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  Harold Arlen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arlen was a longtime friend and former roommate of actor Ray Bolger who would star in The Wizard of Oz in which "Over the Rainbow" became famous.
Arlen was born Hyman Arluck, in Buffalo, New York, the child of a Jewish cantor.
Arlen's compositions have always been popular with jazz musicians because of his facility at incorporating a blues feeling into conventional American popular songs.
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 Arlen Harold English
Arlen and Koehler took a year off during the twenty-third edition of the Cotton Club to spend a few weeks in Hollywood on their first film assignment entitled "Let's Fall in Love" (which was also the name of the hit song from the movie).
Harold was determined to come up with something musically strong and worthy of a fine voice, so he locked himself in his study and analyzed recordings of the blues.
Harold's ulcer was bleeding terribly, which caused him to lose volumes of blood and required close to three dozen transfusions.
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 Did he write that? America's great unknown songwriter Harold Arlen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Composer, arranger, pianist and vocalist Harold Arlen was born Hyman Arluck, February 15, 1905, in Buffalo, New York, the son of a cantor.
Harold Arlen, who passed away in the Spring of 1986, was one of America's most unique and versatile popular song composers, yet he was probably the least known (by name) to the general public.
Arlen never thought in terms of writing hits but of composing the best melody for each particular situation he was hired to write for.
www.icce.rug.nl /~soundscapes/DATABASES/TRA/Did_he_write_that.html   (5222 words)

  
 Buffalo News - The Rainbow Journey of HAROLD ARLEN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Arlen's songs are timeless standards, songs some of the greatest American musical talents of any era used to define their careers.
Arlen, who died in 1986 and was a shy man who avoided publicity, bears the ultimate mark of a Buffalonian: He never got the recognition he deserved, even in his own hometown.
The Harold Arlen Centennial Committee is hoping to shed some light on the man who touched millions with his music but disdained the spotlight.
www.buffalonews.com /editorial/20050206/1053914.asp   (4497 words)

  
 Songwriters Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
arold Arlen was born Hymen Arluck, the son of a synagogue cantor, was born in Buffalo, New York on February 15, 1905 and emerged as one of the greatest of all American composers and songwriters, writing extraordinarily complex melodies and harmonies that somehow remained accessible to a broad popular audience.
Arlen collaborated with the greatest of the Tin Pan Alley lyricists, including E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, Johnny Mercer, Ted Koehler, Leo Robin, Ira Gershwin, Dorothy Fields and Truman Capote.
Arlen was also active in Hollywood producing some of the greatest film musicals of the era including The Wizard of Oz, Let’s Fall In Love, Blues In the Night, Star Spangled Rhythm, Cabin In the Sky, Up in Arms, Kismet, My Blue Heaven, Gay Purr-ee, Down Among the Sheltering Palms and A Star if Born.
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 Solid! -- Harold Arlen
Arlen remained in the city, earning a living by playing in pit orchestras, dance bands and on the vaudeville circuit.
Arlen's big break came unexpectedly when lyricist Ted Koehler put words to one of his vamps.
Arlen later went to Hollywood, where he composed for such films as The Wizard of Oz, Star-Spangled Rhythm, and the Marx Brothers vehicle At the Circus.
www.parabrisas.com /d_arlenh.html   (331 words)

  
 PLAYBACK HERITAGE
In anticipation of the Arlen centennial year, Playback spoke recently with the musical giant's son, Sam Arlen, who shared some insights into the man and the music that was Harold Arlen.
Harold was encouraged by his parents to spend time with the family and likewise had that family up to their home.
One reason for Harold not being as well known as some of the other composers is the fact that he worked with so many different lyricists.
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 Harold Arlen - A Brief Biography
Harold Arlen (“Hyman Arluck”) was born on February 15, 1905 in Buffalo, New York.
Harold left school at 16 years old to pursue a career in music on a full-time basis.
Harold Arlen was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1971, was a member of ASCAP since 1930, and served as a member of the ASCAP Board of Directors from 1969 to 1975.
www.haroldarlen2005.com /life_bio_01.html   (725 words)

