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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 55 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 64671 10-in. 9/8/1938 Pross-Tchai (Goodbye) The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 64757 10-in. 11/21/1938 Hold tight The Andrews Sisters leader  
Decca 64758 10-in. 11/21/1938 Billy boy The Andrews Sisters leader  
Decca 65326 10-in. 3/31/1939 You don't know how much you can suffer The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 65327 10-in. 3/31/1939 Rock, rock, rock-a-bye baby The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 65531 10-in. 5/3/1939 Beer barrel polka (Roll out the barrel) The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 65532 10-in. 5/3/1939 Well, all right The Andrews Sisters leader, instrumentalist, trumpet, arranger  
Decca 66498 10-in. 11/9/1939 Oh, Johnny! Oh, Johnny! Oh! The Andrews Sisters leader, arranger, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66499 10-in. 11/9/1939 South American way The Andrews Sisters leader, arranger, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66591 10-in. 9/15/1939 The jumping jive (Jim-Jam-Jump) The Andrews Sisters leader  
Decca 66592 10-in. 9/15/1939 Chico's love song The Andrews Sisters leader  
Decca 67615 10-in. 4/23/1940 Hit the road Vic Schoen Orchestra leader  
Decca 67616 10-in. 4/23/1940 Serenade to the stars Vic Schoen Orchestra leader  
Decca 67617 10-in. 4/23/1940 Of maestro and men Vic Schoen Orchestra leader  
Decca 67618 10-in. 4/23/1940 Arabian nights Vic Schoen Orchestra leader  
Decca 70108 10-in. 12/27/1941 I'll pray for you The Andrews Sisters leader  
Decca 70109 10-in. 12/27/1941 What to do The Andrews Sisters leader  
Decca 70110 10-in. 12/27/1941 He said-She said The Andrews Sisters leader  
Decca 73066 10-in. 10/4/1945 Flying home Ella Fitzgerald leader, arranger  
Decca 85908 2/26/1954 Knock on wood Danny Kaye arranger, leader  
Decca 85909 2/26/1954 All about you Danny Kaye arranger, leader  
Decca 85910 2/26/1954 Monahan, O Han Danny Kaye arranger, leader  
Decca L 8671 9/12/1955 Where walks my true love Danny Kaye leader  
Decca L 8672 9/12/1955 My heart knows a lovely song Danny Kaye leader  
Decca L 8677 9/15/1955 I live to love Danny Kaye leader  
(Results 26-50 of 55 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Schoen, Vic," accessed June 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/342635.

Schoen, Vic. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/342635.

"Schoen, Vic." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 June 2024.

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