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Shelly Manne

Born: June 11, 1920 | Died: September 26, 1984    Primary Instrument: Drums

Shelly Manne

Shelly Manne - drums (1920 - 1984)

As a jazz drummer, studio musician, bandleader and businessman, Shelly Manne was one of the most prolific instrumentalists of modern times. “I’ve really had the best of both worlds,” he said in 1983. “I’ve kept busy playing jazz, and between engagements I’ve had the studios to fall back on.”

The New York City-born musician was the son of Max Manne, a percussionist who pioneered the synchronization of sound with motion pictures and cartoons, and nephew of Morris Manne, who did sound effects for Popeye cartoons. Shelly was introduced to jazz as a youth and was greatly influenced by Jo Jones and Dave Tough. During the early 1940s, he subbed for Tough, who suffered from alcoholism and epilepsy, in both the Benny Goodman and Joe Marsala bands. In the ’50s, Manne played the role of Tough in two motion pictures: The Five Pennies and The Gene Krupa Story....
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Shelly Manne and His Men


COMBINATIONS 1954-56
Shelly Manne
Avid
2007


At the Blackhawk, Vol. 1
Shelly Manne
Contemporary
1959


Shelly Manne & His Men Play Peter Gunn
Shelly Manne
Contemporary
1959


Live 1956 & 1957
Shelly Manne
Fantasy
1996


Checkmate
Shelly Manne
Original Jazz Classics
1961


The Best of Shelly Manne
Shelly Manne
Fantasy
2004


Navy Swings
Shelly Manne
Studio West
2002


Boss Sounds
Shely Manne
Atlantic
1966


Steps to the Desert
Shelly Manne
Fantasy
2004


Double Piano Jazz Quartet at Carmelo's, Vol. 2
Shelly Manne
Trend
1980


Deep People
Shelly Manne
Fantsy
1981


Goodbye for Bill Evans
Shelly Manne
Fantasy
1981


2-3-4
Shelly Manne
Impulse! Records
1962


Perk Up
Shelly Manne
Concord
1977


Jazz Gunn/Daktari
Shelly Manne
Fantasy
2001


Live! Shelly Manne & His Men at the Manne Hole
Shelly Manne
Fantasy
1961


Lil' Abner
Shelly Manne
Fantasy
1957


My Fair Lady
Shelly Manne
Original Jazz Classics
1956


Son of Gunn
Shelly Manne
Concord
1959


At the Manne-Hole, Vol. 2
Shelly Manne
Fantasy
1961


Yesterdays: Live in Europe
Shelly Manne
Fantasy
2003


Alive in London
Shelly Manne
Fantasy
1970


West Coast Sounds
Shelly Manne
Contemporary
1953


The Gambit
Shelly Manne
Contemporary
1957


Daktari
Shelly Manne
Rhino
1967

Soundtracks


West Side Story
Elmer Bernstein
Sony
1961


Hatari
Henry Mancini
RCA
1962


Breakfast at Tiffany's
Henry Mancini
RCA
1961


The Pink Panther
Henry Mancini
RCA
1963


Walk on the Wild Side
Elmer Berstein
Columbia
1962


More Music from Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
RCA
1959


Touch of Evil
Henry Mancini
Universal
1958


Man With The Golden Arm
Elmer Bernstein
Decca
1955


The Wild One
Leith Stevens
Warner Bros
1953


I Want to Live !
Johnny Mandel
MGM
1958


Richard Diamond
Peter Rugolo
CBS
1959


Checkmate
John Williams
CBS
1959


Daktri
Shelly Manne
MGM
1966


Young Billy Young
Shelly Manne
MGM
1969

The Proper Time
Shelly Manne
MGM
1959


Dr.Seuss/ Green Eggs & Ham
Shelly Manne
1960


The Ant and the Aardvark
Doug Goodwin
1969

As Session Musician


Carnegie Hall, 1949
Norman Granz'
Fantasy
2000

Viva Bossa Nova
Laurindo Almeida
Capitol
1962


Ole! Bossa Nova
Laurindo Almeida
Capitol
1962

It's a Bossa Nova World
Laurindo Almeida
Capitol
1963


Harmony Of Odd Numbers
Thelonious Monk Trio
CMB
2003


Cannonball's Sharpshooters
Julian Cannonball Adderley
Mercury
1958


Portraits on Standards
Stan Kenton
Capitol
1951


Things Are Swingin'
Peggy Lee
Capitol
1958


Great American Gershwin
Alfred Newman
Angel
1997
(Shelly Manne featured with the Hollywood Bowl Orchastra)


Previn and the Pittsburgh
Andre Previn
PBS
1977


Plays from My Fair Lady
Andre Previn
Living Era
1956


At the Piano
Hampton Hawes
Jazz
1976


The Poll Winners Ride Again
Barney Kessel
Ojc
1959


World's Greatest Jazz Jam Session featuring
Jack Millman
1955

Jack Millman and his Allstars
Jack Millman
Fresh Sound
1955


Rhythm Meets Rugolo
Pete Rugolo
Mercury
1956


Out On A Limb
Pete Rugolo
Mercury
1956


Encounter Near Venius
Larry Bunker
Mercury
1961

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