Will Hudson (March 8, 1908 - July 16, 1981)

Will Hudson (March 8, 1908 - July 16, 1981)

 Will Hudson (born March 8, 1908, Barstow, California – died July 16, 1981, Isle of Palms, South Carolina) was an American songwriter, composer, arranger and conductor. Being a big band leader, he flourished from the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s. Will Hudson and Eddie DeLange worked well together as a songwriting team, co-authoring in 1934, among other titles, Moonglow, which became a great standard of popular music. DeLange wrote the lyrics, while Hudson composed melody. Between 1936 and 1938 Hudson led a band with Eddie DeLange, in early 1938, they decided to go their separate ways. In 1939 and 1940 Hudson conducted his own band.

Hudson’s popular-music compositions include Tormented, Organ Grinder's Swing, Sophisticated Swing, Jazznochracy, Mr. Ghost Goes to Town, White Heat, Devil's Kitchen, Hocus Pocus, You’re Not the Kind, and Witch Doctor.


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