Sound & Color (2015)
Standards (compilation, released 1990)
Italian operatic soprano singer born 7/22/1909. Died 8/15/2014.
Britpop singer/songwriter born 3/23/1968 in Whitechapel, London. With Blur and Gorillaz, but also helmed The Good, the Bad & the Queen; Monkey: Journey to the West; and Mali Music.
Damon Albarn: Top 50 Songs
Don't You Wanna Stay (with Kelly Clarkson, 2010)
Burnin' It Down (2014)
My Kinda Party (2010)
Rock drummer with Ozzy Osbourne.
Mighty Like a Rose (aka "Mighty Lak a Rose") (1903)
Rock drummer with Primus.
Latin salsa and merengue singer/songwriter born Omar Enrique Alfanno Velásquez on ¼/1957 in Santiago deVerguas, Panama.
Kenneth J. Alford (aka Frederick Joseph Ricketts)
Song(s) written by Alford:
Colonel Bogey March (1914)
More Than Words Can Say (1990)
Alice in Chains
One of the foremost bands of the grunge movement of the 1990s. Formed in Seattle, WA. Have sold over 35 million albums worldwide. Active: 1987- Members: Layne Staley (v: 87-96, 98: Mad Season: 95; died of a heroin and cocaine overdose in 2002), Jerry Cantrell (g: 87-96, 98, 05-), Mike Starr (b: 87-93; died of an apparent drug overdose in 2011), Sean Kinney (d: 87-96, 98, 05-), Mike Inez (b – Ozzy Osbourne: 89-93; Alice in Chains: 93-96, 98, 05-; Slash's Snakepit: 95; with Jerry Cantrell: 98; Black Label Society: 01-04), William DuVall (v: 05-).
Man in the Box (1991)
Them Bones (1992)
Down in a Hole (1992)
No Excuses (1994)
Check My Brain (2009)
Your Decision (2009)
Alien Ant Farm
Smooth Criminal (2001)
I Swear (1994)
Smoke Rings in the Dark (1999)
Bill "Hoss" Allen
Where or When (from Babes in Arms, 1937) – see Hal Kemp
Actress, dancer, choreographer, singer/songwriter born 1/16/1950 in Houston, TX. Has won five Emmys, two Tonys, and a Golden Globe.
Song(s) by Allen as Arthur de Lulli:
– see Blind Boy Fuller
The Fear (2009)
Rock drummer with Def Leppard.
Composer/pianist/arranger born Robert Allen Deitcher on 2/5/1927. Died 10/1/2000. Best known for songs "Chances Are" and "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays."
Blues guitarist born 8/17/1939 in Widener, AR. Worked with Howlin' Wolf and James Cotton. Freddie King got him a record deal. Died 8/12/1997.
The Allman Brothers Band
Southern-rock group formed in Macon, GA by brothers Duane and Gregg Allman. Active: 1969- Members: Duane Allman (g: 70-71), Gregg Allman (k/v: 69-76, 78-81, 89-) with Dickey Betts (g/v: 69-76, 78-81, 89-00), Berry Oakley (b: 69-72; died in a motorcycle accident on 11/11/72), Butch Trucks (d: 69-76, 89-17; died 1/24/2017), and Jai Johanny Johanson (d: 69-76, 89-); Lamar Williams (b: 69-76; died 1/25/83), Chuck Leavell (k: 72-76), Warren Haynes (g: 95-), Allen Woody (b: 89-95), Johnny Neel (k: 89-90), Mark Quinones (k: 90-). Derek Trucks (g: 00-). Members have formed various offshoot groups. Johanson, Williams, and Leavell formed the band Sea Level. Betts, Haynes, and Neel were all in the Dickey Betts Band together. Haynes and Woody were in Gov't Mule together.
Whipping Post (1970)
Ramblin' Man (1973)
At Fillmore East (live, 1971)
Eat a Peach (live/studio, 1972)
Dreams (box: 1966-88, released 1989)
Blues-rock guitarist born Howard Duane Allman in Nashville, TN on 11/20/1946. Did in a motorcycle accident on 10/29/1971. Worked with Allman Joys (66), Hour Glass (67-68), 31st of February (68), Gregg Allman (68), The Second Coming (69), Boz Scaggs (69), the Allman Brothers Band (69-71), Delaney & Bonnie (70), Derek the Dominos (70-71).
