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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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 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))
 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))
 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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 1949 Rhythm Masters (Short)
Henry Busse
 1947 The Fabulous Dorseys
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue
Henry Busse (uncredited)
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 1935 Starlit Days at the Lido (Short)
Himself (as Henry Busse and His Orchestra)
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 1956 Jazz Ball (TV Movie documentary)
 1944 Songs of the Range (Short)
Himself - From Henry Busse and His Orchestra, 1940

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Henry Busse and His Orchestra

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Brother-in-law of Bobbe Brox and Kathlyn Brox. See more »

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