Knowledge Identifier: +Ray_Leatherwood
American jazz double-bassist and session musician
Category: Music (655)
Born in 1914.
Countries: United States (64%), California (21%), Italy (7%)
Main connections: Joe Venuti, Mitch Miller, California
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Ray Leatherwood was born in 1914
Late in the 1930s he worked with Joe Venuti, and in the following decade played in Bob Chester's and Tommy Dorsey's bands
During World War II he played in military bands in California, played with Les Brown from 1947 into the next decade
He worked extensively as a freelance studio musician in the 1950s and 1960s, primarily in jazz and pop music
Cry Me a River
- The song was offered to Peggy King, but Columbia Records A&R chief Mitch Miller objected to the word "plebian" in the lyric and its first release was by actress/singer Julie London on Liberty Records in 1955, backed by Barney Kessel on guitar and Ray Leatherwood on bass
Ray Leatherwood died in 1996