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August 3 Musician Ray Bloch birthday

Raymond A. Bloch ( August 3 1902 in Alsace-Lorraine , March 29 1982 ) was an American orchestral and choral conductor, composer, arranger and pianist. Ray Bloch immigrated with his parents during the First World War to the United States. In the 1920s he had his first job as a pianist in New York dance bands. He founded his own jazz quintet and toured to the USA. The late 1920s he moved to radio as a pianist and played for several radio stations. In 1931, he was longtime arranger and accompanist of the then-popular quartet The Eton Boys. Later, he headed various choral groups, including the Swing Fourteen. In 1939, he notified the U.S. performing rights society for music copyright, ASCAP for his own compositions. Mostly he wrote the songs with Paul and W. Edward Breuder Rosincky. Among his most successful songs- "When Love Has Gone," "You're Everything That's Lovely," "In the Same Old Way", "" In My Little Red Book, "" The Wide Open Spaces, "" Sam the Vegetable Man, "" Let's Make Up a Little Party "or" If You Were Mine. "  He was the orchestra conductor for many shows on  CBS including Johnny Presents, where he worked in the succession of conductors such as Ferde Grofé , Leo Reisman and Russ Morgan. Later, he was musical director of the CBS TV show 'Tost of the Town aka The Ed Sullivan Show. 1963 the movie "Bye Bye Birdie". The Steve Allen Show 'Songs for Sale', and many other shows on U.S. television. Ray Bloch's orchestra and choirs also released many pop records. In the late 1960s the Ray Bloch Singers issued several LPs with cover versions of current hits. Ray Bloch was married to the singer Ann Seaton.

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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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