  
 Harold Arlen Tribute
Harold Arlen was one of the greatest American composers of the 20th century.
For the past two years, his son Sam Arlen, with his music company S.A. Music Co. that was formed in 1996, has been coordinating a celebration to honor Harold Arlen for what would have been his 100th birthday on February 15, 2005.
Harold Arlen was born Hyman Arluck on February 15, 1905 and died April 23, 1986.
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 'A' ENTRIES - Page 3 on the COMPOSERS - LYRICISTS DATABASE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Harold Arlen's chief collaborator was lyricist Ted Koehler.
Arlen is reputed to have sung in his father's synagogue when he was just two years old.
Harold was heard on his first records in 1926, with 'The Buffalodians', where he sang two tunes: "Baby Face" and "How Many Times".
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 Harold Arlen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Arlen derived his stage name from a combination of his mother's and father's surnames.
Arlen started his professional career as a pianist during the 1920s.
Following a brief engagement in a minor singing role in a Vincent Youmans Broadway show, Arlen went on to a career writing the music for Hollywood and Broadway jazz and blues pieces together with several lyricists, including Ted Koehler, Jack Yellen, Johnny Mercer, E.Y. Harburg, Ira Gershwin and Leo Robin.
www.jbuff.com /harl.htm   (173 words)

  
 CMT.com : Harold Arlen : Biography
An American songwriting legend and son of a cantor, Harold Arlen was fascinated early in his life with the sound of ragtime.
Arlen and Koehler wrote eight revues for the Cotton Club, one of which included the anthem "Stormy Weather," first performed by Ethel Waters.
Arlen made a few recordings as a performer, among them sessions with Duke Ellington and Barbra Streisand.
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 The New Yorker: The Critics: A Critic At Large
Arlen's most sensational inspiration came in the late thirties in Beverly Hills, where he lived from 1935 to 1954, when Hollywood was a boomtown for the makers of musicals.
As Arlen started to improvise, according to Lawrence Stewart, Ira “moves to a cat-clawed green armchair nearer the piano, where he sits with Calliope, the Siamese, on his lap and pets her abstractedly as he smokes a cigar.
Arlen couldn't face the heartbreak of taking her to the sanitarium, so he delegated the job to his brother Jerry, who was also a professional musician and conductor.
www.newyorker.com /critics/atlarge/articles/050919crat_atlarge   (4395 words)

  
 Playbill News: Songs by Harold Arlen Will Be Re-Imagined for New Broadway-Aimed Musical
Harold Arlen, the stage and screen composer whose songbook includes "Over the Rainbow," "Blues in the Night" and "Stormy Weather," may be heard again on Broadway.
The Arlen Project, as it's currently called, is being explored with the participation and blessing of Arlen's son, Sam.
Arlen's contributions to revues at the Cotton Club included "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," "I've Got the World on a String," "Ill Wind" and "Stormy Weather" (all with lyrics by Ted Koehler).
www.playbill.com /news/article/96453.html   (626 words)

  
 Harold Arlen Centennial Takes Fans 'Over The Rainbow'
Harold Arlen sang, played and wrote the blues like nobody else.
While Harold Arlen's musicals may not have stood the test of time, many of the songs that came out of those shows have become classics.
Historians have described Harold Arlen's music as among the most versatile and experimental of the century.
www.voanews.com /english/AmericanLife/2005-02-16-voa85.cfm   (552 words)

  
 Harold Arlen
Died April 27, 1986, New York, NY Born Hyman Arluck, Arlen was the son of a cantor.
As a teenager Arlen played piano in movie houses and formed his own jazz group.
Arlen worked with Dorothy Fields on two now-forgotten musical films : Mr Imperium (1951) starring Lana Turner, and The Farmer Takes A Wife (1953) with Betty Grable.
www.dorothyfields.co.uk /c_arlen.htm   (326 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Harold Arlen: A centennial salute to a sultan of song   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
According to his son, saxophonist Sam Arlen, who is spearheading the national celebration of his father's centennial — a series of performances, documentaries, recordings, radio broadcasts and other tributes listed at www.HaroldArlen 2005.com — the work reflected his complex nature, both creatively and privately.
Arlen remains a favorite of artists with blues and jazz leanings, from Broadway star Tonya Pinkins, who pays homage to him later this month as part of Lincoln Center's "American Songbook" series, to guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli, now leading a Harold Arlen Symphony Tour.
Arlen could write very easily in the kind of traditional showbiz style that may now look clichéd, but he was always able to put in a lift or trick or unusual turn of phrase that would make a melody stand out.
www.usatoday.com /life/music/news/2005-02-17-harold-arlen_x.htm?POE=LIFISVA   (821 words)

