Riddle, Nelson

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Nelson Riddle was one of America's most prolific composer/arrangers of the post-World War II period. His credits include success with television, radio, film, and records. He worked with many of the popular icons in American culture including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, and Dean Martin.

From the description of Papers of Nelson Riddle, 1900-1995 (bulk 1945-1985). (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 57457251

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referencedIn William Dozier papers, 1941-1977 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Riddle, Nelson, 1921-1985. Papers of Nelson Riddle, 1900-1995 (bulk 1945-1985). University of Arizona Libraries
creatorOf Young, Collier, 1908-. The Rogues. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Ella Fitzgerald Collection, 1956-1992, (bulk 1960-1985) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Ambassador Auditorium Collection, 1974-1995 Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries
referencedIn Dozier, William, (1908-1991). Papers, 1941-1977. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Riddle, Nelson. Orchestrations, undated. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Fitzgerald, Ella. Ella Fitzgerald collection, 1956-1992 (bulk 1960-1985). Library of Congress
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associatedWith Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996. person
associatedWith Bush, George, 1924- person
associatedWith Carter, Jimmy, 1924- person
associatedWith Cole, Nat King, 1919-1965. person
associatedWith Dozier, William, (1908-1991) person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Ella. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Ella. person
associatedWith Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983. person
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. person
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994. person
associatedWith Reagan, Ronald. person
associatedWith Riddle, Naomi, 1921-1998. person
associatedWith Roberts, George, 1928- person
associatedWith Ronstadt, Linda. person
associatedWith Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998. person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith William Dozier, 1908-1991 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Dance orchestra music--Scores and parts
Jazz musicians
Arrangement (music)
Motion picture music--Scores
Television music--Scores
Big band music--Scores and parts
Music--20th century


Birth 1921-06-01

Death 1985-10-06



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