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Joe Bishop (I) (1907–1976)

Composer ("Blue Prelude", "Jealousy", "Blue Flame", "At the Woodchoppers Ball", "Blue Evening"), arranger, tuba player, educated at Hendrix College. He played tuba in the Isham Jones and Sam Katz bands, and others. In 1936, he helped form the Woody Herman Orchestra. Joining ASCAP in 1939, his chief collaborators were Gordon Jenkins, Gene Gifford, ... See full bio »


(age 68) in Houston, Texas, USA

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 2008 Revolutionary Road (writer: "At The Woodchopper's Ball")
 2003 The Human Stain (writer: "Woodchopper's Ball" (1939))
 2002 Undertaking Betty (writer: "Woodchopper's Ball" - as Bishop)
 1995 The Grass Harp (writer: "WOODCHOPPER'S BALL")
 1987 Mascara (writer: "Shanghai Lily")
 1978 Slow Dancing in the Big City (writer: "Blue Evening")
 1944 On Approval (writer: "At The Woodchoppers' Ball" - uncredited)
 1942 What's Cookin'? (music: "Woodchopper's Ball" - uncredited)
 1937 Sudden Bill Dorn (performer: "Don't Jump the Gun")
 1934/II Vaudeville (Short) (music: "Blue Prelude" - uncredited)
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 1937 Sudden Bill Dorn
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 1937 Boss of Lonely Valley
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