Shep Fields

Shep Fields (né le à Brooklyn, de son vrai nom Saul Feldman, mort le )[1] est un musicien américain, chef du big band Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm dans les années 1930[2]. Il était également saxophoniste et clarinettiste.

Pour les articles homonymes, voir Fields et Feldman.
Shep Fields
Shep Fields et Tex Beneke en 1946
Cimetière du mont Hebron (en)
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Audio externe
Vous pouvez écouter l'orchestre de Shep Fields en interprétant «In the Merry Month of May» avec l'accordéoniste John Serry Sr. en 1938 Ici(en)


Composition du Big band

  • Sid Greene (1913–2006), batterie c. 1932-1943
  • Hal Derwin, chant 1940
  • Larry Neill, chant 1940
  • Dorothy Allen (1896–1970), chant 1940 [3]
  • Ken Curtis (1916–1991), chant
  • The Three Beaus and a Peep, chant c. 1947-1948
  • Bob Johnstone (1916–1994), chant c. 1947-1948
  • Toni Arden, chant , c. 1945
  • Bob Shapley, accordéon, c. 1948-1950
  • Carl Frederick Tandberg (1910–1988), basse, c. 1940 [4]
  • Lou Halmy (1911–2005), trompette, arrangements, c. 1935 [5],[6]
  • Sid Caesar (1922–2014), saxophone, c. 1940 [7],[8]
  • John Serry Sr. (1915–2003), accordéon, 1937–1938 [9]
  • Pat Foy, chant 1941 [3]
  • Lew Harris, arrangements 1940 [3]
  • Earl Kramer, saxophone 1941 [3]
  • John Quara (1925-), Guitare c. 1947-1950


  • That Old Feeling
  • The Jersey Bounce
  • I've Got You Under My Skin
  • September In The Rain
  • Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm, 1940, Volumes 1 and 2

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Notes et références

  1. Big-band leader Shep Fields dies, archives du Chicago Tribune
  2. Shep Fields dies sur The Telegraph
  3. (en) « Shep Fields Makes Decided Hit Here With New Rhythm », Ottawa Citizen, (lire en ligne, consulté le 16 mai 2010)
  4. (en) Brian Arthur Lovell Rust, The American Dance Band Discography 1917-1942, (ISBN 0-87000-248-1)
  5. (en) « Musician, arranger Lou Halmy dies at 93 », The Register-Guard, (lire en ligne, consulté le 16 mai 2010) :
    « Halmy was born in Budapest, Hungary, and his family immigrated to the United States when he was 2. He made his mark as a trumpet player with East Coast outfits including Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra, a society band that played on The Woodbury Hour With Bob Hope and in The Big Broadcast of 1938, a film starring Hope, W.C. Fields and Dorothy Lamour. »
  6. (en) « Great Depression a gold mine for musicians », The Register-Guard, (lire en ligne, consulté le 16 mai 2010) :
    « When trumpet star and jazz arranger Lou Halmy looks back on the Great Depression of the 1930s, it doesn't seem depressing at all. 'I was lucky,' the 91-year-old Eugene musician says. 'I was playing with a band and working all the time. We had a steady job, which was the rarest thing in music.' While many people were standing in bread lines and living in shanty camps, Halmy was inside New York's posh Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, cheering people up by playing his horn in one of the most popular dance bands of the era: Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm ... »
  7. (en) « Sid Caesar », Museum of Broadcast Communications (consulté le 19 mai 2010) : « He studied saxophone at Juilliard, and later played with nationally famous bands (Charlie Spivak, Claude Thornhill, Shep Fields, Art Mooney). »
  8. (en) Patricia Brennan, « Sid Caesar, whose name is s ... », Washington Post, (lire en ligne, consulté le 16 mai 2010) :
    « Sid Caesar ... He went on to play in a series of big bands, including those of Claude Thornhill, Charlie Spivak, Shep Fields, Art Mooney and Benny Goodman. ... »
  9. (en)The American Dance Band Discography 1917-1942 Volume 1. Rust, Brian. Arlington House Publishers, New Rochelle, New York, USA, 1975, P. 516-517 (ISBN 0-87000-248-1)
  10. The Los Angeles Examiner, October 9, 1938, pg. 1
  11. (en) Stanley Green and Elaine Schmidt, Hollywood musicals year by year, (ISBN 0-634-00765-3, lire en ligne) :
    « To justify the movie's title — and the inclusion in the cast of such diverse talents as Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm, ... »

Liens externes

  • Portail du jazz
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