Rosemary Clooney was an American singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the song "Come On-a My House", followed by other pop numbers such as "Botch-a-Me", "Mambo Italiano", "Tenderly", "Half as Much", "Hey There" and "This Ole House", she had success as a jazz vocalist. Clooney's career languished in the 1960s due to problems related to depression and drug addiction, but revived in 1977, when her White Christmas co-star Bing Crosby asked her to appear with him at a show marking his 50th anniversary in show business, she continued recording until her death in 2002. Rosemary Clooney was born in Maysville, the daughter of Marie Frances and Andrew Joseph Clooney, she was one of five children. Her father was of Irish and German descent and her mother was of English and Irish ancestry, she was raised Catholic. When Clooney was 15, her mother and brother Nick moved to California, she and her sister Betty remained with their father. The family resided in the John Brett Richeson House in the late 1940s.
Rosemary and Betty became entertainers, whereas Nick became a television broadcaster. In 1945, the Clooney sisters won a spot on Ohio's radio station WLW as singers, her sister Betty sang in a duo with Rosemary for much of the latter's early career. Clooney's first recordings, in May 1946, were for Columbia Records, she sang with Tony Pastor's big band. Clooney continued working with the Pastor band until 1949, making her last recording with the band in May of that year and her first as a solo artist a month still for Columbia. In 1950–51, she was a regular on the radio and television versions of "Songs For Sale" on CBS. In 1951, her record of "Come On-a My House", produced by Mitch Miller, became a hit, it was her first of many singles to hit the charts—despite the fact that Clooney hated the song passionately. She had been told by Columbia Records to record the song, that she would be in violation of her contract if she did not do so. Clooney recorded several duets with Marlene Dietrich and appeared in the early 1950s on Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town series on CBS.
Clooney did several guest appearances on the Arthur Godfrey radio show, when it was sponsored by Lipton Tea. They did duets as he played his ukulele, other times she would sing one of her latest hits. In 1954, she starred, along with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen, in the movie White Christmas, she starred, in 1956, in a half-hour syndicated television musical-variety show The Rosemary Clooney Show. The show featured Nelson Riddle's orchestra; the following year, the show moved to NBC prime time as The Lux Show Starring Rosemary Clooney, but only lasted one season. The new show featured the singing group Frank DeVol's orchestra. In years, Clooney appeared with Bing Crosby on television, such as in the 1957 special The Edsel Show, the two friends made a concert tour of Ireland together. On November 21, 1957, she appeared on NBC's The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford, a frequent entry in the "Top 20" and featuring a musical group called "The Top Twenty". In 1960, Clooney and Crosby co-starred in a 20-minute CBS radio program aired before the midday news each weekday.
Clooney left Columbia Records in 1958, doing a number of recordings for MGM Records and some for Coral Records. Toward the end of 1958, she signed with RCA Victor Records, where she stayed until 1963. In 1964, she went to Reprise Records, in 1965 to Dot Records. Upon her recovery from a nervous breakdown in 1968, Clooney signed with United Artists Records in 1976 for two albums. Beginning in 1977, she recorded an album a year for the Concord Jazz record label, which continued until her death; this was in contrast to most of her generation of singers, who had long since stopped recording by then. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Clooney did television commercials for Coronet brand paper towels, during which she sang a memorable jingle that goes, "Extra value is what you get, when you buy Coro-net." In the early 1980s, Jim Belushi parodied the commercial on NBC's Saturday Night Live. Clooney sang a duet with Wild Man Fischer on "It's a Hard Business" in 1986, in 1994 she sang a duet of Green Eyes with Barry Manilow in his 1994 album, Singin' with the Big Bands.
In 1995, Clooney guest-starred in the NBC television medical drama ER. On January 27, 1996, Clooney appeared on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion radio program, she sang "When October Goes"—lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Barry Manilow —from Manilow's 1984 album 2:00 AM Paradise Cafe, discussed the excellence of Manilow the musician. Clooney was awarded Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998. In 1999, she founded the Rosemary Clooney Music Festival, held annually in her hometown, she performed at the festival every year until her death. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the Russell Theater in Maysville, where Clooney's first film, The Stars Are Singing, premiered in 1953, she received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. Clooney was married twice to 16 years her senior. Clooney first married Ferrer on June 1953, in Durant, Oklahoma, they moved to Santa Monica, California, in 1954, to Los Angeles in 1958. Together, the couple had five children: Miguel, Gabriel and Rafael.
