[78-L] Raksin w/ Buck and Bubbles

Jeff Sultanof jeffsultanof at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 21:48:06 PDT 2011

I'd love to know the year. He worked for Chaplin in 1936, but he was not
under contract to any studio at that time AFAIK. Before that he was a studio
musician/arranger/orchestrator in NYC. I once had a thrill going through
some of the boxes found at WB when all the Broadway material was
rediscovered, and found a score of Gershwin's "By Strauss" orchestrated by
Raksin. The one time that I spoke to him on the phone, I brought this up,
and he remembered it well.

Jeff Sultanof

On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 9:31 PM, Taylor Bowie <bowiebks at isomedia.com> wrote:

> The label of the Buck and Bubbles English Columbia  #1524 of   Lady,  Be
> Good b/w Breakfast in Harlem  gives additional label credit "with Dave
> Raksin,  clarinet."
> I have just learned that film composer Raksin (Laura,  Bad & The Beautiful,
> etc.) was also a multi-instrumentalist who did at one time play clarinet in
> a dance band.
> I am curious how/why  young Raksin might have been in London with B&B to
> make this record,  as he was already under contract with one of the studios
> to do arrangements.
> Anybody have any details on the circumstances of this particular recording
> session?  I do NOT need the info which is printed in the Rust
> discography...I'm looking for the background info.
> Thanks from
> Taylor
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