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Jay Blackton

p, 1909-1994 US
Musician / Composer / Conductor of Soundtrack
A.k.a. Jacob Schwartzdorf

Jay Blackton (born March 25, 1909, New York City, New York, USA - died January 8, 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA) was a composer, pianist, conductor and director. Won an Oscar for Best Musical Score with Oklahoma! in 1955. Blackton also scored the Broadway musicals Annie Get Your Gun, Guys And Dolls and Hello, Dolly! among others

  • Soundtrack
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  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Overture on Oklahoma! 75th Anniversary by Various Artists
Overture on George M! by Original Broadway Cast of George M!
Overture on Redhead by Original Broadway Cast of Redhead
Pick-Pocket Tango on Redhead by Original Broadway Cast of Redhead
Overture on Call Me Madam by Musical Cast Recording
Dream Dance (Elsie's Vision) on Redhead by Original Broadway Cast of Redhead
Overture on Wish You Were Here by Original Broadway Cast of Wish You Were Here
Miss Liberty: Overture on Miss Liberty by Irving Berlin & Original Broadway Cast of Miss Liberty
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: Overture on A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Arthur Schwartz & The Original Broadway Cast Of A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
Overture and Te Deum on Rex by Original Broadway Cast of Rex

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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
Let Me Sing And I'm Happy: The Best Of Irving BerlinJay Blackton1957Album
Luck Be A Lady / If I Were A BellMarlon Brando / Jean Simmons ,With Orchestra Conducted By Jay Blackton1956Single
The Merry WidowFernando Lamas - Franz Lehár - MGM Studio Orchestra and Chorus Conducted By Jay Blackton1953Album
Oklahoma!Richard Rodgers And Oscar Hammerstein II / "Oklahoma!" Orchestra And Chorus Directed By Jay Blackton1943Album
Oklahoma!Rodgers & Hammerstein / Alfred Drake, Joan Roberts, Howard Da Silva, Celeste Holm, Lee Dixon With "Oklahoma!" Orchestra And "Oklahoma!" Chorus Directed By Jay BlacktonAlbum
I Cain't Say No / Poor Jud Is Daid"Oklahoma!" Orchestra Under The Direction Of Jay BlacktonAlbum
The Merry WidowFernando Lamas, Jay Blackton, MGM Studio OrchestraSingle
The Merry Widow (soundtrack)Fernando Lamas, Trudy Erwin, Jay Blackton, MGM Studio Orchestra, Richard HaydnAlbum
Excerpts From 'The Merry Widow'Fernando Lamas, MGM Studio Orchestra, Jay BlacktonSingle
The Merry WidowFernando Lamas - Franz Lehár - MGM Studio Orchestra and Chorus Conducted By Jay BlacktonAlbum
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