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Eddie Fisher (singer)
Edwin John "Eddie" Fisher was an American singer and actor. He was one of the most popular artists during the first half of the 1950s, selling millions of records and hosting his own TV show. Fisher divorced his first wife, actress Debbie Reynolds, to marry Reynolds' best friend, actress Elizabeth Taylor, after Taylor's husband, film producer Mike Todd, was killed in a plane crash; the scandalous affair was reported, bringing unfavorable publicity to Fisher. He married Connie Stevens. Fisher fathered Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher with Reynolds, Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher with Stevens. Fisher was born in Philadelphia, the fourth of seven children born to Gitte and Joseph Tisch, who were Russian-Jewish immigrants, his father's surname was Tisch, but was changed to Fisher by the time of the 1940 census. To his family, Fisher was always called "Sonny Boy", a nickname derived from the song of the same name in Al Jolson's film The Singing Fool. Fisher attended Thomas Junior High School, South Philadelphia High School, Simon Gratz High School.
It was known at an early age that he had talent as a vocalist, he started singing in numerous amateur contests, which he won. He made his radio debut on a local Philadelphia radio station, he performed on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, a popular radio show that moved to television. Because he became a local star, Fisher dropped out of high school in the middle of his senior year to pursue his career. By 1946, Fisher was crooning with the bands of Charlie Ventura, he was heard in 1949 by Eddie Cantor at Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel in the Borscht Belt. Cantor's so-called discovery of Fisher was described as a contrived, "manipulated' arrangement by Milton Blackstone, Grossinger's publicity director. After performing on Cantor's radio show he gained nationwide exposure, he signed a recording contract with RCA Victor. Fisher was drafted into the U. S. Army in 1951, sent to Fort Hood, Texas for basic training, served a year in Korea. From 1952 to 1953, he was the official vocal soloist for The United States Army Band and a tenor section member in the United States Army Band Chorus assigned at Fort Myer in the Washington, D.
C. Military District. During his active duty period, he made occasional guest television appearances, in uniform, introduced as "PFC Eddie Fisher". After his discharge, he began to sing in top nightclubs and had a variety television series, Coke Time with Eddie Fisher on NBC. Fisher appeared on The Perry Como Show, Club Oasis, The Martha Raye Show, The Gisele MacKenzie Show, The Chesterfield Supper Club and The George Gobel Show, starred in another series, The Eddie Fisher Show. Fisher's strong and melodious tenor made him a teen idol and one of the most popular singers of the early 1950s, he had 17 songs in the Top 10 on the music charts between 1950 and 1956 and 35 in the Top 40. In 1956, Fisher costarred with then-wife Debbie Reynolds in the musical comedy Bundle of Joy, he played a dramatic role in the 1960 drama Butterfield 8 with second wife Elizabeth Taylor. His best friend was showman and producer Mike Todd, who died in a plane crash in 1958. Fisher's affair, divorce from Reynolds, subsequent marriage to Taylor, Todd's widow, caused a show business scandal.
Due to the unfavorable publicity surrounding the affair and divorce, NBC canceled Fisher's television series in March 1959. Beginning in fall 1959, he established two scholarships at Brandeis University, one for classical and one for popular music, in the name of Eddie Cantor. In 1960, he was dropped by RCA Victor and recorded on his own label, Ramrod Records, he recorded for Dot Records. During this time, he had the first commercial recording of "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof; this technically counts as the biggest standard Fisher can claim credit for introducing, although it is associated with him. He recorded the albums Eddie Fisher Today and Young and Foolish; the Dot contract was not successful in record sales terms, he returned to RCA Victor and had a minor single hit in 1966 with the song "Games That Lovers Play" with Nelson Riddle, which became the title of his best selling album. When Fisher was at the height of his popularity, in the mid-1950s, rather than albums, were the primary medium for issuing recordings.
