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 51-55 of 55 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 8678 9/15/1955 Willow, willow waley Danny Kaye leader  
Decca L 8679 9/15/1955 Pass the basket Danny Kaye leader  
Decca L 8701 9/27/1955 Outfox the fox Danny Kaye leader  
Decca L 8702 9/27/1955 Life could not better be Danny Kaye leader  
Decca L 8703 9/27/1955 I'll take you dreaming Danny Kaye leader  
(Results 51-55 of 55 records)


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