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.
|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.|
|Shep Fields and His New Music with Ken Curtis||1941||Short||Shep Fields|
|The Big Broadcast of 1938||1938||Bandleader|
|Bringing Up Father||1946||writer: "When the Mush Begins to Rush Down Father's Vest"|
|Kreisler Bandstand||1951||TV Series||Himself|
|You Came to My Rescue||1937||Short||Himself|
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