His last album for RCA Victor was an Al Jolson tribute, You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet, released in 1968. In 1983 he attempted a comeback tour but this was not a success. Eddie Fisher's last released album was recorded around 1984 on the Bainbridge record label. Fisher tried to stop the album from being released; the album was arranged by Angelo DiPippo. DiPippo, a world-renowned arranger, worked with Eddie countless hours to better his vocals but it became useless, his final recordings were made in 1995 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. According to arranger-conductor Vincent Falcone in his 2005 autobiography, Frankly: Just Between Us, these tracks were "the best singing of his life." Fisher performed in top concert halls all over the United States and headlined in major Las Vegas showrooms. He headlined at the Palace Theater in New York City as well as London's Palladium. Fisher created interest as a pop culture icon. Betty Johnson's "I Want Eddie Fisher For Christmas", containing references to a number of hit songs, reached #28 in the Music Vendor national survey during an 11-week chart run in late 1954.
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Edward Joseph "Ed" Herlihy was an American newsreel narrator for Universal-International. He was a long-time radio and television announcer for NBC, hosting The Horn and Hardart Children's Hour in the 1940s and 1950, was interim announcer on The Tonight Show in 1962, he was the voice of Kraft Foods radio and TV commercials from the 1940s through the early 1980s. When he died in 1999, his obituary in The New York Times said he was "A Voice of Cheer and Cheese". Educated at Boston College, graduating in 1932, he gained his first radio job in his home town, at Boston's WLOE; when he was hired by NBC in 1935, he decamped for New York, along with his friend, fellow Boston announcer Frank Gallop, hired by CBS. In their early days as network announcers and Gallop shared an apartment on West 45th Street. Herlihy was successful in network radio, at that time in its sharpest ascendancy, he was the announcer for many radio shows from the 1930s, to the 1950s, among them: America's Town Meeting, The Big Show, The Falcon, Mr. District Attorney, Just Plain Bill.
He became the host of The Horn and Hardart Children's Hour on radio in 1948, remaining its announcer when the show went to television. He continued his success in the new medium: his early television credits included Sid Caesar's hit Your Show of Shows and soap operas As the World Turns and All My Children, he was the host of Recollections At 30, a special NBC Radio series created for the network's 30th birthday. In 1947 Herlihy began his long association with Kraft Foods on radio, continued it when the company sponsored the Kraft Television Theater on television in the 1950s. Richard Severo writes in his obituary of Herlihy that the show—and Herlihy's talent—suited Kraft well: A dramatic offering, all of it done live, the show featured everything from Shakespeare to Rod Serling. During commercials for Kraft products, audiences heard only his voice, a voice he said he tried to make sound friendly, it was an avuncular, next-door-neighbor, mellow kind of voice, a digestive guide through the preparation of all manner of souffles, marshmallow salads and fondues.
He was noted for his ability to ad lib through commercials when dramatic presentations ran too long or too short. Herlihy's role as Kraft spokesman lasted nearly 40 years, his voice becoming as familiar as a next-door neighbor's. From his obituary in The New York Times: "He liked to recall a summer day in Times Square when he helped a blind man to cross at 44th Street, he took the man's arm, the man said it was a beautiful day. "Yes," Herlihy replied, "this is the kind of day the Lord made for the good guys." The blind man replied: "I know you. You're the cheese man on TV."" In his capacity with Kraft, Severo writes, Herlihy "introduced Cheez Whiz, offered innumerable entreaties to buy Velveeta and delivered eloquent apologias for the entombment of anything edible with Miracle Whip". For Universal Newsreels in the 1940s, Herlihy narrated editions describing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Allies' early setbacks against the Axis powers, the turning of the tide of WWII, the death of President Roosevelt, the execution of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and the detonation of the first atomic bombs.
In the next decade, during the Cold War, he narrated the first American newsreel on the launch of Sputnik. When he worked for Sid Caesar in the 1950s, Herlihy met Woody Allen a fledgling writer. Allen was so impressed with Herlihy's voice that he used him in several of his films in the 1980s, including Hannah and Her Sisters, Radio Days, Zelig, he appeared in road company stage productions outside New York City, including Camelot, Good News and Damn Yankees. He was in Watergate: The Musical, in Atlanta in 1982. Herlihy made his last TV appearance on a PBS tribute N. Y. TV: By the People Who Made It in 1999. Herlihy died of natural causes in New York City, aged 89, he was survived by Fredi. The Herlihy family is one of the supporters of the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey. Ed Herlihy on IMDb
New York City
The City of New York called either New York City or New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles, New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural and media capital of the world, exerts a significant impact upon commerce, research, education, tourism, art and sports; the city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.
