Archie Bleyer

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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Archie Bleyer Discography Tracks

Albums

none 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
Various, Archie Bleyer Various, Archie Bleyer - Pajama Game (Album) London Records, Chappell's ∙ Sydney New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
lp 2055, lp-2055 Archie Bleyer With The Ray Charles Singers Archie Bleyer With The Ray Charles Singers - Pajama Game(LP, Album, Mono) Cadence (2), Cadence (2) lp 2055, lp-2055 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
LP 2054 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

Archie Bleyer Isn't This A Lovely Day? / Top Hat, White Tie And Tails Perfect (3) US 1935 Sell This Version
35-09-18 Archie Bleyer Cheek To Cheek / The Piccolino(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 35-09-18 US 1935 Sell This Version
Archie Bleyer The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane (Single) Cadence (2) US 1954 Sell This Version
Archie Bleyer Hernando's Hideaway (Single) Cadence (2) US 1954 Sell This Version
1279 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
Archie Bleyer The Rockin' Ghost / Sleep, Sleep, Daughter (Single) Cadence (2) US 1956 Sell This Version
Archie Bleyer Bridge Of Happiness / You Tell Me Your Dream (I'll Tell You Mine) Cadence (2) US 1956 Sell This Version
1312 Ocie Smith* Orchestra Conducted by Archie Bleyer Ocie Smith* Orchestra Conducted by Archie Bleyer - Bad Man Of Missouri / If You Don´t Love Me(7", Single) Cadence (2) 1312 US 1957 Sell This Version
1313 Archie Bleyer The Strange One(7", Single) Cadence (2) 1313 US 1957 Sell This Version
Archie Bleyer Mustafa / Jimmie's Blues (Single) Apex (3) Canada 1960 Sell This Version
Archie Bleyer The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane / Hernando's Hideaway (Single) Cadence (2) Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
Link Wray / Archie Bleyer Link Wray / Archie Bleyer - Rumble / Hernando's Hideaway Underground Records (3) US Unknown Sell This Version
Arthur Godfrey - Jeanette Davis Orchestra* under direction Archie Bleyer Arthur Godfrey - Jeanette Davis Orchestra* under direction Archie Bleyer - Moon, June, Spoon / (How's About Another Little) Soft Sqeeze, Baby (Single) Columbia US Unknown Sell This Version
350918 Archie Bleyer Cheek To Cheek / The Piccolino(Shellac, 10") Melotone 350918 US Unknown Sell This Version
EP 4054/5 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

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