|Genres:||Drama Movies Pop / Rock Television Vocals War Shows & Movies|
|Tags:||jazz singer-songwriter easy listening swing all bobby troup|
|Decades:||1950s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||allmusic discogs IMDb lyrics other databases secondhandsongs VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
Robert William Troup, 18 October 1918, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 7 February 1999, Sherman Oaks, California, USA. After studying extensively, including a degree in economics, Troup turned to songwriting and singing to his own piano accompaniment. In 1941 he was hired by Tommy Dorsey, but was drafted the same year. After five years in the US Navy, where he wrote scores for several shows, he settled in Los Angeles. He played nightclubs, married Julie London and formed a jazz trio. Troup also began making films, gaining small acting roles and sometimes playing piano and singing. Among these films were The Duchess Of Idaho (1950), The Five Pennies (1959) and The Gene Krupa Story (1959). He wrote scores for several films, including The Girl Cant Help It (1956), for which he also contributed the title song, and Man Of The West (1958). Among his other songs are Daddy, the standard (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66, Baby, Baby, All The...