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Published by Joyce Record Club Publication in Zephyrhills, Fla. (Box 1687, Zephyrhills 33539) .
Written in English


  • Nelson, Ozzie, 1906-1975 -- Discography.,
  • Big band music -- Discography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementby Charles Garrod and Bill Korst.
ContributionsKorst, William.
LC ClassificationsML156.7.N44 G3 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination18 leaves ;
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1320232M
LC Control Number92195293

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Harriet Nelson, whose transition from Ozzie Nelson's band singer to his wife and then mother of their two sons transformed her into the matriarch of one of television's most wholesome and beloved.   For 14 years, from to , ''The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet'' was a television staple, an American icon, which may have preceded ''Seinfeld'' as the first show that was really about nothing. This book has been out of print for quite a while, but if you are interested in the early days of television, it's a must read. Obviously, it also covers Ozzie's big band career (during which he met and married singer/actress Harriet Hilliard), and the rise of Ricky Nelson, his youngest son/5. Billy May was a self-taught musician and arranger. In , he received his first big break arranging and playing trumpet; first, for the Charlie Barnet band, and in , the band of Glenn Miller. Settling in Hollywood in , his first of many big breaks in radio was playing in Ozzie Nelson's band for the "Red Skelton Show." Shortly thereafter, May was asked by Nelson to be musical director.

The Ozzie Nelson Orchestra toured for the last time in the summer of That same year, Red Skelton was drafted, and Ozzie, eager to get underway with his own project focusing more on the Nelson family, was encouraged to create his own family situation comedy. By that time, Ozzie Nelson's orchestra had a fully sponsored radio show, and were still among the most popular bands of the era -- the stars, apart from Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard, included baritone saxophonist Charlie Bubeck, tenorman Bill Stone, trumpet man Bo Ashford. Much earlier than that, Ozzie led an orchestra, “Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra.” Ozzie was determined to have the orchestra succeed. So determined, that once when a newspaper ran a “Most Popular Band” poll, Ozzie collected unsold copies of the newspaper and sent in ballots to tally for his orchestra. Ozzie Nelson and his orchestra Hindsight Records: HSR, HSR, HSR In part with vocals by Ozzie Nelson or Harriet (Hilliard) Nelson. "Previously unreleased material. The original for radio only recordings"--Containers. Contributor: Nelson, Ozzie Date: