Charlie Shavers
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1920-08-03
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Charlie Shavers

Charlie Shavers Biography (Wikipedia)

Charles James Shavers (August 3, 1920 – July 8, 1971), known as Charlie Shavers, was an American swing era jazz trumpeter who played with Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone, Sidney Bechet, Midge Williams, and Billie Holiday. He was an arranger and composer, and one of his compositions, "Undecided", is a jazz standard.

Charlie Shavers' father (a distant relative of Fats Navarro) was from the prominent Shavers family of Key West, Florida, and Charlie was a cousin of heavyweight boxer Earnie Shavers. Born in New York City, he took up piano and banjo before switching to trumpet.

In the mid-1930s, he performed with Tiny Bradshaw and Lucky Millinder. In 1935 he played in the trumpet section with Dizzy Gillespie and Carl (Bama) Warwick in Frankie Fairfax's Campus Club Orchestra. In 1936 he joined John Kirby's Sextet as trumpet soloist and arranger (he was only 16 but gave his birth date as 1917 in order to avoid child labor laws – many biographies still list this date).

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Somebody Loves Me
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Somebody Loves Me
Nat King Cole
Sweet Lorraine
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Sweet Lorraine

Sweet Lorraine

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Nat King Cole
Johnny Dodds and His Chicago Boys
Melancholy Blues
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Melancholy Blues
Billie Holiday
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
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Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Herb Ellis, Gene Krupa, Gene Krupa, Bill Harris, Bill Harris, Teddy Wilson, Ben Webster, Ben Webster, Charlie Shavers & Charlie Shavers
Swedish Schnapps
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Swedish Schnapps

Swedish Schnapps

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Gene Krupa
Billie Holiday
Solitude
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Solitude
Ray Brown
If The Moon Turns Green
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If The Moon Turns Green
Buddy Rich
Loch Lomond
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Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

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Traditional Scottish
Music Arranger
O’Niel Spencer, John Kirby’s Orchestra, John Kirby, Russell Procope, Russell Procope, Billy Kyle, Billy Kyle, Charlie Shavers, Charlie Shavers, Maxine Sullivan, Maxine Sullivan, Buster Bailey & Buster Bailey
If I Had a Ribbon Bow
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If I Had a Ribbon Bow
Stan Kenton, Lee Young, Benny Goodman, Benny Carter and His Orchestra, Dave Cavanaugh, Hollywood Hucksters, Jimmy Rowles, Red Norvo, Irving Ashby, Red Callendar, Charlie Shavers & Hollywood Hucksters
Happy Blues
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Happy Blues
Johnny Guarnieri
Tuxedo Junction
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Tuxedo Junction
Charlie Shavers
You’re Mine, You
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You’re Mine, You
Tiny Grimes, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Shavers, Coleman Hawkins, Ray Bryant, George Duvivier & Osie Johnson
Stealin' The Bean
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Stealin' The Bean

Stealin' The Bean

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Tiny Grimes, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Shavers, Coleman Hawkins, Ray Bryant, George Duvivier & Osie Johnson
Charlie Shavers
Windy
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Windy
Charlie Shavers
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
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Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
Charlie Shavers
Flow Gently Sweet Rhythm
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Flow Gently Sweet Rhythm
Charlie Shavers
It's Delovely
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It's Delovely
Charlie Shavers
Alexander's Ragtime Band
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Alexander's Ragtime Band
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