Paul Weston

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Paul Wetstein, 12 March 1912, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, d. 20 September 1996, Santa Monica, California, USA. A leading arranger and conductor, who recorded numerous albums of mood music, and was particularly successful working with female singers such as Lee Wiley, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Dinah Shore, Kate Smith, Sarah Vaughan, Margaret Whiting, Connee Boswell, Rosemary Clooney, Judy Garland, and Diahann Carroll. Weston first attracted attention arranging for Rudy Vallee in the mid-30s, and made his name during a lengthy spell as one of Tommy Dorsey’s staff arrangers after Dorsey had taken over the Joe Haymes band. Among Weston’s most notable charts for Dorsey were those featuring Jo Stafford, whom he married in 1952. When Capitol Records were formed in 1943, Weston joined as conductor-arranger, and later became A&R director. Throughout the 40s he served as musical director on various radio shows, and late in the decade began recording mood...

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