Interview: Van Alexander (Part 1) - JazzWax

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May 02, 2012


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Let's not forget that Van Alexander also was a prolific soundtrack composer. William Castle's "Strait-Jacket" was scored by Van, as well as the Don Siegel B-movie classic "Baby Face Nelson" starring Mickey Rooney. Cool clip from the movie including some coolest Fifties sound here:

A pleasure to read. Cheers, Mike

jOhn Cooper

Great that this living link to history is around to tell the tales!

jOhn Cooper

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