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George Bassman

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New York City, New York, USA
Composer and songwriter ("I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", the Tommy Dorsey theme), conductor and arranger, he was educated at the Boston Conservatory and studied with Toch and Strelitzer. Between 1931-1934 he arranged for dance orchestras, and then for Andre Kostelanetz and CBS between 1934-1936. He arranged the Broadway musicals "Alive and Kicking" and "Guys and Dolls". Joining ASCAP in 1936, his other popular-song compositions include "You've Got Something", "The Bicycle Song", "Dangerous", "Forgotten", "Again and Again", and "I Didn't Have the Heart to Tell You". Read more...

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