from Cincinnati, OH
June 28, 1907 - April 24, 1983 (age 75)
One of the finer arrangers of the swing era, Jimmy Mundy never became a big name to the general public, but musicians of the era certainly knew who he was. He played tenor in various local bands and when he was hired by Earl Hines in 1932, he originally played in the orchestra. However, it was his charts (including his original Cavernism, Everything Depends on You, and Copenhagen) that gave him a strong reputation. In 1936, he became a staff arranger for Benny Goodman, writing arrangements for such pieces as Bugle Call Rag, Jumpin' at the Woodside, Swingtime in the Rockies, Solo Flight, and Sing, Sing, Sing. He also wrote charts for Count Basie, Gene Krupa, Paul Whiteman, Dizzy Gillespie (1949), and Harry James, among many others, and remained active into the 1970s. Jimmy Mundy led relatively few sessions: a small-group date in 1937, four songs by his short-lived orchestra in 1939, a few existing broadcasts of his 1946 Los Angeles band, and he led two obscure Epic albums during 1958-1959. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
Skymaster - Jimmy Mundy
One O'Clock Boogie
Jimmy Mundy Swing Club 7 - Sunday Special
Jimmy Mundy Swing Club 7 - All Aboard
Lorez Alexandria "Travelin' Light" written by Jimmy Mundy and Trummy Young, lyrics by Johnny Mercer
" Air Mail Special " Benny Goodman , Jimmy Mundy , Charlie Christian.
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra "Swingtime in the Rockies" (1936) Arranged by Jimmy Mundy
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