Paul Ash

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Paul Robert Ash (February 11, 1891, Germany — July 13, 1958, Manhattan, New York) [1] was a German orchestra leader, composer, vaudeville personality, and recording artist, who emigrated to the United States.

He recorded several hit songs: "Rememb'ring" (Brunswick, 1924), with his Granada Orchestra, "My Pet" (Columbia, 1928) and "Shadows on the Swanee" (Columbia, 1933). He also penned Kay Kyser's theme "Thinking of You."

In 1928 he performed a three week engagement in New York City at the Paramount Theatre with a young Ginger Rogers as her career was beginning.

He was born in Germany but, at the age of one, moved to America. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

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  1. William F. Lee (2005). American big bands. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 59. ISBN   978-0-634-08054-8 . Retrieved July 29, 2011.
  2. The ASCAP Biographical Dictionary, Third edition, New York: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, 1966 OCLC   598257
  3. ASCAP Biographical Dictionary, Fourth edition, compiled for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers by Jaques Cattell Press, New York: R.R. Bowker, 1980 OCLC   7065938
  4. The Big Bands, Revised edition, by George Thomas Simon, New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Collier Books, 1974 OCLC   1236726
  5. The Complete Encyclopedia of Popular Music and Jazz, 1900–1950, bio in Vol. 2 of 3 Vols., by Roger D. Kinkle, New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House Publishers, 1974 OCLC   897890
  6. Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines, Volume 4: September 1955 — August 1958, New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1960
  7. 'Ginger: My Story 'by Ginger Rogers, New York, New York: HarperCollins, 1991