Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bert Lown

 June 6, 1903-November 2 (or 20), 1962

Bert Lown  began as a sideman playing the violin in Fred Hamm's band. In the late 1920s he entered band business with Rudy Vallee. In the 1920s and 1930s he led a series of  dance bands the most famous being the Biltmore Hotel Orchestra.  Co-composer of several popular songs:  (theme) Buy Buy Blues, You're the One I Care For, By My Side and Tired. By the mid-1930s he quit leading the orchestras, becoming a booking agent and manager; eventually he left the music industry and moved on to executive positions in the television industry. He died of a heart attack in 1962 in Portland, Oregon.

Black Panther   1933

My Success   1931

Alone In A Corner   1931

Was That The Human Thing To Do  

I'm Yours   1930

Here Comes My Ball and Chain   1929

The One Girl   1930

Congratulations  HOTW

The Hour Of Parting   1931

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