Situated on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of, a separate county of the State of New York. The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898; the city and its metropolitan area constitute the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. New York City is home to more than 3.2 million residents born outside the United States, the largest foreign-born population of any city in the world. In 2017, the New York metropolitan area produced a gross metropolitan product of US$1.73 trillion. If greater New York City were a sovereign state, it would have the 12th highest GDP in the world. New York is home to the highest number of billionaires of any city in the world. New York City traces its origins to a trading post founded by colonists from the Dutch Republic in 1624 on Lower Manhattan.
The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790, it has been the country's largest city since 1790. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the U. S. by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is an international symbol of the U. S. and its ideals of liberty and peace. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, environmental sustainability, as a symbol of freedom and cultural diversity. Many districts and landmarks in New York City are well known, with the city having three of the world's ten most visited tourist attractions in 2013 and receiving a record 62.8 million tourists in 2017. Several sources have ranked New York the most photographed city in the world. Times Square, iconic as the world's "heart" and its "Crossroads", is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, a major center of the world's entertainment industry.
The names of many of the city's landmarks and parks are known around the world. Manhattan's real estate market is among the most expensive in the world. New York is home to the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia, with multiple signature Chinatowns developing across the city. Providing continuous 24/7 service, the New York City Subway is the largest single-operator rapid transit system worldwide, with 472 rail stations. Over 120 colleges and universities are located in New York City, including Columbia University, New York University, Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top universities in the world. Anchored by Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world, the city is home to the world's two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. In 1664, the city was named in honor of the Duke of York.
James's older brother, King Charles II, had appointed the Duke proprietor of the former territory of New Netherland, including the city of New Amsterdam, which England had seized from the Dutch. During the Wisconsinan glaciation, 75,000 to 11,000 years ago, the New York City region was situated at the edge of a large ice sheet over 1,000 feet in depth; the erosive forward movement of the ice contributed to the separation of what is now Long Island and Staten Island. That action left bedrock at a shallow depth, providing a solid foundation for most of Manhattan's skyscrapers. In the precolonial era, the area of present-day New York City was inhabited by Algonquian Native Americans, including the Lenape, whose homeland, known as Lenapehoking, included Staten Island; the first documented visit into New York Harbor by a European was in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, a Florentine explorer in the service of the French crown. He named it Nouvelle Angoulême. A Spanish expedition led by captain Estêvão Gomes, a Portuguese sailing for Emperor Charles V, arrived in New York Harbor in January 1525 and charted the mouth of the Hudson River, which he named Río de San Antonio.
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Rose Marie was an American actress, singer and vaudeville performer with a career that spanned over nine decades — and included film, records, night clubs and television. As a child performer during the years just after the silent film era, she had a successful singing career as Baby Rose Marie; as an adult, she became one of the first major stars to be known by her first names. Marie was known for her role on the CBS situation comedy The Dick Van Dyke Show, as television comedy writer Sally Rogers, "who went toe-to-toe in a man’s world." She portrayed Myrna Gibbons on The Doris Day Show and was a 14-year panelist on The Hollywood Squares. She is the subject of a 2017 documentary film, Wait for Your Laugh, which includes interviews with her and her co-stars including Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, Peter Marshall, Tim Conway. Marie was born Rose Marie Mazzetta in Manhattan, New York, on August 15, 1923, to Italian-American vaudeville actor Frank Mazzetta, who went by the name of Frank Curley, Polish-American Stella Gluszcak.
At the age of three, she started performing under the name "Baby Rose Marie." At five, she made a series of films. At her height of fame as a child singer, from late 1929 to 1934, she had her own radio show, made numerous records, was featured in a number of Paramount films and shorts, she continued to appear in films through the mid-1930s, making shorts and one feature picture, International House, with W. C. Fields for Paramount; as she entered adulthood, Marie turned to lounge performances. According to her autobiography, Hold the Roses, she was assisted in her career by many members of organized crime, including Al Capone and Bugsy Siegel. Rose Marie secured work at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, built by Siegel; because of the Flamingo's organized crime ties, she had to seek permission to perform in other casinos and remained loyal to "the boys" at the Flamingo for the rest of her life. Concurrently with her nightclub work, the young adult Marie continued to work in radio, earning the nickname "Darling of the Airwaves."