Blues-rock singer/songwriter and keyboardist born 12/8/1947 in Nashville, Tennessee. Died 5/27/2017. With the Allman Brothers Band.
Never Ever (1997)
Pure Shores (2000)
All Time Low
Monsters (with Blackbear, 2020)
La Chicharronera (1936) – see Narciso Martínez
Herb Alpert (& the Tijuana Brass)
Musician and executive born 3/31/1935 in Los Angeles, CA. Record executive, producer, composer ("Rise"), trumpeter, and bandleader. Played trumpet since age 8. Did A&R work for Keen Records. Produced Jan & Dean's first session. Wrote Sam Cooke's "Wonderful World." Recorded as Dore Alpert in 1962. With Jerry Moss, he formed A&M Records that same year. They formed the Almo Sounds label in 1994. Several times during 1966, Alpert held down 5 of the top 20 positions on the Billboard album charts.
The Lonely Bull (1962)
A Taste of Honey (1965)
The Lonely Bull (1962)
South of the Border (1965)
Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965)
Going Places (1965)
What Now My Love (1966)
Active: 1995 Members: Andy White, Liam O'Maonlai, Tim Finn
Rock band from Orlando, Florida. 2004-. Myles Kennedy (v/rhythm g), Mark Tremonti (g), Brian Marshall (b), Scott Phillips (d). Tremonti, Marshall, and Phillips were former members of Creed.
An Awesome Wave (2012)
The Amboy Dukes
Journey to the Center of the Mind (1968)
Grunge-rock bassist with Deranged Diction, Green River (84-88), Mother Love Bone (88-90), Temple of the Dog (90), Mookie Blaylock (90), Pearl Jam (91-).
A Horse with No Name (1971)
Ventura Highway (1972)
Sister Golden Hair (1975)
History (compilation: 1971-75, released 1975)
American Quartet/Premier Quartet
Vocal group. Active: 1900, 1910-24. Members: William F. Hooley (bass: 1909-18), S.H. Dudley (baritone: 1900), Albert Campbell (tenor: 00, 20-25), and W.T. Leahy (1900-?), Billy Murray (tenor: 1910-24?), John Bieling (tenor: 1910-14), Steve Porter (baritone: 1910-14), John Young (tenor: 1914-20), Donald Chalmers (bass: 1918-20), John Meyer (bass: 1920-25), Frank Croxton. Also known as the Premier Quartet on their Edison recordings. Bieling, Dudley, Hooley, Murray, and Porter were all also members of the Haydn Quartet. Campbell, Croxton, Meyer, and Porter were also members of the Peerless Quartet.
Casey Jones (with Billy Murray, 1910)
Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine (1911) – see Ada Jones
Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1911) – see Billy Murray
Moonlight Bay (1912)
It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary (1914)
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1914)
When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose (1914)
Chinatown, My Chinatown (1915)
Over There (1917)
Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh! (1917)
Goodbye Broadway, Hello France (1917)
The Ames Brothers
You You You (1953)
Singer and actor born 7/9/1927 in Maiden, Massachusetts. In singing group the Ames Brothers with his siblings.
Alternative-rock singer/songwriter and pianist born Myra Ellen Amos on 8/22/1963 in Newton, NC.
DMDB podcast: Tori Amos’ Little Earthquakes: 30th Anniversary
Tori Amos: Top 100 Songs
Me and a Gun (1991)
Silent All These Years (1991)
Smells Like Teen Spirit (1992)
Home on the Range (1994)
Down by the Sea (with Robert Plant, 1995)
Over the Rainbow (1996)
'97 Bonnie and Clyde (2001)
Y Kant Tori Read (1988)
Little Earthquakes (1992)
Under the Pink (1994)
Boys for Pele (1995)
From the Choirgirl Hotel (1998)
To Venus and Back (1999)
Strange Little Girls (covers, 2001)
Scarlet's Walk (2002)
Tales of a Librarian (compilation: 1991-2003, released 2003)
The Beekeeper (2005)
A Piano: The Collection (box set: 1990-2006, released 2006)
American Doll Posse (2007)
Abnormally Attracted to Sin (2009)
Midwinter Graces (Christmas, 2009)
Native Invader (2017)
Paranoid & Sunburnt (1995)
I'm Outta Love (2000)
Country singer born James William Anderson III on 11/1/1937 in Columbia, SC.
Country singer born John David Anderson on 12/13/1954 in Apopka, FL.
Progressive-rock singer born 10/25/1944 in Accrington, Lancashire, England. With Yes (1968-79, 1983-2001).
