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Hugo Winterhalter

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Easy listening arranger and composer Hugo Winterhalter was born August 15, 1909 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, later studying violin and reed instruments at the New England Conservatory of Music. After graduating, he taught school for several years before turning professional during the mid-'30s, serving as a sideman and arranger for Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Raymond Scott, Claude Thornhill, and others. Winterhalter also arranged and conducted sessions for singers including Dinah Shore and Billy Eckstine, and in 1948 he was named musical director at MGM. After a two-year stint with the label, he moved to Columbia, where he scored a hit with his orchestral reading of "Blue Christmas."

In 1950, Winterhalter signed on with RCA Victor, where he arranged sessions for acts including Eddie Fisher, Perry Como, and the Ames Brothers; he also headlined a series of instrumental albums, among them 1952's Great Music Themes of Television, one of the first collections of TV theme songs ever recorded. Other LPs included

The Two Sides of Hugo Winterhalter (reflecting both his big-band and light-classical interests), Big and Sweet with a Beat, and a series of Hugo Winterhalter Goes albums, which explored various international styles. Winterhalter also notched a series of chart hits, including "Blue Tango," "Vanessa," "The Little Shoemaker," and "Song of the Barefoot Contessa"; with pianist Eddie Heywood, he even reached the number two spot with 1956's "Canadian Sunset."

Winterhalter remained on the RCA payroll until 1963, at which time he jumped to Kapp; that same year, he also penned the main title theme for the film Diamond Head. At Kapp he recorded a handful of albums including The Best of '64 and its follow-up, The Big Hits of 1965, before exiting the label to work on Broadway. He later worked in television as well, and continued recording the occasional LP for budget labels including Musicor. Winterhalter died in Greenwich, CT on September 17, 1973.

Title: Wish You Were Here

Artist: Hugo Winterhalter

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Title: Nightingale

Artist: Hugo Winterhalter

Genre: Jazz

Title: Gaudy Colours

Artist: Hugo Winterhalter

Genre: Jazz

Title: Super Top Hits

Artist: Hugo Winterhalter

Genre: Jazz

Title: Rooftop Storys

Artist: Hugo Winterhalter

Genre: Jazz

Title: Christmas Magic

Artist: Hugo Winterhalter

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Title: Dinner

Artist: Hugo Winterhalter

Genre: Jazz

Title: Confectioner's

Artist: Hugo Winterhalter

Genre: Jazz

Title: Hit It

Artist: Hugo Winterhalter

Genre: Jazz

Title: Freedom Loving

Artist: Hugo Winterhalter

Genre: Jazz

Title: Classics

Artist: Hugo Winterhalter

Genre: Latin Folk

Collections

Title: 100 Swing for Dance

Genre: Jazz

Title: I Heart Christmas

Genre: Kids

Title: Grandes Orquestas

Genre: Pop

Title: Sexy Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Grandes Orquestas

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Title: Sexy Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazzin' Xmas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Big Names: Big Hits

Genre: Pop

Title: Christmas Oldies

Genre: Rock

Featuring albums

Title: Greatest Hits

Artist: Perry Como

Genre: Pop

Title: Fanny

Artist: Eddie Fisher

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Fabulous Favorites

Artist: Kay Starr

Genre: Pop

Title: Moonglow

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

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