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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Albums

E221 George Bassman - The Joe Louis Story album art George Bassman The Joe Louis Story(10") MGM Records E221 US 1953 Sell This Version
LAT 8315-7 George Bassman, Paula Stewart, Richard Hayes, Lynn Roberts George Bassman, Paula Stewart, Richard Hayes, Lynn Roberts - The Gershwin Years(3xLP) Brunswick LAT 8315-7 UK 1959 Sell This Version
FSM Vol. 7 No. 12 George Bassman - Ride The High Country / Mail Order Bride album art George Bassman Ride The High Country / Mail Order Bride(CD, Ltd) Film Score Monthly FSM Vol. 7 No. 12 US 2004 Sell This Version
STA 3024/5/6 George Bassman - The Gershwin Years album art George Bassman The Gershwin Years (Album) MCA Records STA 3024/5/6 UK Unknown Sell This Version
GRC-2873 George Bassman - Holiday Greetings From Gotham Recording Corporation album art 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

Compilations

DXZ-160, DX-160 George Bassman - The Gershwin Years—Orchestra, Chorus, and Soloists under the Direction of George Bassman album art Paula Stewart* Richard Hayes, Lynn Roberts Paula Stewart* Richard Hayes, Lynn Roberts - The Gershwin Years—Orchestra, Chorus, and Soloists under the Direction of George Bassman(3xLP, Comp + Box) Decca, Decca DXZ-160, DX-160 US 1959 Sell This Version