American songwriter born 6/29/1908. Died 5/18/1975.
Blue Tango (1951)
Country singer born Lynn Rene Anderson on 9/26/1947 in Grand Fork, ND. Died 7/30/2015. Raised in Sacramento, CA. Daughter of country singer Liz Anderson. An accomplished equestrian, Lynn was the California Horse Show Queen in 1966.
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1970)
Opera singer born 2/27/1897 in Philadelphia, PA. Died 4/8/1993.
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands (1936)
Ave Maria (1936)
My Country 'Tis of Thee (1939)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (1968)
Lost in the Stars (musical: 1949) – see Kurt Weill
Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe
One-time project formed by members of the progressive rock group Yes. Although the four comprised the brunt of the classic Yes lineup from 1970-72, the rights to the name belonged to bassist Chris Squire. Active: 1988-92 Members: Jon Anderson (v: 68-79, 83-01), Bill Bruford (d: 68-72,91), Steve Howe (g: 70-81,91,96-01), Rick Wakeman (k: 71-74, 76-80,91,96-97).
Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe (ABWH, 1989)
Union (featured both of that eras incarnations of Yes, 1991)
Member of Abba.
Mamma Mia! (composed with Björn Ulvaeus, musical: 2000, soundtrack: 2008)
Mysterious Girl (1995)
Singer born Julia Elizabeth Wells on 10/1/1935 in Watton-on-Thames, England.
I Could Have Danced All Night (from My Fair Lady, 1956)
Wouldn't It Be Loverly (from My Fair Lady, 1956)
Supercalifragilisticexpalidocious (from Mary Poppins, with Dick Van Dyke, 1964)
Chim Chim Cher-ee (from Mary Poppins, with Dick Van Dyke et al, 1964)
A Spoonful of Sugar (from Mary Poppins, 1964)
Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag) (from Mary Poppins, 1964)
The Sound of Music (from The Sound of Music, 1965)
My Favorite Things (from The Sound of Music, 1965)
Do-Re-Mi (from The Sound of Music, 1965)
Edelweiss (from The Sound of Music, 1965)
Lee Andrews & the Hearts
Long Lonely Nights (1957)
Mad World (with Gary Jules, 2002)
The Andrews Sisters
Emerged from Minneapolis to become the most popular female vocal group of the entire pre-1955 era. Led by Patty, the trio appeared in many '40s movies and their unmistakable sound helped define the wartime era. LaVerne died on 5/8/67 at age 52; the nostalgia wave led Patty and Maxene to star in a 1974 Broadway musical Over There. Active: 1938-51 Members: sisters Patty, Maxene, and LaVerne Andrews.
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Means That You're Grand) (1938)
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (1941)
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else But Me (1942)
Jingle Bells (1943) – see Bing Crosby
Shoo-Shoo Baby (1943)
There'll Be a Hot Time in the Town of Berlin When the Yanks Go Marching In (1944) – see Bing Crosby
Don't Fence Me In (1944) – see Bing Crosby
Rum and Coca-Cola (1945)
Christmas Island (with Guy Lombardo's Orchestra, 1946)
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (1947) – see Bing Crosby
I Can Dream, Can't I? (with Gordon Jenkins' Orchestra, 1949)
Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas Song) (1949) – see Bing Crosby
Quicksilver (1950) – see Bing Crosby
Doo-wop girl group.
My Boyfriend's Back (1963)
Australian rock group.
Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again (1977)
Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009)
I'm Sorry Baby I Want You in My Life (1989)
What Looks Good on the Outside (1991)
Animal Logic (1989)
Animal Logic II (1991)
The House of the Rising Sun (1964)
We Gotta Get Out of This Place (1965)
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (1065)
San Franciscan Nights (1967)
Sky Pilot (1968)
Pop singer/songwriter born Paul Albert Anka on 7/30/1941 in Ottawa, Ontario.
Lonely Boy (1959)
You're Having My Baby (with Odia Coates, 1974)
Another Bad Creation
Song(s) written by Anschutz:
O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum) (1824)
Adam Ant/Adam & the Ants
New wave singer born Stuart Leslie Goodard on 11/3/1954 in Marylebone, London, England. With Adam & the Ants before going solo.
Stand and Deliver (1981)
Kings of the Wild Frontier (1981)
Rockabye (2016) – see Clean Bandit
Music manager for Tony Bennett and Peter Frampton.
