Clarence Hutchenrider

Clarence Hutchenrider (13 June 1908 - 18 August 1991) was an American jazz clarinetist born in Waco, Texas. He was a member of the Casa Loma Orchestra led by Glen Gray. Originally from Detroit, the band was called the Orange Blossoms before becoming Casa La Loma. Hutchenrider's gorgeous soloing helped get them to the top of the bands of the early 1930s.

Hutchenrider started playing clarinet and saxophone when he was 14, he also led a band when he was in high school. While he was a member of Casa la Loma, he was the featured clarinetist and played baritone and alto saxophone. In 1943 Hutchenrider had a lung illness which made him come to a stop with his career for the next decade. It wasn’t long before he began to play with several groups. Later on he joined The Gully Low Band in 1982. He frequently performed in New York City jazz clubs, including the Gaslight, through the 1980s.

Hutchenrider was married a short time to model Barbara Lewis-Bradford. He had a daughter named Judith Moorefield Hutchenrider-Henderson and a son named Bradford Hutchenrider. In the late 1940s or 1950s he married his second wife, Barbara Schwartz, an avid animal lover. They lived in Flushing, New York from the 1950s until his death in 1991.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 13, 1908 (Waco), Died August 18, 1991 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, alto saxophone, flute

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 268 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 38676 10-in. 9/17/1934 When will I know? Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38677 10-in. 9/17/1934 Chinatown, my Chinatown Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38678 10-in. 9/17/1934 Nagasaki Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38715 10-in. 9/24/1934 A new moon is over my shoulder Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38716 10-in. 9/24/1934 I'm in love Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38717 10-in. 9/24/1934 You're a builder-upper Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38718 10-in. 9/24/1934 Judy Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38726 10-in. 9/24/1934 Stompin' around Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38727 10-in. 9/24/1934 P. S. I love you Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38929 10-in. 10/31/1934 Irresistible Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38930 10-in. 10/31/1934 I've got an invitation to a dance Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38931 10-in. 10/31/1934 Maybe I'm wrong again Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38932 10-in. 10/31/1934 You took advantage of me Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39130 10-in. 11/16/1934 Where there's smoke there's fire Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39131 10-in. 11/16/1934 Two in a dream Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39132 10-in. 11/16/1934 Blue moon Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39133 10-in. 11/16/1934 The object of my affection Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39174 10-in. 12/19/1934 Just a fair-weather friend Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39175 10-in. 12/19/1934 I woke up too soon Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39176 10-in. 12/19/1934 In my country that means love Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39233 10-in. 1/9/1935 Fare Thee well, Annabelle Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39234 10-in. 1/9/1935 When I grow too old to dream Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39235 10-in. 1/9/1935 The night is young Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39236 10-in. 1/9/1935 In a blue and pensive mood Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39333 10-in. 2/6/1935 The little man with the hammer Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 268 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hutchenrider, Clarence," accessed May 22, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204774.

Hutchenrider, Clarence. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 22, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204774.

"Hutchenrider, Clarence." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 22 May 2022.

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