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.
- Show More...
- Continue reading at Wikipedia...
- Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license
Birth and Death Data: Born November 17, 1915 (Minneapolis), Died February 19, 1980 (Northridge)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1959
Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet
= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
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 Muzzillo||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||63656||10-in.||4/22/1938||I love you in technicolor||Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra ; Ralph Muzzillo||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||63657||10-in.||4/22/1938||At your beck and call||Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra ; Ralph Muzzillo||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||63658||10-in.||4/22/1938||Cowboy from Brooklyn||Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra ; Ralph Muzzillo||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||63659||10-in.||4/22/1938||Who do you think I saw last night?||Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra ; Ralph Muzzillo||instrumentalist, trumpet|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sherock, Shorty," accessed June 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/343499.
Sherock, Shorty. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/343499.
"Sherock, Shorty." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 June 2023.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Wikipedia: Shorty Sherock
Discogs: Shorty Sherock
Allmusic: Shorty Sherock
Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Sherock, Shorty, 1915-1980 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no92030222
Wikidata: Shorty Sherock - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q2280050
MusicBrainz: Shorty Sherock - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/6abddd85-7e5e-4026-85bf-914456555951
Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license
Send the Editors a message about this record.