Larry Shields

Lawrence James "Larry" Shields (September 13, 1893 - November 21, 1953) was an early American dixieland jazz clarinetist. He was a member of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, the first jazz band to record commercially.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 13, 1893 (New Orleans), Died November 21, 1953 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, composer, director

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-19331 10-in. 2/26/1917 Livery stable blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-19332 10-in. 2/26/1917 Dixieland jass band one-step Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-21583 10-in. 3/19/1918 At the jazz band ball Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-21584 10-in. 3/19/1918 Ostrich walk Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-21700 10-in. 3/25/1918 Skeleton jangle Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-21701 10-in. 3/25/1918 Tiger rag Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-22041 10-in. 6/25/1918 Bluin' the blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-22042 10-in. 6/25/1918 Fidgety feet Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-22043 10-in. 6/25/1918 Mournin' blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-22044 10-in. 6/25/1918 Sensation rag Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-22066 10-in. 7/17/1918 Clarinet marmalade blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-22067 10-in. 7/17/1918 Lazy daddy Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-22337 10-in. 12/3/1918 'Lasses candy Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-22338 10-in. 12/3/1918 The satanic blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-24580 10-in. 11/24/1920 In the dusk Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-24581 10-in. 11/24/1920 Margie Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-24590 10-in. 12/4/1920 Palesteena Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-24809 10-in. 12/30/1920 Broadway Rose Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-24810 10-in. 12/30/1920 Sweet mamma (Papa's getting mad) Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-24825 10-in. 1/28/1921 Home again blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-24826 10-in. 1/28/1921 Crazy blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor B-25411 10-in. 5/25/1921 Satanic blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-37745 10-in. 2/7/1927 Clarinet marmalade Phil Napoleon Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-0301 10-in. 9/2/1936 Bluin' the blues Nick LaRocca ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band ; Larry Shields Jazz/dance band, with trumpet and clarinet solos instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-0302 10-in. 9/2/1936 Tiger rag Nick LaRocca ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band ; Larry Shields Jazz/dance band, with clarinet solo instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-0303 10-in. 9/2/1936 Ostrich walk Nick LaRocca ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band ; Larry Shields Jazz/dance band, with clarinet solo instrumentalist, clarinet, composer  
Victor BS-0304 10-in. 9/2/1936 Original Dixieland one-step Nick LaRocca ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band ; Alex Palocsay ; Larry Shields Jazz/dance band, with clarinet solo and trombone solo instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-0305 10-in. 9/2/1936 Clarinet marmalade Nick LaRocca ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with trumpet solo and clarinet solo composer, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-0306 10-in. 9/2/1936 Satanic blues Nick LaRocca ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band ; Larry Shields Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-0489 10-in. 9/25/1936 Toddlin' blues Nick LaRocca ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band ; Larry Shields Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-0490 10-in. 9/25/1936 Did you mean it? Chris Fletcher ; Nick LaRocca ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-0491 10-in. 9/25/1936 Who loves you? Nick LaRocca ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-0492 10-in. 9/25/1936 Old Joe Blade Nick LaRocca ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band ; J. Russel Robinson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-0493 10-in. 9/25/1936 Your ideas are my ideas Nick LaRocca ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-0494 10-in. 9/25/1936 Fidgety feet Nick LaRocca ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-0495 10-in. 9/25/1936 Clarinet marmalade The Original Dixieland Five Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-0496 10-in. 9/25/1936 Bluin' the blues The Original Dixieland Five Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-0497 10-in. 9/25/1936 Tiger rag The Original Dixieland Five Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-0498 10-in. 9/25/1936 Skeleton jangle Nick LaRocca ; The Original Dixieland Five Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-02488 10-in. 11/10/1936 Barnyard blues The Original Dixieland Five Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-02489 10-in. 11/10/1936 Original Dixieland one step The Original Dixieland Five Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-019681 10-in. 2/18/1938 Drop a nickel in the slot Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, director  
