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:
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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