Archie Bleyer

Real Name:
Archibald Martin Bleyer
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Born 12 June 1909, Corona, New York
Died 20 March 1989, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
He was an American song arranger, bandleader, and record company executive (President, Cadence Records).

He was born in the Corona section of the New York City borough of Queens. He began playing the piano when he was only seven years old. In 1927 he went to Columbia College, intending to become an electrical engineer, but as a sophomore switched to a music major. Without graduating, he left to become an arranger. In the early 1930s, he wrote a number of songs that got recorded; all 'hot' novelty numbers, including "Mouthful O'Jam" and "Business In F".

In 1934 he started leading a band of his own at Earl Carroll's club in Hollywood, California. Bleyer's orchestra recorded for Brunswick Records, and one of the vocalists who worked with this orchestra was Johnny Mercer, who became better known as a songwriter and co-founder of Capitol Records.

He became musical director for Arthur Godfrey in 1946, serving in this role until 1953.

In 1952 he founded Cadence Records
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Albums

CL 6113 Archie Bleyer - Arthur Godfrey And His Friends album art Arthur Godfrey - orchestra under the direction of Archie Bleyer Arthur Godfrey - orchestra under the direction of Archie Bleyer - Arthur Godfrey And His Friends (Album, Comp, EP) Columbia CL 6113 US 1950 Sell This Version
none Archie Bleyer - Manhattan Melodies Program No. 309 / 310 album art Archie Bleyer / Sal Salvadore* Archie Bleyer / Sal Salvadore* - Manhattan Melodies Program No. 309 / 310(LP, Transcription) U.S. Air Force Recruiting Service none US 1963 Sell This Version
lp 2055, lp-2055 Archie Bleyer - Music From The Pajama Game album art Archie Bleyer With The Ray Charles Singers Archie Bleyer With The Ray Charles Singers - Music From The Pajama Game (Album) London Records lp 2055, lp-2055 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
B 07614 R Haleloke Kahauolopua With Arthur Godfrey, The Mariners, Archie Bleyer Haleloke Kahauolopua With Arthur Godfrey, The Mariners, Archie Bleyer - Hawaiian Blossoms(10") Philips B 07614 R Norway Unknown Sell This Version
B 07679 R Archie Bleyer - Favourite Christmas Carols album art Arthur Godfrey, Marion Marlowe, Frank Parker (2), Archie Bleyer, All The Little Godfreys Arthur Godfrey, Marion Marlowe, Frank Parker (2), Archie Bleyer, All The Little Godfreys - Favourite Christmas Carols (Album) Philips B 07679 R Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
LP 2054 Archie Bleyer - Music From The Pajama Game And 8 Top Hits album art Archie Bleyer, The Ray Charles Singers Archie Bleyer, The Ray Charles Singers - Music From The Pajama Game And 8 Top Hits(LP, Album, Mono) Cadence (2) LP 2054 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CAD-EP 1234 Archie Bleyer - Julius La Rosa Sings album art Julius La Rosa Conducted By Archie Bleyer Julius La Rosa Conducted By Archie Bleyer - Julius La Rosa Sings(7", EP) Cadence (2) CAD-EP 1234 US 1953 Sell This Version
4-40183 Archie Bleyer - Moon, June, Spoon / (How's About Another Little) Soft Squeeze, Baby album art Arthur Godfrey - Janette Davis Orch. Under Dir. A. Bleyer* Arthur Godfrey - Janette Davis Orch. Under Dir. A. Bleyer* - Moon, June, Spoon / (How's About Another Little) Soft Squeeze, Baby (Single) Columbia 4-40183 US 1954 Sell This Version
1241 Archie Bleyer - Hernando's Hideaway album art Archie Bleyer Hernando's Hideaway (Single) Cadence (2) 1241 US 1954 Sell This Version
1241 Archie Bleyer - Hernando's Hideaway / S'il Vous Plait album art Archie Bleyer Hernando's Hideaway / S'il Vous Plait(Shellac, 10", Promo) Cadence (2) 1241 US 1954 Sell This Version
1254 Archie Bleyer - The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane album art Archie Bleyer The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane (Single) Cadence (2) 1254 US 1954 Sell This Version
1279 Archie Bleyer - Nothin' To Do / 'Cause You're My Lover album art Archie Bleyer / Janet Bleyer* Archie Bleyer / Janet Bleyer* - Nothin' To Do / 'Cause You're My Lover(7") Cadence (2) 1279 US 1955 Sell This Version
1283 Archie Bleyer - Bridge Of Happiness / You Tell Me Your Dream (I'll Tell You Mine) album art Archie Bleyer Bridge Of Happiness / You Tell Me Your Dream (I'll Tell You Mine) Cadence (2) 1283 US 1956 Sell This Version
1293 Archie Bleyer - The Rockin' Ghost / Sleep, Sleep, Daughter album art Archie Bleyer The Rockin' Ghost / Sleep, Sleep, Daughter (Single) Cadence (2) 1293 US 1956 Sell This Version
1312 Archie Bleyer - Bad Man Of Missouri / If You Don´t Love Me album art Ocie Smith* Orchestra Conducted by Archie Bleyer Ocie Smith* Orchestra Conducted by Archie Bleyer - Bad Man Of Missouri / If You Don´t Love Me (Single) Cadence (2) 1312 US 1957 Sell This Version
1320 Archie Bleyer - Amber / Julie's Jump album art Archie Bleyer Amber / Julie's Jump Cadence (2) 1320 US 1957 Sell This Version
1313 Archie Bleyer - The Strange One album art Archie Bleyer The Strange One(7", Single) Cadence (2) 1313 US 1957 Sell This Version
9-76697 Archie Bleyer - Mustafa / Jimmie's Blues album art Archie Bleyer Mustafa / Jimmie's Blues (Single) Apex (3) 9-76697 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
CBS 8305 Archie Bleyer - The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane / Hernando's Hideaway album art Archie Bleyer The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane / Hernando's Hideaway (Single) Cadence (2) CBS 8305 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
URC 1011 Archie Bleyer - Rumble / Hernando's Hideaway album art Link Wray / Archie Bleyer Link Wray / Archie Bleyer - Rumble / Hernando's Hideaway Underground Records (3) URC 1011 US Unknown Sell This Version
76012 Julius La Rosa Orchestra Conducted By Archie Bleyer Julius La Rosa Orchestra Conducted By Archie Bleyer - My Funny Valentine/Rosanne(Shellac, 10") Apex (3) 76012 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
EP 4054/5 Archie Bleyer - Music From The Pajama Game album art The Ray Charles Singers, Archie Bleyer The Ray Charles Singers, Archie Bleyer - Music From The Pajama Game(2x7", EP) Cadence (2) EP 4054/5 US Unknown Sell This Version