Shelly Manne made a countless number of records from the 1940s into the '80s but is best-known as a good-humored bandleader who never hogged the spotlight. Originally a saxophonist, Manne switched to drums when he was 18 and started working almost immediately. He was with Joe Marsala's band (making his recording debut in 1941), played briefly in the big bands of Will Bradley, Raymond Scott, and Les Brown and was on drums for Coleman Hawkins's classic "The Man I Love" session of late 1943. Manne worked on and off with Stan Kenton during 1946-1952, also touring with Jazz at the Philharmonic (1948-1949), and gigging with Woody Herman (1949). After leaving Kenton, Manne moved to Los Angeles where he became the most in-demand of all jazz drummers. He began recording as a leader (his first session was cut in Chicago in 1951) on a regular basis ...
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Album Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Deep People 1951 Deep People Savoy Jazz
 
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Here's That Manne 1952 Here's That Manne Dee Gee
 
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Hot Skins 1952 Hot Skins VSOP
 
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Shelly Manne & His Men 1953 Shelly Manne & His Men Contemporary Records
 
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Shelly Manne, Vol. 3 1954 Shelly Manne, Vol. 3 Contemporary Records
 
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The Two 1954 The Two Contemporary Records
 
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With Russ Freeman 1954 With Russ Freeman Contemporary Records
 
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New Works: Shelly Manne, Vol. 2 1954 New Works: Shelly Manne, Vol. 2 Contemporary Records
 
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The West Coast Sound, Vol. 1 1955 The West Coast Sound, Vol. 1 Original Jazz Classics
 
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Shelly Manne & His Friends, Vol. 1 1956 Shelly Manne & His Friends, Vol. 1 Original Jazz Classics
 
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Shelly Manne, Vol. 4: Swinging Sounds 1956 Shelly Manne, Vol. 4: Swinging Sounds Contemporary Records
 
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My Fair Lady/West Side Story 1956 My Fair Lady/West Side Story Ace
 
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Modern Jazz Performances of Songs from My Fair Lady 1956 Modern Jazz Performances of Songs from My Fair Lady Original Jazz Classics
 
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More Swinging Sounds 1956 More Swinging Sounds Original Jazz Classics
 
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Vol. 4: Swinging Sounds 1956 Vol. 4: Swinging Sounds Original Jazz Classics
 
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The Gambit 1957 The Gambit Original Jazz Classics
 
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Shelly Manne & His Men, Vol. 5 1957 Shelly Manne & His Men, Vol. 5 Contemporary Records
 
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Concerto for Clarinet and Combo 1957 Concerto for Clarinet and Combo Contemporary Records
 
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The Poll Winners Ride Again! 1959 The Poll Winners Ride Again! Contemporary Records / Original Jazz Classics
 
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At the Blackhawk, Vol. 2 1959 At the Blackhawk, Vol. 2 Contemporary / OJC
 
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At the Blackhawk, Vol. 3 1959 At the Blackhawk, Vol. 3 Contemporary / OJC
 
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At the Blackhawk, Vol. 4 1959 At the Blackhawk, Vol. 4 Contemporary / OJC
 
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At the Blackhawk, Vol. 5 1959 At the Blackhawk, Vol. 5 Original Jazz Classics / Contemporary / OJC
 
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Bells Are Ringing 1959 Bells Are Ringing Original Jazz Classics
 
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Lil' Abner 1959 Lil' Abner Original Jazz Classics
 
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Shelly Manne & His Men Play Peter Gunn 1959 Shelly Manne & His Men Play Peter Gunn Original Jazz Classics
 
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Son of Gunn!! 1959 Son of Gunn!! Contemporary Records
 
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Swinging Sounds in Stereo 1959 Swinging Sounds in Stereo Original Jazz Classics
 
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At the Blackhawk, Vol. 1 1960 At the Blackhawk, Vol. 1 Original Jazz Classics / Contemporary / OJC
 
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The Proper Time 1961 The Proper Time Solar / Solar Records
 
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At the Manne-Hole, Vol. 2 1961 At the Manne-Hole, Vol. 2 Contemporary / OJC
 
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At the Manne-Hole, Vol. 1 1961 At the Manne-Hole, Vol. 1 Contemporary / OJC
 
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2-3-4 1962 2-3-4 Impulse! Records (Japan)
 
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Live! Shelly Manne & His Men at the Manne Hole 1962 Live! Shelly Manne & His Men at the Manne Hole
 
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Checkmate 1962 Checkmate Original Jazz Classics
 
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Empathy 1962 Empathy Analogue Productions
 
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Sounds Unheard Of! 1962 Sounds Unheard Of! Analogue Productions
 
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My Son the Jazz Drummer 1963 My Son the Jazz Drummer Contemporary Records
 
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My Fair Lady with the Un-Original Cast 1964 My Fair Lady with the Un-Original Cast Capitol
 
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Manne, That's Gershwin 1965 Manne, That's Gershwin Capitol
 
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Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne & His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole 1966 Boss Sounds! Shelly Manne & His Men at Shelly's Manne-Hole Koch Jazz / Koch International
 
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Shelly Manne Sounds 1967 Shelly Manne Sounds
 
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Daktari 1967 Daktari Atlantic / Warner Music
 
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Jazz Gunn 1968 Jazz Gunn Atlantic / Rhino
 
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Outside 1969 Outside
 
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Alive in London 1970 Alive in London Original Jazz Classics
 
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Mannekind 1972 Mannekind Mainstream
 
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The Three 1975 The Three Universal Distribution
 
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Hot Coles 1975 Hot Coles Flying Dutchman
 
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Plays Richard Rodgers' Musical "Rex" 1976 Plays Richard Rodgers' Musical "Rex" Discovery
 
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French Concert 1977 French Concert Galaxy Music
 
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Perk Up 1977 Perk Up Concord Jazz
 
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Essence 1978 Essence Galaxy Music
 
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The Manne We Love 1978 The Manne We Love East World
 
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Gemini Three 1978 Gemini Three Yupiteru
 
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Jazz Quartet Interpretations 1980 Jazz Quartet Interpretations Discovery
 
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Double Piano Jazz Quartet at Carmelo's, Vol. 2 1980 Double Piano Jazz Quartet at Carmelo's, Vol. 2 Trend Records / Discovery
 
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Goodbye for Bill Evans 1981 Goodbye for Bill Evans Absord
 
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Double Piano Jazz Quartet at Carmelo's, Vol. 1 1982 Double Piano Jazz Quartet at Carmelo's, Vol. 1 Trend Records / Discovery
 
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One on One 1982 One on One Contemporary Records
 
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In Zurich 1984 In Zurich Fantasy
 
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Remember 1985 Remember Jazzizz
 
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Live 1956 & 1957 1996 Live 1956 & 1957 Jazz Band
 
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Steps to the Desert: Modern Jazz Versions of Favorite 2004 Steps to the Desert: Modern Jazz Versions of Favorite Contemporary Records
 
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Vol. 1: In Concert at Carmelo's Vol. 1: In Concert at Carmelo's Musicraft
 
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Vol. 2: In Concert at Carmelo's Vol. 2: In Concert at Carmelo's Musicraft
 
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Sounds! Sounds! Capitol
 
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