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Shep Fields

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A leader of dance rings within the ’30s and ’40s. His groupings jazz content mixed, nonetheless it was extremely popular and highlighted on many radio broadcasts and recordings. Some materials continues to be reissued on Hindsight, Group and Jazz Archives.

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Full Name Shep Fields
Died February 23, 1981, Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession Disc jockey, Bandleader
Nationality American
Spouse Zook Kline
Siblings Freddie Fields, Edward Fields
Music Songs That Old Feeling, Did I Remember?, Cathedral In The Pines, Rippling Rhythm, In the Chapel in the Moonlight, The Merry Go-Round Broke Down, This Year's Kisses, Mama, That Moon Is Here Again, Thanks For The Memory, Little Old Lady, Jersey Bounce, The Moon Got in My Eyes, City Called Heaven, It Looks Like Rain in Cherry Blossom Lane, Please Think Of Me, You Came To My Rescue, I'm Talking Through My Heart, I Still Love to Kiss You Goodnight, Goodnight My Love, An Old Curiosity Shop, When Two Love Each Other, It's De-Lovely, Satan Takes A Holiday, You're Here, You're There, You Took the Words Right Out of My Heart, I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles, Don't Blame Me, Harbour Lights, I Surrender Dear, South Of The Border, Autumn Nocturne, Us On A Bus
Albums Shep Fields and His Orchestra, Greatest Hits, Snuggled on Your Shoulder, Shep Fields & The Rippling Rhythm Orchestra, At The Shamrock Hilton, Shep Fields And His Rippling Rhythm In Hi-Fi, Shep Fields And His New Music 1942-44, Shep Fields Jersey Bounce, The Very Best of Shep Fields, The First Dance, Golden Oldies


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1 Had a major hit with "Did I Remember" for Bluebird Records in 1936.
2 Toured with the dance team of Veloz & Yolanda during the mid-1930's.
3 Became a disc jockey in Houston, Texas, in 1955.
4 Fields tried to change his style in the early 40's, when he formed Shep Fields and His New Music, a band comprised entirely of reed instruments. The experiment was not a success and his popularity declined by 1947, resulting in a return to his 'rippling style'.
5 Led his first band while still at university.
6 Granduncle of Natalie Lander.
7 Uncle of Kathy Fields.
8 Brother-in-law of Corinna Tsopei.
9 Ex-brother-in-law of Polly Bergen and Edith Fellows.
10 Popular band leader of the 1930's and 40's, best known for his "Rippling Rhythm" trademark, which featured Fields blowing bubbles into a bowl of watter at the beginning of every song and a good deal of wood-block playing by the band's drummer. In that regard, Fields' style was something of a predecessor to Lawrence Welk's "Champagne Music" style.
11 Older brother of producer/actor's agent Freddie Fields.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shep Fields and His New Music with Ken Curtis 1941 Short Shep Fields
The Big Broadcast of 1938 1938 Bandleader

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bringing Up Father 1946 writer: "When the Mush Begins to Rush Down Father's Vest"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kreisler Bandstand 1951 TV Series Himself
You Came to My Rescue 1937 Short Himself

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