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Date of Birth 8 March 1908Barstow, California, USA
Date of Death July1981Isle of Palms, South Carolina, USA

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Songwriter, composer and conductor, educated at Juilliard and in private music study. He was a dance-band arranger, and led a band with Eddie DeLange between 1936 and 1938, later conducting his own band in 1939 and 1940. Later, he arranged scores for music publishers. During World War II, he served in the United States Army Air Force. Joining ASCAP in 1935, his popular-music compositions include "Moonglow", "Tormented", "Sophisticated Swing", "Organ Grinder's Swing", "Mr. Ghost Goes to Town", "White Heat", "Jazznochracy", "Hocus Pocus", "Devil's Kitchen", "You're Not the Kind", and "Witch Doctor".

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