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Henry Busse (1894–1955)

Songwriter ("Hot Lips", "Wang Wang Blues"), conductor, composer, and trumpeter in the Paul Whiteman orchestra between 1918-1928. He then formed his own orchestra, appearing in night clubs, radio, and dance halls. He made many records, and did many concert tours in he USA and Europe. Joining ASCAP in 1946, his chief musical collaborators included ... See full bio »

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The English Patient
The English Patient Soundtrack
The Color Purple
The Color Purple Soundtrack
Sweet and Lowdown
Sweet and Lowdown Soundtrack


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 2010 The Pacific (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Iwo Jima (2010) ... (performer: "Canteen Bounce")
 2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (writer: "Hot Lips")
 2001 The Cat's Meow (writer: "Hot Lips" (1922))
 1999 Sweet and Lowdown (writer: "Hot Lips" (1922))
 1996 The English Patient (music: "Wang Wang Blues" (1921))
 1995 The Celluloid Closet (Documentary) (writer: "Hot Lips" - as Harry Busse)
 1986 Haunted Honeymoon ("Hot Lips")
 1985 The Color Purple (writer: "Hot Lips")
 1979 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 December 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Hot Lips/Sugar Blues" - uncredited)
 1952 Somebody Loves Me (writer: "Wang-Wang Blues" (1921) - uncredited)
 1940 Henry Busse and His Orchestra (Short) (music: "The Wang Wang Blues") / (writer: "Hot Lips")
 1935 Starlit Days at the Lido (Short) (performer: "The Martinique", "Hot Lips" - uncredited) / (writer: "Hot Lips" - uncredited)
 1932 Plane Dumb (Short) (music: "Wang Wang Blues")
 1930 King of Jazz (writer: "Hot Lips" - uncredited)
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