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Shelly Manne

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Shelly Manne made a many records from your 1940s in to the ’80s but is best-known like a good-humored bandleader who by no means hogged the limelight. Originally a saxophonist, Manne turned to drums when he was 18 and began working almost instantly. He was with Joe Marsala’s music group (producing his documenting debut in 1941), performed briefly within the big rings of Can Bradley, Raymond Scott, and Les Dark brown and was on drums for Coleman Hawkins’s traditional “THE PERSON I REALLY LIKE” session lately 1943. Manne done and off with Stan Kenton during 1946-1952, also touring with Jazz in the Philharmonic (1948-1949), and gigging with Woody Herman (1949). After departing Kenton, Manne relocated to LA where he became probably the most in-demand of most jazz drummers. He started recording like a innovator (his first program was cut in Chicago in 1951) frequently beginning in 1953 when he 1st come up with the quintet Shelly Manne & His Males. One of the sidemen who have been in his music group during their very long string of Modern recordings (1955-1962) had been Stu Williamson, Conte Candoli, Joe Gordan, Bob Enevoldsen, Joe Maini, Charlie Mariano, Plant Geller, Expenses Holman, Jimmy Giuffre, Richie Kamuca, Victor Feldman, Russ Freeman, Ralph Pena, Leroy Vinnegar, and Monty Budwig. Manne, who experienced the good lot of money to be the first choice of a day from the André Previn Trio that led to a major vendor (jazz variations of music from My Good Lady), always experienced an open up musical brain and he documented some fairly free of charge pieces over the Three and both (trios with Shorty Rogers and Jimmy Giuffre that didn’t possess a piano or bass, alongside duets with Russ Freeman), and appreciated playing on an early on program with Ornette Coleman. Furthermore to his jazz function, Manne made an appearance on many film soundtracks and also acted in THE PERSON using the Golden Arm. He went the popular membership Shelly’s Manne-Hole during 1960-1974, held his music available to freer noises (offering trumpeter Gary Barone and tenor saxophonist John Gross during 1969-1972), used the L.A. Four within the middle-’70s, and was extremely active until his loss of life. Throughout his profession Shelly Manne documented being a head for Savoy, Interlude, Modern, Jazz Groove, Impulse, Verve, Capitol, Atlantic, Concord, Mainstream, Traveling Dutchman, Breakthrough, Galaxy, Pausa, Development, and Jazziz, and a few Japanese brands.

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Full Name Shelly Manne
Died September 26, 1984, Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession Actor, Film Score Composer, Bandleader, Percussionist, Jazz Drummer
Nationality American
Spouse Florence Butterfield
Music Groups Shelly Manne and his Men
Music Songs The Washington Twist, Peter Gunn, The Sound Effects Manne, Namely You, La Mucura, Doxy, A Gem From Tiffany, Matrimonial Stomp, The King Swings, I Could Have Danced All Night, Progress Is the Root of All Evil, Past My Prime, Collard Greens and Black-Eyed Peas, If I Had My Druthers, A Slight Minority, Wouldn't It Be Loverly, Take the "A" Train, Ascot Gavotte, Super Mellow, Pas de trois, Daktari, Our Delight, With a Little Bit of Luck, Out on a Limb, The Country's In The Very Best Of Hands, Jublilation T. Cornpone, Three on a Row, Abstract No. 1, Spring Is Here, Soft Winds, The Little Rhumba, Bea's Flat
Albums My Fair Lady, The West Coast Sound, The Poll Winners Ride Again!, Jazz Gunn, Mannekind, Boss Sounds!, 2-3-4, French Concert, My Fair Lady with the Un-original Cast, Shelly Manne & His Friends, Exploring The Scene, Manne–That's Gershwin!, The Poll Winners: Straight Ahead, Steps to the Desert, Empathy, The Jazz Combo from 'I Want to Live!', Hot Skins, Three Classic Albums Plus (Peter Gunn / Son of Gunn / Bells Are Ringing) [Remastered], At Last! (Remastered), Shelly Manne And His Men, The Gambit - Shelly Manne And His Men, Swinging, Ze Best - Shelly Manne, Shelly Manne and His Men at the Blackhawk, Best of Shelly Manne, Shelly Swings, Vol. 2, Just in Time, Essential Jazz Masters, Encounter Near Venus, Drums On Jazz, Jazz Masters, Live 1960, 100% Shelly Manne, Vol. 1, All My Succes, Shelly Swings, Vol. 3, Checkmate, The Gambit, Vol. 1, The Man With the Golden Arm (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Checkmate: Shelly Manne & His Men Play the Music of Johnny Williams from the Tv Series (Bonus Track Version), Night and Day, A Quiet Gas, Sorta Blue: The Best of Shelly Manne, I Want To Live, Shelly Swings, Vol. 6, Li'l Abner (Original Musical Soundtrack Collection) [feat. Andrè Previn, Leroy, Vinnegar], The Proper Time / The Three and the Two, Highway Jazz - Shelly Manne, Vol. 1, 100% Shelly Manne, Vol. 3, Jazz Infusion - Shelly Manne, Shelly Swings, Vol. 5, Modern Jazz Performances of Songs from Li'l Abner (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1957)
Movies The Five Pennies, T-Bird Gang, The Gene Krupa Story, Young Billy Young, Trader Horn, Like Father Like Son, The Proper Time, Like Father, Like Son, The Box


