Shep Fields

Genres: Big Band & Swing
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Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s


12 September 1910, Brooklyn, New York, USA, d. 23 February 1981, Los Angeles, California, USA. This saxophone and clarinet player was the leader of the 30s sweet band, Shep Fields And His Rippling Rhythm. Fields led his first band while at university, then turned professional, gaining important engagements in Miami and New York during 1934. He toured with the Voloz and Yolanda dance team before playing an engagement at Chicago’s Palmer House. During this period, he also received good radio coverage. The rippling rhythm gimmick was allegedly produced when Fields discovered the sound that could be made by blowing through a straw into a glass of water.

Signed to Bluebird Records he had a major hit with ‘Did I Remember’ in 1936 and many others during the late 30s including ‘There’s Something In The Air’, ‘This Year’s Kisses’, ‘Moonlight And Shadows’, ‘The Merry Go Round Broke...

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