  
 Centennial Hall Presents the Music of Harold Arlen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of composer Harold Arlen's birth, Broadway stars Faith Prince and Tom Wopat join an all-star jazz ensemble to pay tribute to an American legend.
Harold Arlen (born as Hyman Arluck) was born on Feb. 15, 1905 in Buffalo, New York.
Along with other great American songwriters, such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Richard Rodgers, Harold Arlen laid the foundation of musical history in the 20th century with his standards.
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 Arlen, Harold on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
ARLEN, HAROLD [Arlen, Harold], 1905-86, American jazz and popular composer, b.
From the age of seven Arlen sang in the synagogue where his father was cantor, at 15 he left school to play jazz piano, and at 16 he left home.
BASH celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of five songwriters: Harold Arlen, Marc Blitzstein, Dorothy Fields, Frederick Loewe, and Jule Styne.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/A/Arlen-H1a.asp   (483 words)

  
 Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Harold Arlen (1999) (V)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Harold very much wanted children, but Anya's health was for a long time questionable because of a later discovered brain tumor.
Harold spent much time with Samuel, and Samuel always looked to Harold as his father.
Harold officially adopted Samuel sometime in the mid seventies.
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 Chicago events: Over the Rainbow: The Music of Harold Arlen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lampkin Music Group is proud to present "Harold Arlen - The Man Behind the Curtain," a benefit for the Bailiwick Repertory Theater.
This special concert features the Chicago debut of Sam and Joan Arlen, the son and daughter - in-law of this great man. Sam is a saxophone musician and CEO of S.A. Music, the publishing company which handles his father' music.
This concert is sanctioned by the Official Harold Arlen Centennial Committee.
www.chicagopride.com /calendar/event.cfm/id/34490   (472 words)

  
 TIME.com -- Richard Corliss: That Old Feeling: The Rainbow Man
Here are ten songs from Harold's hit parade, all written between 1930 and 1935, the year he turned 30.
Arlen and Koehler had to be content with the royalties from recorded versions of their tunes.
Arlen, facing the mic, has the confidence of a showman who knows he can get an audience's attention by whispering, and can pour out a man's sorrows while sounding almost like a girl.
www.time.com /time/columnist/corliss/article/0,9565,1034170,00.html?cnn=yes   (1976 words)

  
 Harold Arlen, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
Though he moved to Hollywood in the '30s, Arlen kept penning songs for Broadway, working with other lyricists like Dorothy Fields, Les Robin, Johnny Mercer, Yip Harburg and Ira Gershwin as well as Koehler.
Arlen made a few albums as a performer, among them sessions with Duke Ellington and Barbra Streisand.
At present only one Arlen album, Harold Sings Arlen, with Streisand is available and it's not on CD.
www.emusic.com /artist/10556/10556580.html   (308 words)

  
 Talkin' Broadway - Sound Advice: Harold Arlen Centennial - 3/15/05
Arlen's first and lasting musical influence is what he heard growing up in a temple as the son of a cantor in Buffalo, New York State's capital of snow.
Her one-woman Arlen concert (with Sam Arlen on sax), part of the official centennial, used some of the songs heard here, and others.
Despite having chosen Arlen songs with primarily sad lyrics, Anne Burnell's CD is not one of those collections of laments which "cry" out to be listened to with a pint of whiskey and a quart of self-pity.
www.talkinbroadway.com /sound/mar1505.html   (2735 words)

  
 Harold Arlen --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
Arlen was most prolific from 1929 through the 1950s.
U.S. composer Harold Arlen contributed such popular songs as “Over the Rainbow,”; “Blues in the Night,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “I Love a Parade,” and “Stormy Weather”; to Hollywood movies and Broadway musicals.
Harold Foster drew magnificent landscapes as backgrounds for his Prince Valiant comics.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9009482   (600 words)

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