Charlie Shirley

Born 19 October 1920, Quincy, Massachusetts
Died 23 December 1994, Osprey, Florida
Principle instrument
Kenton sideman no

Ride On!
Mark Taylor

“Stan hired me to try and develop a ‘pop’ style for the band, and assured me he’d use anything I came up with in the way of experimental stuff, pop or jazz. We experimented with woodwinds and classical voicings, and I feel I had some influence on the direction he finally swung into after the war.”

— Charlie Shirley

Arrangements & compositions created for Kenton

* indicates original composition

Five O’Clock Drag
Four or Five Times (1943) Dolly Mitchell vocal
Hip, Hip HoorayI (1943) Dolly Mitchell vocal
I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City (1943) Dolly Mitchell vocal
In My Arms (1943)
Liza (1943)
Moonlight Becomes You (1943) Red Dorris vocal
Moonlight Mood
Paper Doll
Ride On (1944) Anita O’Day vocal
Shoo Shoo Baby (1943) Dolly Mitchell vocal
The Steam Is on The Beam (1943)