Vic Schoen

Victor Schoen (March 26, 1916 – January 5, 2000) was an American bandleader, arranger, and composer whose career spanned from the 1930s until his death in 2000. He furnished music for some of the most successful persons in show business including Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Les Brown, Woody Herman, Gene Krupa, George Shearing, Jimmie Lunceford, Ray McKinley, Benny Carter, Louis Prima, Russ Morgan, Guy Lombardo, Carmen Cavallaro, Carmen Miranda, Gordon Jenkins, Joe Venuti, Victor Young, Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, and his own The Vic Schoen Orchestra.

Schoen arranged and recorded with well-known artists such as The Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Irving Berlin, Marion Hutton, Betty Hutton, Perry Como, Dick Haymes, Ella Fitzgerald, Al Jolson, Maurice Chevalier, Enzo Stuarti, Lauritz Melchior, Mary Martin, Bob Crosby, The Weavers, Burl Ives, Eddie Fisher, Mildred Bailey, Peggy Lee, Patti Page, the McGuire Sisters, the Sherman Brothers, and Kay Starr.

Schoen wrote TV specials for Jack Carson Show, The Dave King Show, Ethel Merman, The Big Record with Patti Page, The Dinah Shore Show, Shirley MacLaine, Shirley Temple, Andy Williams, and Pat Boone. He is probably best remembered as the musical director and arranger for the Andrews Sisters.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 26, 1916, Died January 5, 2000

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, arranger, trumpet, composer, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 55 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-040692 10-in. 8/29/1939 The monkeys have no tails in Pago Pago Rose Blane ; Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-075208 10-in. 5/19/1942 Amen Rose Blane ; Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble songwriter  
Decca 62686 10-in. 10/14/1937 Why talk about love? The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 62687 10-in. 10/14/1937 Just a simple melody The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 62810 10-in. 11/24/1937 Nice work if you can get it The Andrews Sisters leader, arranger, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 62811 10-in. 11/24/1937 Bei mir bist du schoen The Andrews Sisters leader, arranger, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63300 10-in. 2/21/1938 Joseph! Joseph! The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 63301 10-in. 2/21/1938 Ti-pi-tin The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 63314 10-in. 2/22/1938 Shortnin' bread The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 63315 10-in. 2/22/1938 It's easier said than done The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 63316 10-in. 2/22/1938 Where have we met before? The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 63317 10-in. 2/22/1938 Ooooooo-oh boom! The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 63911 10-in. 6/4/1938 Says my heart The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 63912 10-in. 6/4/1938 Oh ! Ma-Ma ! The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 63913 10-in. 6/4/1938 Pagan love song The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 63914 10-in. 6/4/1938 I married an angel The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 63915 10-in. 6/4/1938 Oh! Faithless maid The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 63916 10-in. 6/4/1938 From the land of the sky-blue water The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 63917 10-in. 6/4/1938 Ferdinand the bull The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 64423 10-in. 8/6/1938 Love is where you find it The Andrews Sisters leader  
Decca 64424 10-in. 8/6/1938 Where a prince of a fella meets a cinderella The Andrews Sisters leader  
Decca 64425 10-in. 8/6/1938 A jitterbug's lullaby, part 1 The Andrews Sisters leader  
Decca 64426 10-in. 8/6/1938 A jitterbug's lullaby, part 2 The Andrews Sisters leader  
Decca 64427 10-in. 8/6/1938 One-two-three O'Leary The Andrews Sisters leader  
Decca 64670 10-in. 9/8/1938 Lullaby to a little jitterbug The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
(Results 1-25 of 55 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Schoen, Vic," accessed February 5, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/342635.

Schoen, Vic. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 5, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/342635.

"Schoen, Vic." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 5 February 2023.

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