Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra


Charlie Barnet (October 26, 1913 - September 4, 1991) was a saxophonist, composer, and orchestra leader from New York City who became famous beginning in the late 1930s. His long string of hits includes the chart-topping "Where Was I?" (1940) which was featured in the soundtrack to "'Til We Meet Again."

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • All This And Heaven Too (1940)
  • Pompton Turnpike (1940)
  • Redskin Rhumba (1940)
  • Six Lessons From Madame La Zonga (1940)
  • The Breeze And I (1940)
  • Where Was I? (1940)
  • I Hear A Rhapsody (1941)
  • Southern Fried (1941)
  • That Old Black Magic (1943)
  • Cement Mixer (Put-Ti, Put-Ti) (1946)

Pop charts debut year: 1936

Years active: 1932-1967

Genres: Swing, big band

Labels: Bluebird, Decca


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