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us: Mundy, Jimmy

  • [Individual was an Academy Award awardee.]
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    • us: Mundy, James, 1907-1983
    • us: Mundy, James R., 1907-1983
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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Cincinnati (Ohio)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Benny Goodman Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Epic Records
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Jazz musicians
          (lcsh) Composers
            (lcsh) Arrangers (Musicians)
              (lcsh) Saxophonists
          • Sources

            • found: A man ain't supposed to cry, 1957?: label (Jimmy Mundy, arranger-conductor)
            • found: OCLC 13219392 (hdg.: Mundy, Jimmy, 1907- )
            • found: All music guide, July 31, 1998 (Jimmy Mundy; b. James Mundy, June 6, 1907 in Cincinnati, Ohio; d. Apr. 24, 1983)
            • found: Unsung musicals [SR] p1994: insert (music by James Mundy)
            • found: American musical theatre, 1978: p. 596 (James Mundy; composer of musical Vamp ca. 1955)
            • found: New Grove dict. of Jazz, 1995 (Mundy, Jimmy [James]; b. June 28, 1907, Cincinnati; d. April 24, 1983, New York)
            • found: ASCAP biog. dict., 1980 (Mundy, James R.; b. Cincinnati, June 28, 1907; Songs & instrumental works: ... Tillie's tango)
            • found: U.S. copyright file, Sept. 21, 2001 (Mundy, Jimmy (Tillie's tango, music: Jimmy Mundy); Mundy, James R. (from the Broadway production The vamp, music: James R. Mundy))
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 13, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Mundy, Jimmy; James Mundy; jazz musician, composer/ arranger, saxophonist; born 28 June 1907 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States; joined the White Brothers Orchestra in Washington, D.C. (around 1926); had been writing music since his Cincinnati days; joined the Hines orchestra (the next three years); began writing for the Benny Goodman Orchestra (1935); left Hines (1937); led and arranged a small group recording session; led his own working big band (1939-1940); moved to California (1941); led various Hollywood studio big bands, recording V-Discs and performing for Armed Forces Radio broadcasts (1945-1946); returned to New York (1948); arranger for the Academy Award-winning “The Man on the Eiffel Tower” (1949); composer, arranger, and orchestrator for “The Vamp”, Broadway musical (1955); two albums recorded under his own name for the Epic label, “On a Mundy Flight” (1958) and “Playing the Numbers” (1959); musical director of the Barclay record label, France (1959-1960); died 24 April 1983 in New York, New York, United States)
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            • [Individual was an Academy Award awardee.]
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