In 1929, the 5-year-old singer made a Vitaphone sound short titled Baby Rose Marie the Child Wonder. Between 1930 and 1938, she made 17 recordings, her first issued record, recorded on March 10, 1932, featured accompaniment by Fletcher Henderson's band, one of the leading African American jazz orchestras of the day. Henderson and the band were said to be in the RCA Victor studios recording the four songs they were intending to produce that day and were asked to accompany Baby Rose Marie, reading from a stock arrangement, her recording of "Say That You Were Teasing Me" featured Henderson's orchestra and was a national hit in 1932. According to Joel Whitburn, Marie was the last surviving entertainer to have charted a hit before World War II. In the 1960–1961 season, Marie co-starred with Shirley Bonne, Elaine Stritch, Jack Weston, Raymond Bailey, Stubby Kaye in My Sister Eileen, she played Bertha, a friend of the Sherwood sisters: Ruth, a magazine writer, played by Stritch, Eileen, an aspiring actress, Bonne's role.
After five seasons as Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show, Marie co-starred in two seasons of The Doris Day Show as Doris Martin's friend and co-worker Myrna Gibbons. She appeared in two episodes of The Monkees in the mid-1960s, she had a semi-regular seat on the original version of The Hollywood Squares. Rose Marie performed on three 1966 and 1967 episodes of The Dean Martin Show on NBC and twice on The Hollywood Palace on ABC. In the mid-1970s, she appeared in the recurring role of Hilda on the police drama S. W. A. T.. Hilda brought fresh doughnuts, made coffee for the team, provided some comic relief. In the early 1990s, she had a recurring role as Frank Fontana's mother on Murphy Brown, she appeared as Roy Biggins' domineering mother Eleanor "Bluto" Biggins in an episode of Wings. Marie and Morey Amsterdam appeared together in an October 1993 episode of Herman's Head and guest-starred in a February 1996 episode of Caroline in the City, shortly before Amsterdam's death in October of that same year.
Marie appeared opposite Phil Silvers in Top Banana in 1951 appearing in the 1954 film adaptation. Her musical numbers were cut from the film in retaliation for her publicly refusing the producers' sexual advances. In 1965, she appeared in the Dallas production of Bye Bye Birdie as Mae Peterson, the mother of the character played by Dick Van Dyke on Broadway and in the film. From 1977 to 1985, Marie co-starred with Rosemary Clooney, Helen O'Connell, Margaret Whiting in the musical revue 4 Girls 4, which toured the United States and appeared on television several times, she was the celebrity guest host of a comedy play, Grandmas Rock!, written by Gordon Durich. It was broadcast on radio in 2010 on KVTA and KKZZ, rebroadcast on KVTA and KKZZ again in September 2012 in honor of National Grandparents Day. A CD of the show was produced, featuring audio clips from The Dick Van Dyke Show. Marie was married to trumpeter Bobby Guy from 1946 until his death in 1964; the couple had Georgiana. She was active on social media developing a following on Twitter, where she offered support for women who like her had suffered from sexual harassment.
Her contemporaries and modern performers offered their remembrances and condolences on the same platform.
Boniface Ferdinand Leonard "Buddy" DeFranco was an Italian American jazz clarinet player. One of few clarinetists playing bebop, DeFranco was described by critic Scott Yanow as the leading American jazz musician on his instrument from the 1940s until Eddie Daniels came to prominence in the 1980s. In addition to his own work as a bandleader, DeFranco led the Glenn Miller Orchestra for a decade in the 1960s and'70s. Born in Camden, New Jersey, DeFranco was raised in South Philadelphia, he was playing the clarinet by the time he was 9 years old and within five years had won a national Tommy Dorsey swing contest. He began his professional career just as swing music and big bands—many of which were led by clarinetists like Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman—were in decline. While most jazz clarinet players did not adapt to this change, DeFranco continued to play clarinet and was one of the few bebop clarinetists. In 1950, DeFranco spent a year with Count Basie's Septet, he led a small combo in the early 1950s which included pianist Sonny Clark and guitarist Tal Farlow.
