. 3/9/1939 Undecided Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-032966 10-in. 3/12/1939 Pastel blue Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-035559 10-in. 4/5/1939 Strange enchantment Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Judy Ellington Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-035560 10-in. 4/5/1939 Asleep or awake Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Judy Ellington Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-035561 10-in. 4/5/1939 Only a rose Charlie Barnet Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-035562 10-in. 4/5/1939 S'posin' Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Judy Ellington Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-035563 10-in. 4/5/1939 Echoes of Harlem Charlie Barnet Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-035564 10-in. 4/5/1939 Scotch and soda Charlie Barnet Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-035782 10-in. 4/24/1939 Why begin again (Pastel blue) Three Reasons ; Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with female vocal trio and jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-036839 10-in. 5/1/1939 Dawn of the desert Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-036840 10-in. 5/1/1939 Why begin again? Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-063837 10-in. 5/1/1941 I see a million people (but all I can see is you) Una Mae Carlisle Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-063838 10-in. 5/1/1941 Oh, I'm evil Una Mae Carlisle Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-063839 10-in. 5/1/1941 You mean so much to me Una Mae Carlisle Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-063840 10-in. 5/1/1941 The boogie-woogie piggy Una Mae Carlisle Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-066879 10-in. 7/22/1941 Can't help lovin' dat man Una Mae Carlisle Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-066880 10-in. 7/22/1941 It ain't like that Una Mae Carlisle Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-066881 10-in. 7/22/1941 Anything Una Mae Carlisle Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-066882 10-in. 7/22/1941 City called heaven Una Mae Carlisle Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-066895 10-in. 7/25/1941 Close shave John Kirby Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-067791 10-in. 9/13/1941 I'm coming, Virginia Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-067792 10-in. 9/13/1941 Limehouse blues Artists vary Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-067793 10-in. 9/13/1941 Georgia cabin Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-067794 10-in. 9/13/1941 Texas moaner Artists vary Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 340 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shavers, Charlie," accessed September 26, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109143.

Shavers, Charlie. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 26, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109143.

"Shavers, Charlie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 26 September 2023.

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