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Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman - 100% match to Nelson Riddle

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Jazz Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Music & Radio Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Benjamin David Goodman, 30 May 1909, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 20 June 1986, New York City, New York, USA. Born into a large, impoverished family of immigrants, Goodman experienced hard times while growing up. Encouraged by his father to learn a musical instrument, Goodman and two of his brothers took lessons; as the youngest and smallest he learned to play the clarinet. Th Read more

Perry Como

Perry Como - 50% match to Nelson Riddle

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Pop / Rock Easy Listening Jazz Musicals & The Arts Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Holiday & Seasonal Big Band & Swing Comedy Dance Television Vocals
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Pierino Como, 18 May 1912, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 12 May 2001, Jupiter Inlet Beach Colony, Florida, USA. Como was an accomplished popular singer with a warm baritone voice, whose repertoire included ballads, novelty numbers and singalongs. Born into a large Italian-American family in Canonsburg, he left his home town barber shop in 1933 and toured with the local b Read more

Dean Martin

Dean Martin - 36% match to Nelson Riddle

Genres: Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Pop / Rock Westerns Television Jazz Musicals & The Arts Action & Adventure Drama Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Vocals Soundtracks Mystery / Thriller Country & Bluegrass Dance Movie Magazines Music & Radio
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Dino Paul Crocetti, 7 June 1917, Steubenville, Ohio, USA, d. 25 December 1995, Beverly Hills, California, USA. An extremely popular ballad singer and light comedian with a relaxed and easy style, who developed into an accomplished dramatic actor. After leaving school in the tenth grade, he worked as a shoe-shine boy and a gas station attendant before becoming an ‘amateu Read more

Julie London

Julie London - 36% match to Nelson Riddle

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Jazz Action & Adventure Westerns Holiday & Seasonal Television Drama Soundtracks Mystery / Thriller Easy Listening Blues War
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Julie Peck, 26 September 1926, Santa Rosa, California, USA, d. 18 October 2000, Encino, California, USA. Actress-singer London was inextricably linked to the sultry Arthur Hamilton song ‘Cry Me A River’, which gave the artist her sole million-seller in 1955. Her memorable performance of the song in the movie The Girl Can’t Help It, showcased a lachrymose deliv Read more

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire - 35% match to Nelson Riddle

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Drama Soundtracks Television Pop / Rock Documentaries Easy Listening Horror Jazz Kids & Family Dance
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Frederick Austerlitz, 10 May 1899, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, d. 22 June 1987, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of the greatest - with Gene Kelly - and best-loved dancers in the history of film. The son of an Austrian immigrant, by the age of seven Astaire was dancing in vaudeville with his sister, Adele Astaire (b. Adele Marie Austerlitz, 10 September 1897, Omaha, Nebraska, USA Read more

Glenn Miller - 31% match to Nelson Riddle

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock Easy Listening Drama Documentaries Vocals Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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1 March 1905, Clarinda, Iowa, USA, d. 15 December 1944. Miller was the first artist to be credited with a million-selling disc (for ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’), and was the toast of North American popular music during World War II for his uniformed orchestra’s fusion of sober virtuosity, infectious dance rhythms and varied intonation of brass and woodwind. In Mil Read more

Sidney Bechet - 31% match to Nelson Riddle

Genres: Jazz Music & Radio Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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14 May 1897, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 14 May 1959, Paris, France. A major figure in early jazz, an outstanding clarinettist, and for decades the only performer of consequence on soprano saxophone, Sidney Bechet’s career began in 1909. During the next few years he played clarinet in bands led by legendary musicians such as Buddy Petit, John Robichaux and Bunk John Read more

Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin - 29% match to Nelson Riddle

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Drama Easy Listening Comedy Jazz Music & Radio Action & Adventure Television Blues Country & Bluegrass Dance Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts War Westerns Pop / Rock
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Walden Robert Cassotto, 14 May 1936, New York, USA, d. 20 December 1973, Los Angeles, California, USA. Darin’s entry to the music business occurred during the mid-50s following a period playing in New York coffee-houses. His friendship with co-writer/entrepreneur Don Kirshner resulted in his first single, ‘My First Love’. A meeting with Connie Francis’ ma Read more

Billy May - 28% match to Nelson Riddle

Genres: Jazz Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Big Band & Swing Comedy Drama Musicals & The Arts
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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

Henry Mancini

Henry Mancini - 26% match to Nelson Riddle

Genres: Comedy Drama Soundtracks Easy Listening Kids & Family Television Mystery / Thriller Pop / Rock Horror Instrumental Musicals & The Arts Sci-Fi / Fantasy Action & Adventure Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Westerns
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Enrico Mancini, 16 April 1924, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 14 June 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. Prompted by his father, a steelworker who loved music, Mancini learned to play several musical instruments while still a small child. As a teenager he developed an interest in jazz and especially music of the big bands. He wrote some arrangements and sent them to Benny Goodman Read more

Martin Denny - 26% match to Nelson Riddle

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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10 April 1911, New York City, New York, USA, d. 2 March 2005, Hawaii Kai, Hawaii, USA A pianist, composer, arranger, and conductor, Denny trained as a classical pianist and toured with various bands before moving to Hawaii in 1954. The story goes that while playing in the Shell Bar of the alfresco Hawaiian Village nightclub in Honolulu, he began to incorporate the sounds of Read more

Nat "King" Cole

Nat "King" Cole - 26% match to Nelson Riddle

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Musicals & The Arts Jazz Action & Adventure Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Spoken Word Television War
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Nathaniel Adams Coles, 17 March 1919 (although 1916 and 1917 have also been cited), Montgomery, Alabama, USA, d. 15 February 1965, Santa Monica, California, USA. Cole was born into a family that was both deeply religious and intensely musical. He learned to play piano at home when only four years old through his mother, Perlina Adams Coles, and, later, played organ at the ch Read more

Al Caiola - 24% match to Nelson Riddle

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock
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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

Doris Day

Doris Day - 24% match to Nelson Riddle

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Television Mystery / Thriller Drama Easy Listening Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Documentaries Movie Magazines Big Band & Swing Soundtracks War Westerns
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Doris Von Kappelhoff, 3 April 1922, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. One of popular music’s premier post-war vocalists and biggest names, Kappelhoff originally trained as a dancer, before turning to singing at the age of 16. After changing her surname to Day, she became the featured singer with the Bob Crosby Band. A similarly successful period with the Les Brown Band saw her rec Read more

Les Baxter

Les Baxter - 24% match to Nelson Riddle

Genres: Easy Listening Horror Pop / Rock Westerns Comedy Musicals & The Arts Sci-Fi / Fantasy Mystery / Thriller Drama Action & Adventure Jazz Classic Exploitation Vocals War
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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

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