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Sy Oliver (1910–1988)

Born into a musical family, Sy Oliver was an arranger, composer, trumpet player and occasional vocalist. He worked for the Jimmie Lunceford band from 1933-39, and is credited with creating that band's distinct sound. From 1939-42 he worked for Tommy Dorsey's band. He is considered to be one of the main contributors to the sound of "swing" in the ... See full bio »

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 2010 Get Him to the Greek (writer: "T'Ain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)")
 2009 Youth in Revolt (writer: "T'Ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)")
 2008 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (writer: "T'Aint What You Do (It's the Way That Cha Do It)" - as Oliver)
 2007 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (2007) ... (writer: "Yes Indeed")
 2005 The Game of Their Lives (writer: "Opus One")
 2004 The Notebook (writer: "Opus One" (1943))
 2004 Dean Martin: The One and Only (Video documentary) (music: "Opus One" - uncredited)
 2003 Showgirls: Glitz & Angst (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Opus One")
 2001/I Focus (writer: "'Taint What You Do (It's the Way That Cha DoIt)" (1939))
 2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV Movie) (writer: "Opus One")
 1999 Just Looking (writer: "Opus One")
 1999 Swing (writer: "T'Aint What You Do")
 1997 Lolita (writer: "T'ain't What You Do (It's The Way That Cha Do It)")
 1994 With Honors (writer: "Dream of You")
 1993 Swing Kids (writer: "'TAIN'T WHAT YOU DO (IT'S THE WAY THAT CHA DO IT)")
 1989 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (1989) ... (writer: "Swingin' on Nothin'")
 1987 Radio Days (writer: "Opus One" (1943))
 1984 The Flamingo Kid (writer: "Yes, Indeed")
 1975 Cher (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1975) ... (music: "Opus One" - uncredited)
 1964 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1964) ... (writer: "Yes, Indeed")
 1961 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Jack Goes to Las Vegas (1961) ... (music: "Opus One" - uncredited)
 1957 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 January 1957 (1957) ... (music: "Opus No. 1" - uncredited)
 1956 The Mills Brothers on Parade (Short) (music: "Opus One")
 1954 Go Man Go (lyrics: "Go, Man, Go!") / (music: "Go, Man, Go!")
 1953 The Dorsey Brothers' Encore (Short) (writer: "Yes Indeed")
 1952 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.13 (1952) ... (writer: "Lonesome Man Blues" - uncredited)
 1951 Meet Danny Wilson (writer: "Lonesome Man Blues")
 1945 Thrill of a Romance (music: "Opus One" - uncredited)
 1943 Gals, Incorporated (music: "Can't Get Stuff In Your Cuff" - uncredited)
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Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 2000.

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