|David M. McKee|
26th Jun 2011
| ||A beautiful orchestral item from Archie and his orchestra, more of a classical piece than pop music. ‘Julie’s Jump’ is just there to fill up the other side of the disc.|
Archie Bleyer was born on June 12, 1909. His life was spent in show business. He was a bandleader, a producer, and in the early 1950s a musical director of the prestigious Arthur Godfrey TV show. He formed Cadence Records in 1953 and was responsible for launching the careers of Julius LaRosa, the Chordettes, the Everly Brothers, Andy Williams and Johnny Tillotson.
After ten successful years, Archie sold all the Cadence masters to Andy Williams and retired to Wisconsin. Unlike many other people in the music business, he stayed retired until his death on March 20, 1989 from Parkinson’s Disease.