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Fred Kelly

b. Fredric N. Kelly, 29 June 1916, Pittsburgh, Pa, USA, d. 15 March 2000, Tucson, Az, USA. Among the Five Dance Kellys, his young sibling was Gene Kelly. Both boys also proved helpful together being a tune and dance work and Fred also made an appearance as a single act. …

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Billy May

The final of the fantastic arrangers who wrote regularly for Frank Sinatra, Billy Might had several varied careers in and out of jazz. His initial significant gig was as an arranger/trumpeter with Charlie Barnet (1938-1940), for whom he had written the wah-wah-ing strike agreement of Ray Noble’s “Cherokee.” Afterwards, he …

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