Jerry Wald And His Orchestra


Jerry Wald (January 15, 1918 - ca. September, 1973) was a clarinetist and big band leader with a style often compared to that of Artie Shaw who became famous beginning in the early 1940s. His best known songs include his rendition of the theme from the 1944 film noir classic, "Laura," with vocals provided by Dick Merrick.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Since You Went Away (1944)
  • Candy (1945)
  • Laura (1945)

Pop charts debut year: 1944

Years active: ca. 1940s - 1950s

Genres: Traditional pop, jazz

Labels: Columbia, Decca, Kapp, Majestic, MGM/Lion, Sonora


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