Shanghai Shuffle

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"Shanghai Shuffle"
Song by Fletcher Henderson and his orchestra
Recorded October 10, 1924
Genre Jazz
Label Pathé , Vocalion
Composer(s) Larry Conley and Gene Rodemich

Shanghai Shuffle is a 1924 jazz standard composed by Fletcher Henderson. It is in the key of F major and is evidently influenced by "Limehouse Blues".[1] The signature clarinet sound has an eastern quality to it; Jeffrey Magee calls it an attempt to "reinforce the exotic jazz-Chinese connection".[2]


  1. ^ Schuller, Gunther (1968). The History of Jazz. Oxford University Press. p. 259. 
  2. ^ Magee, Jeffrey (13 January 2005). The uncrowned king of swing: Fletcher Henderson and big band jazz. Oxford University Press. p. 185. ISBN 978-0-19-509022-2. 

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