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Larry Shields

Lawrence James 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 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 (Results 76-86 of 86 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 76-86 of 86 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shields, Larry," accessed June 21, 2024,

Shields, Larry. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 21, 2024, from

"Shields, Larry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 June 2024.

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