Louis I. "Buddy" Bregman (July 9, 1930 – January 8, 2017) was an American big band musician
"Buddy" Bregman was an American big band leader, arranger, producer, and composer. He worked with many of the greatest musical artists of 20th Century popular music, including: Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis Jr., Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Anita O'Day, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Jerry Lewis, Paul Anka, Buddy Rich, Eddie Fisher, Annie Ross, and Carmen McRae. He became Ethel Merman's personal arranger.
Bregman arranged and conducted on albums for Toni Harper, Jane Powell, and Ricky Nelson, plus various tracks for his friend Fred Astaire – including several of Astaire's own songs. Bregman arranged and conducted tracks such as Let There Be Love (Trend Records) for Bobby Shaw, and The Wayward Wind (Era Records) for Gogi Grant.
In addition, he produced a selection of his own instrumental albums, such as The Gershwin Anniversary Album, Funny Face & Other Gershwin Tunes, Swinging Kicks, Swingin' Standards, Dig Buddy in Hi-Fi, Symphony of the Golden West, Anita O'Day – Rules of the Road, and That Swing. Following his tenure at Verve Records he became the musical director on NBC's The Eddie Fisher Show, before featuring in his own show, Buddy Bregman's Music Shop.
WIKIPEDIA VIDEO: Bregman with Anita O'Day in concert...