Archie Bleyer

Genres: Big Band & Swing Vocals
Descriptive "tags": fun american rock and roll tango random moosicks Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
Links online: VIAF Wikipedia

Biography

12 June 1909, Corona, New York, USA, d. 20 March 1989, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA. A band leader, musical arranger and founder of Cadence Records, Bleyer began playing the piano at the age of seven. He enlisted at Columbia College in 1927, intending to become an electrical engineer, but switched to music in his second year, afterwards leaving to become a musical arranger. After organizing a local band, he went to New York in the late 30s and conducted for several Broadway shows. He also composed the jazz piece ‘Business In Q’, which was performed by various ‘hot’ bands in the 30s, and he became one of the best-known writers of stock arrangements for music publishers. In the 40s Bleyer joined CBS radio as a musical conductor, and worked extensively on the Arthur Godfrey Show, remaining with it when it transferred to television in the 50s. He left the show in 1953, and formed Cadence Records. He had immediate success with artists such as Julius La...

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