Shorty Sherock

Clarence "Shorty" Sherock (November 17, 1915 – February 19, 1980) was a prominent swing jazz trumpeter.

Sherock attended the Illinois Military Academy before becoming a soloist with Jimmy Dorsey's orchestra (1937–39) and later with Gene Krupa's Orchestra, together with saxophonist Sam Donahue. He also led his own big band for a time in the 1940s.

He was a featured soloist at the first concert of Norman Granz's famous Jazz at the Philharmonic (JATP) held in 1944 in Los Angeles, and which also starred Illinois Jacquet, Jack McVea, J. J. Johnson, Nat King Cole, and Les Paul, among others.

On January 31, 1946, Shorty Sherock recorded Leonard Feather's jazz instrumental composition "SNAFU".

In 1955, incorrectly credited as Shorty Sherlock, he recorded three tracks, arranged by Benny Carter, for Freddie Slack's Boogie Woogie on the 88.

As a member of the Nelson Riddle Orchestra he appeared on Dean Martin's This Time I'm Swingin'!, as well as many Ella Fitzgerald recordings, including her 1959 Get Happy! album, the two 1962 albums Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson and Ella Swings Gently with Nelson, the Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook (also 1959), as well as Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook (1963) and the Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Songbook (1964).

Still with Nelson, he appears on Frank Sinatra's 1964 album Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award Winners.

He went on to become a studio musician in Los Angeles.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 17th, 1915 (Minneapolis), Died February 19th, 1980 (Northridge)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1959

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 168 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 63201 10-in. 1/25/1938 Doctor Rhythm Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63202 10-in. 1/25/1938 On the sentimental side Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63203 10-in. 1/25/1938 How'dja like to love me? Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63204 10-in. 1/25/1938 I fall in love with you every day Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63205 10-in. 1/25/1938 Love is here to stay Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63206 10-in. 1/28/1938 Smoke from a chimney Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63207 10-in. 1/28/1938 It's the dreamer in me Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63208 10-in. 1/28/1938 I was doing all right Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63209 10-in. 1/28/1938 My first impression of you Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63429 10-in. 3/15/1938 Two bouquets Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63430 10-in. 3/15/1938 I can't face the music (without singing the blues) Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63431 10-in. 3/16/1938 Joseph! Joseph! Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63432 10-in. 3/16/1938 At a perfume counter Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63433 10-in. 3/16/1938 It's the dreamer in me Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63434 10-in. 3/16/1938 Don't be that way Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63435 10-in. 3/16/1938 Love walked in Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63436 10-in. 3/16/1938 The weekend of a private secretary Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63496 10-in. 3/29/1938 Lost and found Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63497 10-in. 3/29/1938 Stop! And reconsider Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63498 12-in. 3/29/1938 I cried for you Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63655 10-in. 4/22/1938 Popcorn man Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra ; Ralph Muzillo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63656 10-in. 4/22/1938 I love you in technicolor Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra ; Ralph Muzillo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63657 10-in. 4/22/1938 At your beck and call Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra ; Ralph Muzillo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63658 10-in. 4/22/1938 Cowboy from Brooklyn Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra ; Ralph Muzillo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 63659 10-in. 4/22/1938 Who do you think I saw last night? Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra ; Ralph Muzillo instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 168 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sherock, Shorty," accessed February 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/343499.

Sherock, Shorty. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/343499.

"Sherock, Shorty." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 February 2021.

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