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MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS & ANTIQUARIAN
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 NEAR MINT CONDITION

Price: $150.00

Autographed and inscribed 8” x 10” photograph of the composer, pianist, band leader and arranger.

Weston (1912-1996) had a multi-faceted career.  He started out as an arranger for Rudy Vallee and Tommy Dorsey.  His arrangements of "Song of India", "Stardust" and "Night and Day" were huge hits for Dorsey.  He moved out to Hollywood in 1940 and continued to work with Valley, Dinah Shore, Bing Crosy, Bob Crosby, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, his wife Jo Stafford and many others.  He joined Capitol Records in 1943 and became Director of A&R from 1944-1950.  Joined Columbia Records until 1956 and then went back to Capitol Records.  He wrote both popular songs and classical works.  Some of his biggest hits were, “Day by Day” recorded endlessly but most famously by Frank Sinatra.  Other hits included, “I Should Care”, “Conversation White Dancing”, “Shrimp Boats”, “Mr. Postman”, “This Time”, “No Other Love”, “When April Comes Again”, “Ain’tcha Ever  Comin Back and “Autumn in Rome”.  In 1968 he wrote the arrangements, conducted and produced Ella Fitzgerald’s 2 album set of her Irving Berlin “songbook” album.  He also was the Music Director for a number of years for the Danny Kaye Show.  Weston was also one of the founders of the Grammy Awards which were first presented in 1959.  He was provided a lifetime achievement award in 1971.

PAUL WESTON - COMPOSER
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