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Joe Bushkin

Joe Bushkin, who passed away in November 2004, was a legend in his time. A pianist, composer, arranger and vocalist of superb talents and impeccable taste. A professional for over 70 years, he started at age 15 playing gigs with Benny Goodman, Bunny Berigan and Eddie Condon.

Among his many achievements, he had the distinction of accompanying Billie Holiday on her first recording, as a leader, writing Frank Sinatra’s first hit song, “Oh! Look At Me Now” when they were with Tommy Dorsey’s band, and serving as Bing Crosby’s last musical director and playing on his last recording session. In between, he also wrote songs for Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, the Andrews Sisters, Louis Jordan and Nat “King” Cole.

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Albums

Live At The Embers 1952
Live At The Embers...
Dot Time Records
2016
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In Concert Town Hall
In Concert Town Hall
Collectables
2003
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Play It Again, Joe
Kedar Entertainment Group
1977
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Night Sounds San...
Kedar Entertainment Group
1966
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[no cover]
Night Sounds - San...
Kedar Entertainment Group
1966
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[no cover]
In Concert, Town Hall
Kedar Entertainment Group
1964
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