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Ray Bloch

Raymond A. (Ray) Bloch (August 3, 1902 – March 29, 1982) was a European-American composer, songwriter, conductor, pianist, author and arranger. He is best remembered as the arranger and orchestra conductor for The Ed Sullivan Show during its entire run from 1948 to 1971.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 3rd, 1902 (Alsace-Lorraine), Died March 29th, 1982 (Miami)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, leader

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-019685 10-in. 2/18/1938 In my little red book Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-019858 10-in. 2/23/1938 In my little red book Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-023762 10-in. 7/1/1938 (Take me back to) The wide open places Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-038344 10-in. 7/12/1939 Sam, the vegetable man Elisse Cooper ; Eddie De Lange Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Decca 82852 5/12/1952 Laugh! Clown! Laugh! Alan Dale leader  
Decca 83045 7/2/1952 You're my destiny Alan Dale leader  
Decca 83046 7/2/1952 My thrill Alan Dale leader  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bloch, Ray," accessed December 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106761.

Bloch, Ray. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106761.

"Bloch, Ray." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 December 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106761

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