Alex Kramer (Songwriter)

Alex Kramer (Songwriter)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alex J. Kramer (May 30, 1903-February 10, 1998) was a Canadian songwriter. (Note that he is sometimes referred to as Alex C. Kramer.) He was born in Montreal, Canada. His parents were Adolph and Freda Kramer. At age 17 he was hired as a pianist in a silent movie theater in Montreal. He traveled first to Palm Beach, Florida, joining the Meyer Davis orchestra, and then to Paris and Cannes, before returning to New York City, where he became a radio bandleader. He also worked as an accompanist in nightclubs and in vaudeville. One of his other musical activities was coaching vocalists in singing techniques, and one of his students was Joan Whitney, who eventually became both his wife and his songwriting partner. Their first hit as a songwriting team was "High on a Windy Hill," which became a #1 hit in 1941 for the Jimmy Dorsey orchestra.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136692082
  • 9786136692081