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HARRY REVEL + LUISE KING

 1905 Harry Revel (Death: 3 November 1958) was an English composer of musical theatre. Revel was born in London. Before emigrating to the United States in 1929, he wrote musicals for productions in Paris, Copenhagen, Vienna and London. In the USA, he worked on Broadway, writing the scores for Ziegfeld Follies of 1931, Meet My Sister and Are You With It?. He later moved to Hollywood. He wrote scores for many films.
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 1913   Luise King Rey, born in Payson, Utah, was one of the harmonizing King Sisters who sang their way out of Utah in the 1930's, cut a swath through big-band America in the 1940's and made a surprise splash on television in the 1960's. The King sisters [Yvonne King, Marilyn King, Alyce King and Donna King] and their intricate four-part harmony were so far ahead of their time that they prefigured the Hi-Lo's and the Four Freshmen of the 1950's. The King sisters repertory included such numbers as Memories of You, Jersey Bounce, Take the "A" Train, The Hut-Sut Song, Milkman, Keep those Bottles Quiet and were a special favorite of the big-band and jazz musicians of the day. And they had a big following on radio and in top theaters and ballrooms from coast to coast. She died on Monday 4 August 1997 at her home in Sandy, Utah. She was 83 and had been married for 60 years to the guitar-playing band leader Alvino Rey.

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DAVID ROSE

DAVID ROSE
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David Rose (June 15, 1910August 23, 1990) was a British-born American songwriter, composer, arranger, and orchestra leader. His most famous compositions were "The Stripper", "Holiday for Strings", and "Calypso Melody". He also wrote music for the television series Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza. In addition, Rose was musical director for the Red Skelton show during its 21-year-run on the CBS and NBC networks. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national fraternity for men in music.

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This web page is dedicated to the memory of composer-conductor DAVID ROSE and his contributions to popular music With many standards including "Holiday For Strings", "Our Waltz", and scores for TV's "Bonanza" and "Little House On The Prairie".

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