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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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The Notebook Soundtrack
(2004)
Lolita Soundtrack
(1997)
Youth in Revolt Soundtrack
(2009)
Radio Days Soundtrack
(1987)

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 2017 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Ya Shivu v Bolshom Dome Na Kholme (2017) ... (writer: "T'aint What You Do" - uncredited)
- Pilot (2017) ... (writer: "'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)" - uncredited)
 2017 American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Birth of the Centerfold: The Girl Next Door (2017) ... (writer: "For Dancers Only" - uncredited)
 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Lee Macdonald (2016) ... (writer: "It Ain't What You Do...." - uncredited)
- Crissy Rock (2016) ... (writer: "It Ain't What You Do...." - uncredited)
 2016 A United Kingdom (lyrics: "Well Git It") / (music: "Well Git It")
 2015 By the Sea (writer: "Dream of You")
 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)
 2008 Crips and Bloods: Made in America (Documentary) (writer: "Opus One")
 2007 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (2007) ... (writer: "Yes Indeed")
 2006 Everyone's Hero (writer: "What You Do")
 2005 The Game of Their Lives (writer: "Opus One")
 2004 Dean Martin: The One and Only (Video documentary) (music: "Opus One" - uncredited)
 2004 The Notebook (writer: "Opus One" (1943))
 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))
 2001 Phoenix Nights (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2001) ... (writer: "Opus No. 1" - uncredited)
 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 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shadow Ball (1994) ... (writer: "Easy Does 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")
 1982 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 30 December 1982 (1982) ... (writer: "T'ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)")
- Episode dated 11 February 1982 (1982) ... (writer: "It Ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)")
 1982 Emu's World (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (1982) ... (writer: "It Ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)" - uncredited)
 1981 Springtime in Greenland (Short) (arranger: "Swing High") / (performer: "Swing High")
 1975 Cher (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1975) ... (music: "Opus One" - uncredited)
 1974 One More Time (TV Special) (writer: "Opus No. 1")
 1969 Jazz Scene at the Ronnie Scott Club (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Johnny Dankworth Orchestra (Encore) (1969) ... (writer: "'Taint What You Do")
- Johnny Dankworth Orchestra (1969) ... (writer: "'Taint What You Do")
 1964 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 1961 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Jack Goes to Las Vegas (1961) ... (music: "Opus One" - uncredited)
 1957 The Nat King Cole Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.12 (1957) ... (music: "Opus One" - uncredited)
 1957 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- George Gobel, The Mills Brothers, Jeff Chandler, John Scott Trotter (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 Meet Danny Wilson (writer: "Lonesome Man Blues" - uncredited)
 1952 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.13 (1952) ... (writer: "Lonesome Man Blues" - uncredited)
 1949 The Admiral Broadway Revue (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- That's News! (1949) ... (writer: "Opus One" - uncredited)
 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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Alternate Names:

Sy Oliver & His Orchestra
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June 26, 1950, he leads his orchestra for the American version of the French songs "La Vie en Rose" and "C'est si bon". "La Vie en Rose" was written by Louiguy (music) and Édith Piaf (lyrics) in 1946 and "C'est si bon" was written by Henri Betti (music) and André Hornez (lyrics) in 1947. The English lyrics of "La Vie en Rose" were written by Mack David and the English lyrics of "C'est si bon" ... See more »

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