George Siravo

George Siravo (October 2, 1916, Staten Island, New York - February 28, 2000, Medford, Oregon) was a composer, arranger, conductor, saxophonist, and clarinetist.

He began his career playing reeds with the Cliquot Club Eskimos and later was a member of the orchestras of led by Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa, Charlie Barnet, and Jan Savitt. He played alto saxophone in the first Glenn Miller orchestra, appearing on the 1937 recording "Community Swing".

In the 1940s, he became a staff arranger for Columbia Records and worked with Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Tony Bennett, Connie Boswell, Vic Damone, and Artie Shaw.

He orchestrated two of Frank Sinatra's 1950s albums: Sing and Dance with Frank Sinatra and Songs for Young Lovers with Nelson Riddle. He arranged Doris Day's "It's Magic" and Tony Bennett's "Who Can I Turn To?" He also recorded instrumental albums under his own name such as Seductive Strings by Siravo which featured trumpeter Doc Severinsen. He orchestrated the 1947 Universal International film Something in the Wind starring Deanna Durbin and Donald O'Connor.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 2nd, 1916 (Staten Island), Died February 28th, 2000 (Medford)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, arranger, clarinet

Recordings (Results 51-53 of 53 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 3771 10-in. 4/4/1945 There's no you Charlie Barnet Orchestra arranger  
Decca L 3772 10-in. 4/4/1945 Mellow mood Charlie Barnet Orchestra arranger  
Decca L 3773 10-in. 4/4/1945 Oobla-ee-bop is the thing Charlie Barnet Orchestra arranger  
(Results 51-53 of 53 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Siravo, George," accessed November 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209487.

Siravo, George. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209487.

"Siravo, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 November 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209487

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