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Frank Comstock

Frank G. Comstock (September 20, 1922 – May 21, 2013) was an American composer, arranger, conductor, and trombonist. For television, Comstock wrote and arranged music for major situation comedies and variety shows; his theme and incidental music for Rocky and His Friends (1959–1964) are probably his best-remembered works. Additionally, his music for Adam-12 earned him a 1971 Emmy nomination.

Comstock's recording credits include eight Hi-Lo's albums and backing arrangements for major recording stars. His 1962 instrumental album, Project: Comstock - Music from Outer Space became a classic and was released on CD in 2004. Recently, Comstock wrote new big-band arrangements for Brian Setzer's Wolfgang's Big Night Out (2007) and Songs from Lonely Avenue (2009) CDs.

He started his arranging career in the dance bands of Sonny Dunham and Benny Carter, and with Les Brown from 1943 to 1955. When dance bands fell out of favor after World War II, Comstock and Doris Day left the Les Brown band. Comstock's backing arrangements for Doris Day's Warner Brothers screen tests impressed studio executives and resulted in a staff arranger position at Warner where he demonstrated his ability to write for large studio orchestras.

He died in 2013.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 20, 1922 (San Diego), Died May 21, 2013 (Huntington Beach)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1947 - 1959

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, leader

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 84 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 86028 between 9/4/1953 and 9/20/1953 Strange-3 Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca 86157 between 9/4/1953 and 9/20/1953 Opening announcement ; Leap frog Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca 86158 between 9/4/1953 and 9/20/1953 Closing announcement Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6086 2/16/1951 If I loved you Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6087 2/16/1951 Red sails in the sunset-1 Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6091 2/19/1951 Leap frog (theme)-1 Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6092 2/19/1951 Blue moon-1 Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6131 3/8/1951 Deep purple Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6132 3/8/1951 Azure Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6133 3/8/1951 That old black magic Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6222 4/9/1951 Over the rainbow Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6223 4/9/1951 The moon was yellow Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6224 4/9/1951 Red wing Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6225 4/9/1951 Green eyes Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6226 4/9/1951 The day isn't long enough Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6442 9/19/1951 Highlights from An American in Paris (Gershwin): -1 Part 1 Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6443 9/19/1951 Highlights from An American in Paris (Gershwin): Part 2 Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6477 10/10/1951 You're blasé Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6478 10/10/1951 You're driving me crazy Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6479 10/10/1951 You're the cream in my coffee Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6480 10/10/1951 You're an old smoochie Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6515 11/15/1951 You're a sweetheart Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6516 11/15/1951 You are my sunshine Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6517 11/15/1951 You're my everything Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
Decca L 6518 11/15/1951 You're an old smoothie Les Brown and his Band of Renown arranger  
(Results 26-50 of 84 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Comstock, Frank," accessed June 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309329.

Comstock, Frank. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309329.

"Comstock, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309329

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