Chuck Gentry

Charles T. "Chuck" Gentry (December 14, 1911, Belgrade, Nebraska - January 1, 1988, California) was an American jazz saxophonist, best known for playing baritone saxophone.

Gentry learned to play clarinet while growing up in Sterling, Colorado, and attended Colorado State Teachers College before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. He played with Vido Musso in 1939, then with Harry James in 1940-41; during World War II he worked with Benny Goodman, the Army band of Glenn Miller, and Artie Shaw. He then worked with Jan Savitt before returning to Goodman's employ in 1946. After 1947 he worked often as a session musician with, among others, Louis Armstrong, Georgie Auld, Charlie Barnet, Ralph Burns, Benny Carter, June Christy, Sammy Davis Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, Pete Fountain, The Four Freshmen, Erroll Garner, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Spud Murphy, Anita O'Day, Patti Page, Mel Powell, Della Reese, Shorty Rogers, Pete Rugolo, Mel Torme, and Nancy Wilson.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 14, 1911, Died January 1, 1988

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1942 - 1960

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone saxophone, reeds, saxophone, alto saxophone, bass saxophone, bass clarinet

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 125 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-073420 10-in. 3/10/1942 All those wonderful years Peggy Mann ; Teddy Powell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-073421 10-in. 3/10/1942 'Tain't no good Peggy Mann ; Tommy Taylor ; Teddy Powell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-073422 10-in. 3/10/1942 If you are but a dream Peggy Mann ; Teddy Powell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-073423 10-in. 3/10/1942 There won't be a shortage of love Peggy Mann ; Teddy Powell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Decca 70389 10-in. 2/24/1942 Rain, rain, rain Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 70390 10-in. 2/24/1942 'Tain't no good, part 1 Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 70391 10-in. 2/24/1942 'Tain't no good, part 2 Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 70392 10-in. 2/24/1942 Me and my Malinda Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 70393 10-in. 2/24/1942 If you are but a dream Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 70436 10-in. 3/4/1942 Last night I said a prayer Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 70437 10-in. 3/4/1942 My little cousin Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 70438 10-in. 3/4/1942 Always in my heart Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 70480 10-in. 3/12/1942 Heavenly hideaway Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 70481 10-in. 3/12/1942 Full moon Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 70482 10-in. 3/12/1942 An overture to love Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 70483 10-in. 3/12/1942 Jersey bounce Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 70484 10-in. 3/12/1942 Blue skies Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 70485 10-in. 3/12/1942 Mood insagroove Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 70525 10-in. 3/17/1942 Sleepy lagoon Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 70526 10-in. 3/17/1942 Someday sweetheart Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 70527 10-in. 3/17/1942 I threw a kiss in the ocean Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 70704 10-in. 5/1/1942 On Echo Hill Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 70705 10-in. 5/1/1942 Take me Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 70706 10-in. 5/1/1942 This is worth fighting for Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 70707 10-in. 5/1/1942 Wonder when my baby's coming home? Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 125 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gentry, Chuck," accessed May 28, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203649.

Gentry, Chuck. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 28, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203649.

"Gentry, Chuck." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 28 May 2022.

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