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Tony Crombie

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Tony Crombie was an extremely respected Uk drummer, composer, and bandleader without whom the Uk bebop scene may have swung less than an iron pillar. On the other hand, there are lots of listeners who be more thinking about the soundtracks Crombie designed for significant art films such as for example Teenager Killer as well as the Nudist Tale. Blame Crombie’s mama because of this interest in merging music as well as the movie theater, perhaps — in the end, she was a silent film pianist. Crombie trained himself both drums and piano and started his profession as an accompanist for performers; in the first ’50s he was support a few of the most demanding jazz vocalists to tour the uk, including Lena Horne, Carmen McRae, and Annie Ross. Crombie began his personal music group, Tony Crombie & the Rockets (which worked well from 1954 through 1956), aswell a big music group of his personal in the close from the 10 years. He was extremely skilled at merging his like of jazz with pop improvements from the ’50s and ’60s, developing a charismatic and sometimes action-packed situation that to no real surprise progressed into a blip for the lounge and exotica enthusiasts’ radar. Crombie obtained nearly 40 shows alone of the person from Interpol tv series. He previously his personal publishing business, Gloucester Music, and released albums along with his personal band on brands such as for example Ember, Best Rank, and Decca.

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Full Name Tony Crombie
Died October 18, 1999, Hampstead, United Kingdom
Profession Drummer, Pianist, Film Score Composer, Bandleader
Nationality English
Music Songs Let's You and I Rock, Teach You To Rock, Short'nin' Bread, Red for Danger, Sham Rock, Rock Shuffle Boogie, Rex Rocks, Drums, Drums, Drums, Man from Interpol, Rock 'N' Roller Coaster, Sweet Beat, Flute Salad, Penthouse Party, Soho Blues, Keep It Light, Yodellin', Brazilia, Flying Home, Just Like Old Times, Interpol Cha Cha Cha, String of Pearls, Drumless Riff, London Lament, Round the 'Ouses, Stop That Man, Interpol Chase, Jump for Jeff, Matilda Theme, Compos Mentis, Tres Gai, Samba De Janeiro, Slow Boat
Albums Jazz at the Flamingo, Whole Lotta Tony, Sweet Wide & Blue, The Jazz Collection, Drums! Drums! Drums!, Man From Interpol, Jazz After Midnight (feat. Jazz After Midnight), Jazz Box (The Jazz Series), Jazz Today Volume 11, Penthouse Party, Essential Jazz Masters, Atmosphere, Jazz Today Volume 12, Jazz Today Volume 7, In Tel Aviv - EP, Tony Crombie and His Sweet Beat (Remastered), Modern Jazz At The Royal Festival Hall, London, Stompin' At the Savoy, Jazz Incorporated, Modern British Jazz : Tony "The Baron" Crombie, Tony Crombie & Ronnie Scott at the Royal Festival Hall and More, Modern Jazz at the Royal Festival Hall - Presented by the National Jazz Federation, Recorded 30 October, 1954, Jazz Anthology (Original Recordings), Keep It Light, Swing Low, Swing Easy, Good Bait, Tony 100 (100 Original Tracks)
Movies Horrors of Spider Island, The Nudist Story, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Spider's Web, Escort for Hire, Identity Unknown, Sentenced for Life


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1 British composer, drummer, pianist and bandleader.


Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tarnished Heroes 1961 uncredited
Kraft Mystery Theater 1961 TV Series 1 episode
Sentenced for Life 1960
Escort for Hire 1960 uncredited
The Tell-Tale Heart 1960
The Spider's Web 1960
Man from Interpol 1960 TV Series 2 episodes
Identity Unknown 1960
The Nudist Story 1960
Date at Midnight 1959

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Silent Invasion 1962 composer: stock music - uncredited
Return of a Stranger 1961 composer: additional music - uncredited
So Evil, So Young 1961 composer: stock music - uncredited
The Nudist Story 1960 musical arranger / musical director
Between Two Worlds 1952 Short musician

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Velvet 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mad Men 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who 2007 Documentary writer: "Cobwebs and Strange"
Sweet Beat 1959 writer: "Sweet Beat"
Rock You Sinners 1958 performer: "Brighton Rock", "Let's You And I Rock" / writer: "Let's You And I Rock"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A King in New York 1957 Nightclub Drummer (uncredited)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Music of Lennon & McCartney 1965 TV Special documentary Himself
Lisboa à Noite 1962 TV Movie Himself
Six-Five Special 1958 TV Series Himself - and his Men
Rock You Sinners 1958 Himself - Leader, Tony Crombie and His Rockers
Off the Record 1957 TV Series Himself - and his Sweet Beat

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