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Billy May - 100% match to Ray Anthony

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward William May, 10 November 1916, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 22 January 2004, San Juan Capistrano, California, USA. Although May is best known to international audiences for his arranging and conducting work with Frank Sinatra in the late 50s, he had already been a professional musician for nearly 20 years prior to his first session with Hoboken’s favourite s Read more

Al Caiola - 45% match to Ray Anthony

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Alexander Emil Caiola, 7 September 1920, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. A highly respected studio guitarist, Caiola played with many renowned musical directors such as Percy Faith, Hugo Winterhalter and André Kostelanetz. After serving as musical arranger and conductor for United Artists Records, Caiola released several singles on RCA Records during the 50s, including Read more

Kay Starr - 34% match to Ray Anthony

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Katherine LaVerne Starks, 21 July 1922, Dougherty, Oklahoma, USA. While she was still a child, Starr’s family moved to Dallas, Texas, where she made her professional debut on local radio before she had left school. In 1939 she was hired briefly by Glenn Miller when his regular singer, Marion Hutton, was sick. Starr made records with Miller, but was soon on the move. She Read more

Les Baxter - 33% match to Ray Anthony

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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14 March 1922, Mexia, Texas, USA, d. 15 January 1996, Palm Springs, California, USA. Baxter studied piano at the Detroit Conservatory before moving to Los Angeles for further studies at Pepperdine College. Abandoning a concert career as a pianist he turned to popular music as a singer, and at the age of 23 he joined Mel Tormé’s Mel-Tones, singing on Artie Shaw re Read more

Nelson Riddle - 31% match to Ray Anthony

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nelson Smock Riddle, 1 June 1921, Oradell, New Jersey, USA, d. 6 October 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA. After studying piano, Riddle took up the trombone when in his early teens, and in the late 30s played in a number of big bands, including those led by Jerry Wald, Charlie Spivak, Tommy Dorsey and Bob Crosby. After a stint in the army, he settled in California and stud Read more

Les Brown - 28% match to Ray Anthony

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lester Raymond Brown, 14 March 1912, Reinerton, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 4 January 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA. By 1932, when he entered Duke University at Durham, North Carolina, Brown had already attended Ithaca College and the New York Military Academy and had studied harmony, arranging and composing, as well as becoming proficient on soprano saxophone, clarinet and b Read more

Howard Roberts - 27% match to Ray Anthony

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Howard Mancel Roberts, 2 October 1929, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, d. 28 June 1992, Seattle, Washington, USA. After intensive studies on guitar and in music theory, Roberts became a very busy studio musician in Los Angeles. Through the 50s and 60s he played on countless records, mostly pop and rock, but he also featured on several jazz dates. During these years he played in jazz Read more

Artie Shaw - 26% match to Ray Anthony

Genres: Big Band & Swing Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arthur Jacob Arshawsky, 23 May 1910, East Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, d. 30 December 2004, Newbury Park, California, USA. The son of an Austrian mother and a Russian father, Arshawsky was born in New York but relocated with his family to New Haven, Connecticut while still a child. He learned to play the ukulele before taking up the alto saxophone at the age of 1 Read more

Johnny Mercer - 26% match to Ray Anthony

Genres: Jazz Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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John Herndon Mercer, 18 November 1909, Savannah, Georgia, USA, d. 25 June 1976, Los Angeles, California, USA. A distinguished lyricist, composer and singer, Mercer was an important link with the first generation of composers of indigenous American popular music such as Jerome Kern and Harry Warren, through to post-World War II writers like Henry Mancini. Along the way, he co Read more

Mantovani - 26% match to Ray Anthony

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Annunzio Paolo Mantovani, 15 November 1905, Venice, Italy, d. 30 March 1980, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. A violinist, pianist, musical director, conductor, composer and arranger, Mantovani was one of the most successful orchestra leaders and album sellers in the history of popular music. His father was principal violinist at La Scala, Milan, under Arturo Toscanini, and a Read more

Mantovani Orchestra - 26% match to Ray Anthony

Genres: Easy Listening
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Wayne Newton - 26% match to Ray Anthony

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Disco Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Carson Wayne Newton, 3 April 1942, Roanoke, Virginia, USA. Newton began his singing career as a child and later became the most popular and highest-paid star on the Las Vegas nightclub circuit. Inspired by a visit to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Newton’s first professional singing engagement came at the age of six, when he was paid $5 for a performance. His family r Read more

Herb Alpert - 25% match to Ray Anthony

Genres: Easy Listening Electronic & Ambient Folk Funk Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 March 1935, Los Angeles, California, USA. A trumpet player from the age of eight, Alpert proved an exceptional arranger, songwriter and entrepreneur. In collaboration with Lou Adler, he wrote Sam Cooke’s hit ‘Wonderful World’, then turned to production, enjoying successes with surfing duo Jan And Dean. After a short-lived partnership with Lou Rawls and a fa Read more

Jack Costanzo - 24% match to Ray Anthony

Genres: Jazz Latin
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Milt Buckner - 24% match to Ray Anthony

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 July 1915, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, d. 27 July 1977, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Orphaned as a child, Buckner was taught music by an uncle in Detroit. Playing piano and arranging for local bands, he attracted the attention of McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, for whom he wrote arrangements. In November 1941 he joined Lionel Hampton’s newly formed big band, acting as piani Read more


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