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1 The leading percussionist on film and TV soundtracks of the 1950's and 60's, Manne enjoyed a particularly fruitful collaboration with the composer Henry Mancini.
2 A key figure in the West Coast-based 'cool' jazz movement of the 1950's.
3 Opened his own nightclub, Shelly's Manne-Hole in Los Angeles on North Cahuenga Boulevard in 1960. It remained in operation until 1973.
4 Member of the Stan Kenton Orchestra from 1946 to 1952. Around the same period also worked with Shorty Rogers, George Shearing, Woody Herman and at Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse Cafe on Hermosa Beach.
5 Jazz drummer.
6 Inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 1997.
7 See also Shelly Manne and His Men for additional credits.
8 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 543-544. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983 musician: drums - uncredited
One from the Heart 1981 musician: drums
Opens Wednesday 1980 Short musician
California Suite 1978 musician: drums
Earthquake 1974 musician: drums - uncredited
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 1974 musician: percussion - uncredited
McQ 1974 musician: drums - uncredited
The Thief Who Came to Dinner 1973 musician: drums - uncredited
Two Is a Happy Number 1972 musician: drums - uncredited
Crosscurrent 1971 TV Movie musician: percussion - uncredited
Longstreet 1971 TV Series musician - 1 episode
From Bed to Worse 1971 Short musician
Rough Brunch 1971 Short musician
Don't Hustle an Ant with Muscle 1970 Short musician
Mumbo Jumbo 1970 Short musician
Science Friction 1970 Short musician
Shinbone Alley 1970 musician: drums
Kelly's Heroes 1970 musician: drums - uncredited
Ants in the Pantry 1970 Short musician
Odd Ant Out 1970 Short musician
Hunters Are for Killing 1970 TV Movie musician: percussion - uncredited
Scratch a Tiger 1970 Short musician
Isle of Caprice 1969 Short musician
A Pair of Greenbacks 1969 Short musician: drums
Dune Bug 1969 Short musician
The Undefeated 1969 musician: drums - uncredited
Jambo 1969 TV Series composer: theme music - 1969
Never Bug an Ant 1969 Short musician
The Gypsy Moths 1969 musician: drums - uncredited
Technology, Phooey 1969 Short musician
Extinct Pink 1969 Short musician: drums - uncredited
I've Got Ants in My Plans 1969 Short musician
The Ant from Uncle 1969 Short musician
Hasty But Tasty 1969 Short musician
The Ant and the Aardvark 1969 Short musician
Hawks and Doves 1968 Short musician
Daktari 1966-1968 TV Series composer - 46 episodes
Ice Station Zebra 1968 musician: drums - uncredited
The Split 1968 musician: drums - uncredited
Sol Madrid 1968 musician: drums - uncredited
Urbanissimo 1967 Short musician: soloist
Wait Until Dark 1967 musician: drums - uncredited
Ghostbreakers 1967 TV Movie musician: drums - uncredited
A Guide for the Married Man 1967 musician: drums - uncredited
Hombre 1967 musician: drums - uncredited
The Scorpio Letters 1967 TV Movie musician: drums - uncredited
How I Spent My Summer Vacation 1967 TV Movie musician: drums
Grand Prix 1966 musician: drums - uncredited
The Venetian Affair 1966 musician: drums - uncredited
Penelope 1966 musician: drums - uncredited
Not with My Wife, You Don't! 1966 musician: percussion - uncredited
Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion 1965 composer: theme music - uncredited
Once a Thief 1965 musician: drums - uncredited
The Satan Bug 1965 musician: percussion - uncredited
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! 1965 musician: drums - uncredited
The Americanization of Emily 1964 musician: drums - uncredited
