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George Cates October 19, — May 10, was an American music arrangerconductorsongwriter and record executive known for his work with Lawrence Welk and his orchestra. Born and raised in New York, Cates began his music career shortly after his graduating from New York Homework - Conversation Piece EPwhere he found work with the vaudeville team of Olsen and Johnson on their legendary revue, Hellzapoppin.
His early career included arranging and playing saxophone with such bands as Henry BusseDick Stabileand Russ Morgan between and During this timehe hit the Top 40 charts 31 with his release of a medley of " Moonglow " and " Theme from Picnic.
Starting inhe served as Lawrence Welk's Інфляція. Дурдом - Скрябін - Колекційне Видання (Box Set) director. A prolific writer, Cates' songs were sung by many of the show's "Musical Family" members.
Inthe Maestro asked him to conduct the orchestra on-camera, a role he carried until the show ended in Notably, he presented occasional classical music selections in addition to the band's lighter fare. In addition to his work with Welk, Cates wrote and arranged a number of albums with other prominent band leaders of the era. One of his albums, Polynesian Percussionfeatured some instrumental work by his brother-in-law guitarist Alvino Reyand Buddy Cole playing a console steel guitarand Novachordas well as another fifteen-plus odd percussion instruments Der Nacht - Dunkelheit Senkt Sich some unique sounds.
Cates died of heart failure at his home in Santa MonicaCaliforniaat the age of From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Book of Golden Discs 2nd ed. London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd.
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