Latin pop singer/songwriter and producer born Marco Antonio Muñiz on 9/16/1968 in New York City, NY.
Vivir Mi Vida (2013)
La Gozadera (2015) – see Gente de Zona
Rock bassist with Van Halen (74-04) and Chickenfoot (08-11).
American big band leader born Raymond Antonini on 1/20/1922.
Hokey Pokey (1953)
Among the Living (1987)
Antony & the Johnsons
I Am a Bird Now (2005)
Soba Ni Lur Ne (2009)
Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (compilation: 1985-1992)
Selected Ambient Works, Vol. 2 (1994)
Rock drummer with Vanilla Fudge.
Never Is a Promise (1996)
Pure Imagination (2013)
The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (2012)
Fetch the Bolt Cutters (2020)
Barbie Girl (1997)
Dr. Jones (1998)
Wake Up (2005)
Rebellion (Lies) (2005)
Everything Now (2017)
I Give You Power (with Mavis Staples, 2017)
Neon Bible (2007)
The Suburbs (2010)
Everything Now (2017)
Sugar, Sugar (1969)
Rock band from High Green, Sheffield, England. Active: 2002- Members: Alex Turner (v/g), Jamie "Cookie" Cook (rhythm g), Andy Nicholson (b), Matthew "The Cat" Helders (d). Followed in the footsteps of garage-rock-revival bands like U.S. counterparts The Strokes and The White Stripes. First started gaining mainstream attention by making demos available to download in late 2004. Debut album sold 363,735 copies in its first week in the U.K., making it the fastest selling debut album in U.K. chart history.
I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor (2005)
Do I Wanna Know? (2013)
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006)
Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007)
Suck It and See (2011)
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (2018)
Music manager for Black Sabbath.
Too Young (1951)
Classical pianist born 6/5/1941 in Buenos Aries, Argentina.
Rock keyboardist with the Zombies and Argent ("Hold Your Head Up").
Songwriter born Hyman Arluck on 2/15/1905 in Buffalo, NY. Died 4/23/1986. Composed over 500 songs. Considered a highly regarded contributor to the Great American Songbook (i.e., the canon of popular songs from the early 20th century). Achieved success as a pianist and singer locally before moving to New York City in his early 20s and working as a vaudeville accompanist. In the 1930s, he and lyricist Ted Koehler wrote shows for the Cotton Club, Broadway musicals, and Hollywood films. Also worked as a vocalist with Leo Reisman. Also wrote songs with lyricist E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, lyricist Johnny Mercer.
Songs written by Arlen:
I've Got the World on a String (with E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, 1932) – see Cab Calloway
Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time) (with Ted Koehler, 1933) – see Ethel Waters
Over the Rainbow (E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, 1939) – see Judy Garland
Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me) (Johnny Mercer, 1941) – see Woody Herman
That Old Black Magic (with Johnny Mercer, 1943) – see Glenn Miller
Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time) (with Ted Koehler, 1943) – Lena Horne
Ac-Cent-Tchu-ate the Positive (with Johnny Mercer, 1945) – see Johnny Mercer
One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) (with Johnny Mercer, 1958) – see Frank Sinatra
The Wizard of Oz (soundtrack: 1939, composed with Yip Harburg)
St. Louis Woman (composed with Johnny Mercer, musical: 1946)
Billie Joe Armstrong
Punk-rock singer and guitarist with Green Day. Born 2/17/1972.
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Jazz singer and trumpet player born Daniel Louis Armstrong on 8/4/1901 in New Orleans, LA. Died of heart failure on 7/6/1971. By 1918, he was a protégé of King Oliver. He went to Chicago to join Oliver's band four years later as a new jazz age was dawning. By 1926, "Satchmo" formed his own band and recorded songs which helped create a new international audience for jazz.
