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Norman Leyden

Norman Fowler Leyden (October 17, 1917 – July 23, 2014) was an American conductor, composer, arranger, and clarinetist. He worked in film and television and is perhaps best known as the conductor of the Oregon Symphony Pops orchestra. He co-wrote with Glenn Miller the theme "I Sustain the Wings" in 1943, which was used to introduce the World War II radio series.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 17th, 1917 (Springfield), Died July 23rd, 2014 (Portland)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1951 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, arranger, conductor

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 41 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E1VB-2156 10" 5/21/1951 Out of the night Johnny Hartman Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and jazz/dance band conductor  
Victor E1VB-2157 10" 5/21/1951 Worry bird Johnny Hartman Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and jazz/dance band conductor  
Decca 82215 1/28/1952 That's the chance you take Don Cornell leader  
Decca 82216 1/28/1952 I'll walk alone Don Cornell leader  
Decca 82217 1/28/1952 I'm yours Don Cornell leader  
Decca 82218 1/28/1952 My mother's pearls Don Cornell leader  
Decca 82651 4/8/1952 I can't cry anymore Don Cornell leader  
Decca 82652 4/8/1952 This is the beginning of the end Don Cornell leader  
Decca 82653 4/8/1952 There's no escape Don Cornell leader  
Decca 82654 4/8/1952 One kiss too many Don Cornell leader  
Decca 83414 9/16/1952 Forgive and forget Jeri Southern leader  
Decca 83415 9/16/1952 The ruby and the pearl Jeri Southern leader  
Decca 83416 9/16/1952 Dancing on the ceiling Jeri Southern leader  
Decca 83417 9/16/1952 Querida Jeri Southern leader  
Decca 83574 12/5/1952 For you Don Cornell leader  
Decca 83575 12/5/1952 I was lucky Don Cornell leader  
Decca 83576 12/5/1952 We three Don Cornell leader  
Decca 83577 12/5/1952 Stay as sweet as you are Don Cornell leader  
Decca 83578 12/5/1952 It isn't fair Don Cornell leader  
Decca 83579 12/5/1952 Something to remember you by Don Cornell leader  
Decca 83580 12/5/1952 S'posin' Don Cornell leader  
Decca 83581 12/5/1952 If you were only mine Don Cornell leader  
Decca 83686 12/8/1952 I'll always love you some Buddy Greco leader  
Decca 83687 12/8/1952 You're driving me crazy Buddy Greco leader  
Decca 83688 12/8/1952 I predict Buddy Greco leader  
(Results 1-25 of 41 records)


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