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Ford Dabney (1883–1958)

Songwriter ("Shine"), composer, conductor and pianist, educated at Armstrong Manual Training School. He studied music with his father and also with Charles Donch, William Waldecker, and Samuel Fabian. In 1904, he was the official court musician for the president of Haiti, and returned to the USA in 1907 to lead his own quartet. He was ... See full bio »

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 1999 Sweet and Lowdown (music: "Shine" (1910))
 1997 Wild Man Blues (Documentary) (music: "Shine")
 1989 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (1989) ... (music: "Shine")
 1964 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 December 1964 (1964) ... (music: "Shine" - uncredited)
 1956 The Eddy Duchin Story (music: "Shine" (1910))
 1956 The Benny Goodman Story (writer: "Shine")
 1943 Cabin in the Sky (music: "Shine" (1910) - uncredited)
 1942 Casablanca (music: "Shine" (1910) - uncredited)
 1941 Birth of the Blues (music: "Shine" - uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (writer: "The Castle Walk" - uncredited)
 1938 Dave Apollon & His Orchestra (Short) (music: "Shine" - uncredited)
 1935 By Request (Short) (music: "Shine" - uncredited)
 1934 Social Register (music: "Honey Dear")
 1932 A Rhapsody in Black and Blue (Short) (music: "Shine")
 1928 Jesse Stafford and His Orchestra (Short) (music: "Shine" - uncredited)

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Ziegfeld Follies of 1910 (1910). Musical revue. Based on material by Harry B. Smith and Gus Edwards. Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Featuring songs by Will D. Cobb, Gus Edwards, Ballard MacDonald, Harry Carroll, Harry B. Smith, Will Marion Cook, Ford Dabney [earliest Broadway credit], James Henry Burriss, Chris Smith, Bert ... See more »

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