Louis Armstrong: Top 50 Songs
Heebie Jeebies (1925)
St. Louis Blues (1925) – see Bessie Smith
Potato Head Blues (1927)
Savoy Blues (1927)
West End Blues (1928)
Weather Bird (with Earl Hines, 1928)
Hotter Than That (1928)
What Did I Do to Be So Black and Blue? (1929)
Ain't Misbehavin' (1929)
When You're Smiling (1929)
St. Louis Blues (1930)
Lazy River (1931)
All of Me (1932)
I Got Rhythm (1932)
On the Sunny Side of the Street (1933)
I'm in the Mood for Love (1935)
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen (1938)
Basin Street Blues (with Earl Hines, 1938)
When the Saints Go Marching In (1939)
Sweet Georgia Brown (1955)
Mack the Knife (1956)
Cheek to Cheek (1956) – see Ella Fitzgerald
Hello, Dolly! (from , 1964)
What a Wonderful World (1967)
Cabaret (from Cabaret, 1968)
Hot Five and Hot Sevens (box: 1925-26, released 1999)
The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings (box: 1925-1928)
Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines (with Earl Hines, compilation: 1928-29, released 1989)
Plays W.C. Handy (1954)
Ella & Louis (1957) – see Ella Fitzgerald
Porgy and Bess (1958) – see Ella Fitzgerald
An American Icon (1998)
Pianist and band leader born on 9/4/1897 in Philadelphia, PA. Died 1/19/1955.
Sweet and Lovely (with Donald Novis, 1931)
Billy Boy Arnold
Country singer/songwriter and guitarist born Richard Edward Arnold on 5/15/1918 in Madisonville, TN. Died 5/8/2008. Own radio show on WMPS in Memphis from 1934-39. Lead singer of Pee Wee King's Golden West Cowboys from 1940-43. Hosted own TV show from 1952-56. Hosted TV's Out on the Farm in 1954. Hosted TV's Today on the Farm in 1960. Once known as "The Tennessee Plowboy." CMA Award: 1967 Entertainer of the Year.
Cattle Call (1945)
I'll Hold You in My Heart Till I Can Hold You in My Arms (1947)
Bouquet of Roses (1948)
Make the World Go Away (1965)
My World (1965)
Rock drummer with John Mellencamp.
Classical pianist born Claudio Arrau León on 2/6/1903 in Chillán, Chile. Died 6/9/1991.
3 Years, 5 Months, & 2 Days in the Life of… (1992)
Say You Won't Let Go (2016)
Artists of Then, Now & Forever
Forever Country (2016)
Artists United Against Apartheid
Sun City (1985)
Sun City (various artists, 1985)
Reggie "Fieldy" Arvizu
Foolish (with Ja Rule, 2002)
Britpop singer born 9/11/1971. With The Verve.
R&B singer/songwriter born on 5/4/1942 in Fairfield, SC. Died 8/22/2011. In singing and songwriting duo with wife Valerie Simpson ("Solid"). Also a producer with Motown.
Songs written by Ashford & Simpson:
Ain't No Mountain High Enough (1967) – see Marvin Gaye
Ain't No Mountain High Enough (1970) – see Diana Ross
The DMDB Blog:
Nickolas Ashford: 1942-2011 (8/23/11)
The Coo Coo Bird (1929)
Old Time Music at Clarence Ashley's (w/ various artists, 1962)
Beauty and the Beast (soundtrack: 1991, musical: 1994) – see see Alan Menken
Aladdin (1992) – see Alan Menken
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British rock supergroup formed by veterans of the progressive rock scene, but in an '80s arena rock mold (1981-). Members: Geoff Downes (k: 81-), John Wetton (v: 81-90, 07-17), Steve Howe (g: 81-84, 92, 2001, 07-10), Carl Palmer (d: 81-85, 90-92, 07-), Mandy Meyer (g: 85-90), Pat Thrall (g: 90, 01), John Payne (v: 91-04), Al Pitrelli (g: 92-), Michael Sturgis (d: 94-01), Elliott Randall (g: 96-01), Aziz Ibrahim (g: 96), Ian Crichton (g: 01), Guthrie Govan (g: 01-04), Chris Slade (d: 01-04), Jay Schellen (d: 05). Downes and Howe had worked together in Yes, Wetton in King Crimson and Palmer in Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Latter day members Govan, Payne, and Schellen formed GPS after the o"Iginal lineup reformed in 2007.
Heat of the Moment (1982)
Then & Now (compilation: 1982-90, released 1990)
The Very Best of: Heat of the Moment (1982-1990) (compilation: 1982-90, released 2000)
The Definitive Collection (compilation: 1982-90, released 2006)
Anthology (compilation: 1982-96, released 1997)
Silent Nation (2004)
The DMDB Blog:
The Steve Howe Show (7/15/09)
Asian Dub Foundation
Real Great Britain (2000)
Associated Glee Clubs of America
O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) (1925)
Along Comes Mary (1966)
Never My Love (1967)
Fascinating Rhythm (1926) – see Fred Astaire, 1926)
Tap dancer, actor (Easter Parade), and pop singer born Frederick Austerlitz on 5/10/1899 in Omaha, NB. Died 6/22/1987.
