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Charlie Barnet (1913–1991)

Charlie Barnet was born into a wealthy family. Lawyers, they wanted Charlie to go into the family "business", but he refused to study law and dedicated his life to music. He started playing saxophone in the late 1920s in different orchestras and formed his own band in 1933. They became famous in 1939 with the theme "Cherokee", a major hit in that ... See full bio »

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Bright and Breezy
Jasper in a Jam
Jasper in a Jam Orchestra Leader
A Song Is Born
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 2013 Since I Don't Have You (performer: "Skyliner") / (writer: "Skyliner")
 2009 My Music: The Big Band Years (TV Movie) (music: "Skyliner" - as Dale Bennett)
 2004 The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Marco Polo (2004) ... (performer: "Pompton Turnpike" - uncredited)
 1987 The Puppetoon Movie (writer: "Redskin Rhumba" - as Charles Barnet)
 1956 Bright and Breezy (Short) (writer: "Redskin Rhumba", "Skyliner" - as Dale Bennett)
 1951 Rhythm Inn (writer: "Skyliner")
 1949 Make Believe Ballroom (performer: "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho")
 1948 I Surrender Dear (performer: "Atlantic Jump")
 1948 Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra in Redskin Rhumba (Short) (writer: "Redskin Rhumba", "Skyliner" - as Dale Bennett)
 1946 Freddie Steps Out (music: "Dark Bayou", "Red Skin Rhumba" - uncredited)
 1946 Idea Girl (performer: "Xango (Chango)")
 1941 Citizen Kane (writer: "It Can't Be Love", "In A Mizz" (1937) - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Single: "Juice Head Blues" / "Blue Lou" (Apollo Records) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Charlie Barnett | Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra | Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra

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Personal Quote:

I like the girls to match the upholstery of the car.


He was married, by most accounts, 11 times. See more »


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