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Willard Robison Net Worth

Willard Robison Net Worth is
$500,000

Willard Robison Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Willard Robison (September 18, 1894 – June 24, 1968) was an American vocalist, pianist, and composer of popular songs, born in Shelbina, Missouri. His songs reflect a rural, melancholy theme steeped in Americana and their warm style has drawn comparison to Hoagy Carmichael. Many of his compositions, notably "A Cottage for Sale", "Round My Old Deserted Farm", "Don't Smoke in Bed", "'Taint So, Honey, 'Taint So" and "Old Folks", have become standards and have been recorded countless times by jazz and pop artists including Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstine, Bing Crosby and Mildred Bailey. "A Cottage for Sale" alone has been recorded over 100 times.In the early 1920s, Robison led and toured with several territory bands in the Southwest. He met Jack Teagarden in this period, whom he befriended. In the late 1920s, Robison organized the Deep River Orchestra, later hosting a radio show entitled The Deep River Hour in the early 1930s.During the 1920s, Robison recorded extensively for Perfect Records, with scores of vocal recordings accompanying himself on piano (displaying his rather eccentric stride piano style), as well as "Deep River Orchestra" recordings using standard stock arrangements (including many popular and obscure songs) An interesting recording was his fox trot arrangement of George Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue on both sides of Perfect 14825 and Pathe 36644.In 1926-1927, Robison recorded a series of 8 moody, jazzy foxtrots with the umbrella name of American Suite:"After Hours" (American Suite No. 1) (Perfect 14728/Pathe 36547) 10/1/26 (unfortunately this was the only recording of the 8 that was acocustically recorded)"Piano Tuner's Dream" (American Suite No. 2) (Perfect 14743/Pathe 36562) 10/22/26"Darby Hicks" (American Suite No. 3) (Perfect 14744/Pathe 36563) 10/22/26"The Music Of A Mountain Stream" (American Suite No. 4) (Perfect 14755/Pathe 36574) 11/22/26"Tampico" (American Suite No. 5) (Perfect 14755/Pathe 36574) 11/22/26"Mobile Mud" (American Suite No. 6) (Perfect 14756/Pathe 36575) 10/22/26"Deep River" (American Suite No. 7) (Perfect 14774/Pathe 36593) 11/22/26"Harlem Blues" (American Suite No. 8) (Perfect 14821/Pathe 36640) 4/20/27He recorded for Perfect & Pathe from 1926 to 1928. Between 1928 and 1930, he recorded for Columbia, Harmony (and associated Diva and Velvet Tone labels) and Victor. He also recorded a session in 1937 for Master Records.Jack Teagarden recorded a critically praised album of Robison's songs in 1962 entitled Think Well of Me. Robison died in Peekskill, New York in 1968, aged 73.
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Date Of BirthSeptember 19, 1894
Died1968-06-24
Place Of BirthShelbina, Shelby County, Missouri, USA
ProfessionSoundtrack
Star SignVirgo
#Fact
1American composer of spiritual and blues-tinged jazz tunes, vocalist, pianist and leader of several territory bands, including the "Levee Loungers" and "The Deep River Boys".

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What Happened, Miss Simone?2015Documentary writer: "Don't Smoke in Bed"
Live by Request: K.D. Lang2000TV Movie writer: "Don't Smoke In Bed"
In Melbourne Tonight1969TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pardon My Gun1930lyrics: "A Cottage for Sale" / music: "A Cottage for Sale"
The Broadway Melody1929writer: "Truthful Parson Brown" 1928 - uncredited

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