b. 11 Feb 1891, Germany, d. 13 July 1958, NEW YORK, NY, USA. Taken to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, as a kid, Ash first discovered musical work in vaudeville groupings, before enrolling for armed forces service during Globe Battle I. On his discharge he shifted to Springfield, Illinois, where he founded his initial dance music group in the first 20s. His group quickly became perhaps one of the most well-known within the Chicago region, using a string of talented music artists joining the music group, including John Valentine, Herbert Nettles, Phil Wing, Harry Barris, Danny Polo, Seger Ellis, Vernon Hayes and Arthur Layfield, with Milton Watson the highlighted vocalist. Songs such as for example ‘Considering Of You’, ‘That’s Why I REALLY LIKE You’ and ‘Who’s Your Sweetheart?’ had been recorded for Brunswick Information and Columbia Information, but by the finish from the 20s Ash was leaving straight dance music group performances to theatre engagements. After a protracted stay at Chicago’s Oriental Movie theater, the Paul Ash Music group relocated to NY where in fact the group’s Paramount Movie theater shows included the debut of after that unidentified vocalist Helen Kane. Ash ultimately became musical movie director on the Paramount, before leading the home band on the Roxy Theater through the middle-30s to middle-40s.