Fascinating Rhythm (with Adele Astaire, 1926)
Night and Day (with Leo Reisman's Orchestra, 1932)
Cheek to Cheek (with Leo Reisman's Orchestra, 1935)
Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails (with Johnny Greer's Orchestra, 1935)
The Way You Look Tonight (with Johnny Greer's Orchestra, 1936)
A Fine Romance (A Sarcastic Love Song) (with Johnny Greer's Orchestra, 1936)
They Can't Take That Away from Me (with Johnny Greer's Orchestra, 1937)
Nice Work if You Can Get It (with Ray Noble's Orchestra, 1937)
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (with Ginger Rogers, 1937)
That's Entertainment (with Fabray Nanette, Jack Buchanan, & Oscar Levent; 1953)
The Astaire Story (with the Oscar Peterson Quintet, 1952)
British pop singer born 2/6/1966.
Never Gonna Give You Up (1987)
Country guitarist and producer born Chester Burton Atkins on 6/20/1924 in Luttrell, TN. Died 6/30/2001.
John Yorke Atlee
Listen to the Mocking Bird (aka "The Mocking Bird") (1891)
Home Sweet Home (1891)
After the Ball (1893)
Whole Again (2001)
Supergroup formed by members of Rage Against the Machine with Soundgarden's Chris Cornell.
Like a Stone (2002)
Be Yourself (2005)
Top Billin' (1988)
Song(s) written by Austin:
The Twelve Days of Christmas (1780)
Pop singer born Lemeul Eugene Lucas on 6/24/1900 in Gainsville, TX. Died 1/24/1972.
Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1925)
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue (with Nat Shilkret's Orchestra, 1926)
Bye Bye Blackbird (1926)
My Blue Heaven (1927)
Tonight You Belong to Me (with Nat Shilkret's Orchestra, 1927)
My Melancholy Baby (1928)
Ramona (with Nat Shilkret's Orchestra & Viola Klaiss, 1928)
Carolina Moon (with Nat Shilkret's Orchestra, 1929)
Top Billin' (1988)
Reckless (Don't Be) (1983)
Turn Up the Radio (1984)
Country singer/songwriter, guitarist, and actor born Orvon Gene Autry on 9/29/07 in Tioga, TX. Died 10/2/1998. Hollywood's first "singing cowboy." Worked as a cowboy and telegraph operator for the Frisco Railroad. Played saxophone and guitar with the Fields Brothers Marvelous Medicine Show. Sang on KVOO in Tulsa in 1929 as "The Oklahoma Yodeling Cowboy." Joined the WLS National Barn Dance in 1930. Hosted own Melody Dance radio series. Launched movie career in 1934; made more than 100 films. Starred in own TV western from 1950-56. Later owned several businesses, including baseball's California Angels.
Back in the Saddle Again (1939)
Deep in the Heart of Texas (1942)
Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane) (1947)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1949)
Frosty the Snowman (1950)
Since I Left You (2000)
Pop singer born Francis Thomas Avallone on 9/18/1939 in Philadelphia, PA.
Sweet But Psycho (2018)
Kings & Queens (2020)
Record executive (Venture, Sussex).
Hail to the King (2013)
Shepherd of Fire (2013)
Average White Band
Pick Up the Pieces (1974)
The Avett Brothers
Ain't No Man (2016)
Wake Me Up! (with Aloe Blacc, 2013)
Hey Brother (with Dan Tyminski, 2013)
Meant to Fly (2006)
Rock drummer born 2/15/1944 in Chipping Barnet, London, England. With the Kinks.
Peg O' My Heart (1947) – see Buddy Clark
A – You're Adorable (The Alphabet Song) (1949) – see Perry Como
Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes (1952) – see Perry Como
Fancy (with Charli XCX, 2014)
Problem (2014) – see Ariana Grande
Singer/songwriter ("Yesterday When I Was Young", "Mama", "She") and actor born Shahnour Varenagh Aznavourian on 5/22/1924 in Paris, France.
Record executive/music manager born 12/22/1947 in Chicago, IL. Worked with Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Eagles, Dan Fogelberg, Journey, Maroon 5, No Doubt, Steely Dan, and Van Halen.
The Peanut Vendor (El Manisero) (with Antonio Machin, 1930)
High Land, Hard Rain (1983)
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