George Bassman

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George Bassman
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American composer, songwriter ("I'm Getting Sentimental Over You"), conductor, and arranger [born February 7, 1914 – died June 26, 1997].

Born in New York, Bassman was later raised in Boston and studied orchestration/composition at the Boston Conservatory with Toch and Strelitzer. He left home to play piano in a jazz group, and subsequently worked as an arranger for Fletcher Henderson in New York. Between 1931-1934 he arranged for dance orchestras, which is when Bassman and Ned Washington wrote "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" for the bandleader Tommy Dorsey. Bassman then worked in radio as an arranger for André Kostelanetz and CBS between 1934-1936. He joined ASCAP in 1936, and arranged the Broadway musicals "Alive and Kicking" and "Guys and Dolls." Shortly thereafter he moved to Hollywood where he orchestrated George Gershwin's music for "A Damsel in Distress," composed music for films by The Marx Brothers, and wrote or arranged music for such musicals as "Lady Be Good" and "Cabin in the Sky." Bassman also worked on "The Wizard of Oz," "Babes in Arms," and "For Me and My Gal."
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LAT 8315-7 The Gershwin Years—Orchestra, Chorus, and Soloists under the Direction of George Bassman — George Bassman George Bassman, Paula Stewart, Richard Hayes, Lynn Roberts George Bassman, Paula Stewart, Richard Hayes, Lynn Roberts - The Gershwin Years—Orchestra, Chorus, and Soloists under the Direction of George Bassman (Album) Decca, Decca LAT 8315-7 UK 1959 Sell This Version
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FSM Vol. 7 No. 12 Ride The High Country / Mail Order Bride — George Bassman George Bassman Ride The High Country / Mail Order Bride(CD, Ltd) Film Score Monthly FSM Vol. 7 No. 12 US 2004 Sell This Version
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AH 151 George Bassman The Gershwin Years Vol. 3(3xLP, Mono, RE) Ace Of Hearts AH 151 UK Unknown Sell This Version
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GRC-2873 Holiday Greetings From Gotham Recording Corporation — George Bassman Duke Ellington, Igor Gorin, Don Voorhees And His Orchestra, George Bassman Duke Ellington, Igor Gorin, Don Voorhees And His Orchestra, George Bassman - Holiday Greetings From Gotham Recording Corporation(LP, Mono, Red) Gotham Recording Corporation GRC-2873 US Unknown Sell This Version