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Ken Darby

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Born: May 13, 1909 | Died: January 24, 1992    Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Ken Darby

Born in Hebron, NE. Composer How The West Was Won(1963), songwriter “Make Mine Music” (1946), choral director, conductor, arranger, singer and author, educated at Christian College and a student of Tibor Serly, Ernst Toch, Herman Hand, and Victor Young.

Darby originated the King's Men male vocal quartet in 1929 and appeared on radio, films, concerts, television and recordings. Later he led and arranged music for the Ken Darby Singers. He was a writer and production supervisor for Walt Disney Studios, and associate producer of many record albums. He was choral and vocal director on the 1946 Disney film classic, Song of the South, Pinocchio, his Singers backing up Cliff Edwards on the classic “When You Wish Upon a Star” (1940)....
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How The West Was Won
MGM/Verve (1963)

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