Search Manic Mark's Blog

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hollywood Brass - Jerry Fiedling

Can't Get No Satisfaction
Hollywood Brass
Conducted by Jerry Fielding
Produced by Bob Thiele
Supervised by Hank Levine
Cover Photo by Guy Webster
Cover Design: ARW Productions, Inc.
Liner Design: Joe Lebow
Engineer: Eddie Brackett
ABC-Paramount ABCS 542

From the back cover: Although a familiar name in Hollywood motion picture circles because of his musical participation  in many movies, including Advise and Consent, Jerry Fielding's work has also enhanced countless television specials and series, most recently Bewitched, Farmer's Daughter, Hogan's Heroes, and New York, New York, the Gene Kelly special televised in 1966. He has turned his talent toward four March Of Dimes specials on TV, and has worked in many others with stars like Dean Martin, Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, and Danny Kaye. He has composed and/or conducted for a long and growing list of night club performers, among them Berry Hutton, Eddie Fisher, Teresa Brewer, The Ritz Brothers, Mitzi Gaynor, Juliet Prowse, Vic Damone, Cyd Charisse, Tony Martin and Debbie Reynolds. He has also served as conductor and arranger for these and many other stars including The Barry Sisters, Polly Bergen, The McGuire Sisters and Steve Lawrence.

Jerry's remarkable achievements are due in large part to one of those often-talked-about "blessings in disguise" which happened when he was a sixteen-year-old in Pittsburgh. A series of illnesses smashed his ambitions to be an instrumentalist, but turning his attentions to the arranging and conducting crafts, under the direction of his teacher Max Adkins, the young Jerry found eager audiences for his work among the band leaders who played with Stanley Theater, where Adkins was music director. Two years later, at eighteen, Jerry landed a job as arranger with the Alvino Rey band and was on his way – first to New York with Rey, where he wrote for as many name bands as he could – and the to Hollywood with the Alvino Rey group. His reputation grew and radio proved to be a great boost to his career, offering him lengthy service as an arranger with shows starring Kay Kyser, Kate Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Bob Crosby, The Andrew Sisters and many others. His first conducting assignment was with the first Jack Parr Lucky Strike radio show, followed by conducting duties on numerous top-rated shows, culminating in his own CBS-TV starrer The Jerry Fielding Show.

King Of The Road
Hand On Sloppy
It's Not Unusual
Goin' Out Of My Head
Yeh, Yeh
I Can't Get No Satisfaction
You'd Better Come Home
Cover Me
Spanish Flea

No comments:

Post a Comment

Howdy! Thanks for leaving your thoughts!