Hugo Winterhalter And His Orchestra


Hugo Winterhalter (August 15, 1909 - September 17, 1973) was a highly acclaimed conductor, arranger, and composer with a long string of hits on the Pop charts beginning in the late 1940s. His best known songs include his Top 5 1956 hit cover of the jazz standard, "Canadian Sunset." He provided orchestral backing for such top hitmakers as Perry Como, Eddie Fisher, and Dinah Shore.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Blue Christmas (1949)
  • I Can Dream, Can't I? (1949)
  • Jealous Heart (1949)
  • Count Every Star (1950)
  • Mr. Touchdown, U.S.A. (1950)
  • Blue Tango (1952)
  • Vanessa (1952)
  • The Velvet Glove (1953)
  • The Little Shoemaker (1954)
  • Canadian Sunset (1956)

Pop charts debut year: 1949

Years active: ca. mid 1930s - 1960s

Genres: Easy listening, traditional pop

Labels: Columbia, RCA Victor, Kapp


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