In this period, DeFranco recorded for Norgran and Verve. During the years 1960-64, DeFranco released four innovative quartet albums as co-leader with the accordionist Tommy Gumina, he was bandleader of the Glenn Miller Orchestra from 1966 to 1974, under the name, "The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, Directed By Buddy DeFranco". He performed with Gene Krupa, Art Blakey, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Charlie Barnet, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Lennie Tristano, Dodo Marmarosa, Terry Gibbs, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Eddie Daniels, Putte Wickman, Billie Holiday and many others, released dozens of albums as a leader. DeFranco died in Panama City, Florida at the age of 91. DeFranco won 19 awards from Down Beat magazine, nine awards from Metronome magazine and 16 Playboy All-Stars awards for his jazz clarinet artistry. Buddy De Franco with Kenny Drew, Jimmy Raney, Teddy Kotick/Curley Russelll, Art Taylor/Art Blakey, 1952. Mr. Clarinet with Art Blakey, Milt Hinton, Kenny Drew, 1953 Buddy DeFranco and Oscar Peterson Play George Gershwin, 1954 Cooking the Blues with Sonny Clark, Tal Farlow, Gene Wright, Bobby White, 1954 Sweet and Lovely with Sonny Clark, Tal Farlow, Gene Wright, Bobby White, 1954 Generalissimo with Harry "Sweets" Edison, Bob Hardaway, Jimmy Rowles, Barney Kessel, Curtis Counce, Alvin Stoller, 1958 Plays Nelson Riddle's Cross Country Suite, 1958 Live Date! with Herbie Mann, Bob Hardaway, Victor Feldman, Pete Jolly, Barney Kessel, Scott LaFaro, Frank DeVito, 1958 Pacific Standard Time, Tommy Gumina, 1960 Presenting the Quartet, Tommy Gumina, 1961 Kaleidoscope, Tommy Gumina, 1962 Polytones, Tommy Gumina, 1963 The Girl From Ipanema, Tommy Gumina, 1964 Blues Bag with Victor Feldman, Curtis Fuller, Lee Morgan, Art Blakey, Freddie Hill, Victor Sproles, 1964 Do You Want To Dance with The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, Directed By Buddy DeFranco, 1969 Free Fall with Victor Feldman, John Chiodini, Joe Cocuzzo, Victor Sproles, 1974 Like Someone in Love with Tal Farlow, Derek Smith, George Duvivier, Ronnie Bedford, 1977 Jazz Party: First Time Together with Terry Gibbs, 1981, Palo Alto Records Eastern Exposure Buddy DeFranco, Eiji Kitamura, Scott Villiger, 1982 Hark with Joe Pass, Oscar Peterson, Martin Drew, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, 1985 Holiday for Swing with John Campbell, Terry Gibbs, Todd Coolman, Gerry Gibbs, 1988 Born to Swing! with Al Grey, Lin Biviano, Dave Cooper, 1988 Nobody Else But Me, 1989 Chip off the Old Bop with Jimmy Cobb, Keter Betts, Joe Cohn, Larry Novak, 1992 Buenos Aires Concerts with Jorge Navarro, 1995 Mr. Lucky, Live album with Albert Dailey, George Duvivier, Ronnie Bedford, Joe Cohn, 1981/1997 Gone with the Wind with Todd Coolman, Jerry Coleman, 1999 Do Nothing Till You Hear from Us with Dave McKenna, Joe Cohn, 1999 Cookin' the Books with Butch Miles, John Pizzarelli, Martin Pizzarelli, Ray Kennedy, 2004 Wailers with Harry "Sweets" Edison, Barney Kessel, Jimmy Rowles, 2006 Charlie Cat 2 with Lew Soloff, Derek Smith, Howard Alden, Joe Cohn, Rufus Reid, Ed Metz, Jr. 2007 With Dizzy Gillespie The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, 1937-1949 Buddy DeFranco at AllMusic Buddy DeFranco discography at Discogs Buddy DeFranco on IMDb Buddy DeFranco at Find a Grave Buddy DeFranco Interview NAMM Oral History Library