Richard Maltby

Genres: Easy Listening
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Decades: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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26 June 1914, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 19 August 1991, Santa Monica, California, USA. Maltby started playing cornet in his school band, going on to Northwest University Music School, before his first professional experience with ‘Little’ Jack Little and his band. He was musical director for CBS radio in Chicago (1940-45), and during this period wrote ‘Six Flats Unfurnished’ for the Benny Goodman band, and then spent 10 years working as musical associate for Paul Whiteman at ABC radio in New York. During 1950-65, Maltby was also musical director for SESAC Jazz Classics, recording radio transcriptions with a big band which he took on the road from 1955, encouraged by the success of his ‘St Louis Blues Mambo’ which had charted the previous year, followed in 1956 by the Top 20 hit ‘Themes From The Man With The Golden Arm’. The band recorded prolifically for RCA Records and Columbia Records during the 50s, and Maltby was active...

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