Paul Robert Ash (February 11, 1891, Germany — July 13, 1958, Manhattan, New York)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.
Fred Fisher was a German-born American songwriter and Tin Pan Alley music publisher.
Eduardo Mata was a Mexican conductor and composer.
Harold Victor Bauer was a noted pianist of Jewish heritage who began his musical career as a violinist.
Walter Dewey Redman was an American saxophonist who performed free jazz as a bandleader and with Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett.
Irving Harold Mills was an American music publisher, musician, lyricist, and jazz artist promoter. He sometimes used the pseudonyms Goody Goodwin and Joe Primrose.
[James] Clifton Williams, Jr. was an American composer, pianist, French hornist, mellophonist, music theorist, conductor, and teacher. Williams was known by symphony patrons as a virtuoso French hornist with the symphony orchestras of Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Houston, Oklahoma City, Austin, and San Antonio. The young composer was honored with performances of Peace, A Tone Poem and A Southwestern Overture by the Houston and Oklahoma City symphony orchestras, respectively. He remains widely known as one of America's accomplished composers for the wind ensemble and band repertory.
Frederick Emil Ahlert was an American composer and songwriter.
Roy Kenneth Turk was an American songwriter and lyricist, he frequently collaborated with composer Fred E. Ahlert – their popular 1929 song "Mean to Me" has become a jazz standard. He worked with many other composers, including for film lyrics. Turk was elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
Ralph Jose P. Burns was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger.
Paul William Whear was an American composer, conductor, music educator, and double-bassist.
Frank Layton Ryerson was an American trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator. As a trumpeter and arranger, Ryerson performed and recorded with several big bands, beginning in 1927, including Mal Hallett and His Orchestra, Glen Gray and His Casa Loma Orchestra, Jack Teagarden (1939), Jimmy Dorsey, and Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra (1944)
Buddy Morrow was an American trombonist and bandleader.
Mortimer Gerald Corb was an American jazz double-bassist.
Frank William Erickson was an American composer, conductor, arranger, writer, and trumpet player.
Frederick Charles Tillis was an American composer, jazz saxophonist, poet, and music educator at the collegiate level.
Wallace Wesley LaViolette was an American musician who composed, conducted, lectured, and wrote about music. He was also a poet and music theorist. As an educator, he mentored Shorty Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre, John Graas, George Perle, Florence Price, Bob Carter, Bob Florence and Robert Erickson and writer William Irwin Thompson. Laviolette was an important figure on the West coast jazz scene of the 1950s.
William James Baskette was an American pianist and composer who wrote popular songs of the Tin Pan Alley era. He also wrote one of the most successful World War I war songs, "Good Bye Broadway, Hello France".
Henry Sopkin was an American conductor. He founded, and for 21 years, from 1945 to 1966, led the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Before that, he had been a long-standing pedagogue at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, where he taught conducting and led the Conservatory Symphony Orchestra.
Alan Raph is a bass trombonist, composer, arranger, and conductor who founded and conducts the Danbury Brass Band. He has recorded with many popular musicians and for television, movies, and ballet. He was for many years on first call with most New York City recording studios.
Florence Turner-Maley was an American composer, singer, and teacher.