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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 51-75 of 361 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D6VB-1314 10-in. 3/2/1946 There's no one but you Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Stuart Foster Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D6VB-1315 10-in. 3/2/1946 Sweet Eileen Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Sy Oliver Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D9VB-0096 10-in. 1/13/1949 Enjoy yourself (it's later than you think) Sonny Calello ; Lucy Ann Polk ; Charlie Shavers ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Vee Tones Mixed vocal group, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia 23992 10-in. 1/20/1939 That's all I ask of you Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia 23993 10-in. 1/20/1939 Dream of life Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia W24877 10-in. 7/05/1939 Some other spring Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia W24878 10-in. 7/05/1939 Our love is different Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia W24879 10-in. 7/05/1939 Them there eyes Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia W24880 10-in. 7/05/1939 Swing, brother swing Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Vocalion 22921 10-in. 5/11/1938 You go to my head Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Vocalion 22922 10-in. 5/11/1938 The moon looks down and laughs Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Vocalion 22923 10-in. 5/11/1938 If I were you Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Vocalion 22924 10-in. 5/11/1938 Forget if you can Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Vocalion 23151 10-in. 6/23/1938 Having myself a time Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Vocalion 23152 10-in. 6/23/1938 Says my heart Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Vocalion 23153 10-in. 6/23/1938 I wish I had you Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Vocalion 23154 10-in. 6/23/1938 I'm gonna lock my heart (and throw away the key) Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62830 10-in. 12/1/1937 Sweet Lorraine Jimmie Noone Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62831 10-in. 12/1/1937 I know that you know Jimmie Noone Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62832 10-in. 12/1/1937 Bump it (Apex blues) Jimmie Noone Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62833 10-in. 12/1/1937 Four or five times Jimmie Noone Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62834 10-in. 12/1/1937 Hell in my heart Jimmie Noone Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62835 10-in. 12/1/1937 Call me darling, call me sweetheart, call me dear Jimmie Noone Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62836 10-in. 12/1/1937 I'm walkin' this town Jimmie Noone Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62837 10-in. 12/1/1937 Japansy Jimmie Noone Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 51-75 of 361 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shavers, Charlie," accessed June 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109143.

Shavers, Charlie. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109143.

"Shavers, Charlie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109143

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