The Prize 1963 musician: drums - uncredited
Twilight of Honor 1963 musician: drums - uncredited
The Stripper 1963 musician: percussion - uncredited
Drums of Africa 1963 musician: percussion - uncredited
Mutiny on the Bounty 1962 musician: drums - uncredited
Pressure Point 1962 musician: percussion - uncredited
Hatari! 1962 musician: percussion - uncredited
Too Late Blues 1961 musician: drums
Bachelor in Paradise 1961 musician: drums - uncredited
West Side Story 1961 musician - uncredited
Barefoot Adventure 1960 Documentary musician
Peter Gunn 1959-1960 TV Series musician - 38 episodes
The Subterraneans 1960 musician: drums - uncredited
Johnny Staccato 1959 TV Series musician - 2 episodes
Cast a Long Shadow 1959 musician: drums - uncredited
Porgy and Bess 1959 musician: percussion
Some Like It Hot 1959 musician: drums - uncredited
I Want to Live! 1958 jazz musician
I Bury the Living 1958 musician: percussion - uncredited
The Return of Dracula 1958 musician: percussion - uncredited
The Vampire 1957 musician: percussion - uncredited
The Man with the Golden Arm 1955 musician - uncredited
The Big Combo 1955 musician: drum solo during torture sequence - uncredited
The Wild One 1953 musician: drums - uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Brother's Kiss 1997 writer: "Come Clean" 1994
Fame 1982 TV Series performer - 1 episode
One from the Heart 1981 performer: "The Wages Of Love", "Is There Any Way Out Of This Dream?", "Old Boyfriends"
Young Billy Young 1969 music: "Young Billy Young"
Hatari! 1962 "The Sounds of Hatari" Overture, "Big Band Bwana", "Theme From Hatari", "Night Side"
Too Late Blues 1961 "Benny Splits While Jimmy Rowles" / performer: "Like Lasagna"
Like Father, Like Son 1961 performer: "No Name Musical Score" / writer: "No Name Musical Score"
Tall Story 1960 music: "Tall Story"
Some Like It Hot 1959 performer: "Sugar Blues" 1920, "Some Like It Hot" 1958, "Sugar Blues - Runnin' Wild" - uncredited
Peter Gunn 1958-1959 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Touch of Evil 1958 performer: "Main Title Touch of Evil"
The Man with the Golden Arm 1955 performer: "Jazz sequences"
The Wild One 1953 "Chino", "Blues for Brando", "The Wild One", "Windswept"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Man Who Loved Women 1983 Shelly Manne
Omnibus; Stan's Band 1977 TV Movie
Kraft Suspense Theatre 1965 TV Series Hermy
Wild and Wonderful 1964 Musician
Alcoa Premiere 1962 TV Series Billy
Hennesey 1961 TV Series Radioman
Adventures in Paradise 1961 TV Series Mike Quillan
The Gene Krupa Story 1959 Davey Tough
Johnny Staccato 1959 TV Series Drummer
The Five Pennies 1959 Dave Tough
Peter Gunn 1959 TV Series Combo Musician at Mother's
I Want to Live! 1958 Jazz Combo Member
Let's Make Rhythm 1947 Short Band Drummer
Seven Days' Leave 1942 Musician (uncredited)

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All That Glitters 1977 TV Series
Trader Horn 1973
The Trial of the Catonsville Nine 1972
Young Billy Young 1969
Daktari 1968 TV Series 1 episode
The Box 1967 Short
The Proper Time 1962
Like Father, Like Son 1961 musical score
T-Bird Gang 1959

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
T-Bird Gang 1959 band leader

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hollywood Palace 1964 TV Series Himself - Drummer
The Lively Ones 1962 TV Series Himself
Jazz Scene USA 1962 TV Series Himself - Musician (as Shelly Manne and His Men)
The Subterraneans 1960 Himself
Swing Into Spring! 1959 TV Movie Himself
Studio One in Hollywood 1958 TV Series Himself
The Man with the Golden Arm 1955 Himself (uncredited)

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