Victor BS-019682 10-in. 2/18/1938 Please be kind Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, director  
Victor BS-019683 10-in. 2/18/1938 Jezebel Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, director  
Victor BS-019684 10-in. 2/18/1938 oooOO-OH BOOM! Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, director  
Victor BS-019685 10-in. 2/18/1938 In my little red book Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, director  
Victor BS-019686 10-in. 2/18/1938 Good-night, sweet dreams, good-night Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, director  
Victor BS-043375 10-in. 11/10/1939 At the jazz band ball Ragtime Band [Muggsy Spanier] Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-067548 10-in. 8/11/1941 Satanic blues Dixieland Octet of NBC's Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street ; Dr. Gino Hamilton ; Henry Levine Jazz/dance band, with speaker composer  
Victor BS-067951 10-in. 10/1/1941 Clarinet marmalade Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor [Trial 1918-06-25-01] Not documented 6/25/1918 Sweet mamma Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 78032 10-in. 8/29/1918 Jazz band ball Guido Deiro Piano accordion solo composer  
Columbia 78033 10-in. 8/29/1918 Ostrich walk Guido Deiro Piano accordion solo composer  
Columbia 143336 10-in. 1/21/1927 Clarinet marmalade The Emperors Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W146643 10-in. 7/16/1928 Clarinet marmalade Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W151441 10-in. 3/19/1931 Clarinet marmalade Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 74103 12-in. 5/14/1920 Sphinx Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 74104 12-in. 5/14/1920 Alice blue gown Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 74105 12-in. 5/14/1920 Soudan Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 76418 12-in. 4/16/1919 Barnyard blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 76419 12-in. 4/16/1919 At the jazz band ball Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, composer  
Columbia 76458 12-in. 5/12/1919 The ostrich walk Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 76459 12-in. 5/12/1919 Sensation rag, one step Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 76467 12-in. 5/19/1919 Look at 'em doing it Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 76468 12-in. 5/19/1919 Tiger rag Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 76566 12-in. 8/13/1919 Satanic blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 76567 12-in. 8/13/1919 Lasses candy, one-step Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 76751 12-in. 1/8/1920 My baby's arms Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 76752 12-in. 1/8/1920 Tell me Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 76753 12-in. 1/8/1920 I've got my captain working for me now Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 76754 12-in. 1/8/1920 I'm forever blowing bubbles Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 76755 12-in. 1/8/1920 Mammy o' mine Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 76756 12-in. 1/8/1920 I lost my heart in Dixieland Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 8755 10-in. Oct. 1924 Clarinet marmalade blues Jimmy Joy ; St. Anthony Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 8778 10-in. Nov. 1924 Fidgety feet Arcadian Serenaders Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70247 10-in. Oct. 1921 Rambling blues Jazz Hounds ; Mamie Smith Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W80392 10-in. 2/4/1927 Clarinet marmalade Bix Beiderbecke ; Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with cornet and guitar composer  
OKeh W81071 10-in. 5/9/1927 Ostrich walk Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W81518 10-in. 10/5/1927 At the Jazz Band Ball Bix Beiderbecke and his Gang Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 5378-5380 10-in. approximately Apr. 1921 Satanic blues Benny Krueger’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E31912 10-in. 1/27/1930 Lazy daddy Louisiana Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E37473 10-in. 12/18/1931 Clarinet marmalade Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E4182-E4183 10-in. 12/8/1926 Clarinet marmalade Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E22024-E22026 10-in. 3/19/1927 Fidgety feet Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 120-a] 10-in. approximately Aug. 1927 Clarinet marmalade Fred Elizalde Music Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 11595 10-in. 3/22/1927 Clarinet marmalade Phil Napoleon Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shields, Larry," accessed February 7, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110310.

Shields, Larry. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 7, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110310.

"Shields, Larry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 7 February 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110310

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