Buddy Bregman

American musician Buddy Bregman

Buddy Bregman is an American musical arranger, record producer and composer. He has worked with many of the greatest musical artists of 20th Century popular music including; Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Anita O'Day, Matt Monro, and Frank Sinatra. Born in Chicago, he studied at UCLA and during his sophomore year, wrote 'I Need Your Lovin' with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller which subsequently became his first hit record.
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09 July 1930

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Joseph Leo Bwarie: California's Jersey Boy - JazzTimes Magazine
Google News - over 6 years
Sinatra and Nelson Riddle, Ella and Buddy Bregman, Anita and Billy May, Sarah and Quincy Jones; richly symbiotic relationships between singer and arranger that rather magically prove the old adage about the whole being greater than the sum of its parts
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CABARET REVIEW; A Centennial Celebration Of All Things Crosby
NYTimes - about 15 years
Centennial celebrations of songwriters and performers tend to be laudatory. But the cabaret world has seldom seen a revue that piles on the hyperbole as indiscriminately as ''Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings! A Centennial Show Celebrating Bing Crosby'' at the Firebird Upstairs Supper Club. At one point during the show, in which seven performers
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A Crooner Gets His Day In the World of Academia
NYTimes - over 15 years
AS a teenager growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930's and 40's, Sister Mary Francis Moore loved to go to the movies. Like most teenagers, she had her movie-star idols; her main hero was Bing Crosby. ''His easy-going manner, his kind and gentle presence, and yes, that voice of the century, made me a loyal fan,'' recalled the 74-year-old nun, who
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POP VIEW;The Divine Pleasures Of an 'Absent Genius'
NYTimes - over 21 years
I HAD A GOOD LOOK AT Ella Fitzgerald at the Los Angeles airport in 1980, when she was 63. She was walking with a black woman about her age to Gate 49 for a flight to New York. She was wearing a coat appropriate for her destination, though the Los Angeles February afternoon was warm, close to hot. She had on the thick eyeglasses I'd seen her wear in
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NYTimes - over 35 years
After 1,500 performances on Broadway, ''Ain't Misbehavin' '' is coming to television, tonight at 9 on NBC, and it proves to be thoroughly winning. Consisting only of 31 songs that were written or recorded by Thomas (Fats) Waller, the show is held together with unflagging energy by five performers, all of them from the original cast. The one
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Buddy Bregman
  • 2004
    Age 73
    Recently 'Fresh Sound Records' produced a compilation album featuring multiple examples of Bregman's early orchestrations; Buddy Bregman – A Jazz Portrait of the Hollywood ArrangerIn late 2004, Bregman was tasked with arranging & conducting a brand new 16-track vocal album of old and newer pop/jazz standards.
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  • 1966
    Age 35
    In 1966, he was appointed Head of Light Entertainment for the weekday ITV company Rediffusion London.
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  • 1964
    Age 33
    After producing several successful T.V specials in Europe, he was recruited by David Attenborough for the fledgling channel BBC 2, in 1964.
  • 1961
    Age 30
    Buddy was married to actress Suzanne Lloyd from 1961 to 1988.
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  • 1956
    Age 25
    Learning that Bing Crosby was out of his exclusive contract at Decca Records, in 1956 Bregman conceived, arranged and conducted Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings, which duly also went platinum.
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    He would also score and orchestrate several motion pictures: The Pajama Game (Including scoring all Bob Fosse dance numbers), Crime in the Streets, Five Guns West, The Wild Party, The Delicate Delinquent, Born Reckless, Secret of the Purple Reef and The Cat Burglar. 1956 saw Bregman arrange and conduct three Verve Records albums which subsequently all went platinum; they rank amongst his greatest achievements.
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  • 1930
    Born in 1930.
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