Ken Darby

Kenneth Lorin Darby

Also known as Darby, Derby, K. Darby, K. Darby Lorin, Kenneth Darby, Kenneth Lorin Darby
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Discography of Ken Darby:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 How The West Was Won, Original Soundtrack 16 Audio 1963 MGM Records
2 How The West Was Won, Original Soundtrack 16 Audio 1963 MGM Records
3 How The West Was Won, Original Soundtrack 16 Audio 1985 MCA Records
4 How The West Was Won, Original Soundtrack 16 Audio 1963
5 How The West Was Won, Original Soundtrack 16 Audio
6 How The West Was Won, Original Soundtrack 16 Audio 1963 MGM Records
7 How The West Was Won (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 59 Audio 1997
8 Great American Film Scores / The Kentuckian 14 Audio 1977 Entr'acte (2)
9 How The West Was Won, Original Soundtrack 16 Audio 1963 MGM Records


Ken Darby (born: May 13, 1909 Hebron, NE - died: January 24, 1992 in Sherman Oaks, California.) was an Academy Award and Grammy Award winning American composer, vocal arranger, conductor, choral director, singer and author. He has shared in winning an Oscar three times for [i]The King and I[/i] (1956), [i]Porgy and Bess[/i] (1959) and [i]Camelot[/i] (1967) and was nominated for three others: [i]South Pacific[/i] (1958), [i]Flower Drum Song[/i] (1961) and [i]How the West Was Won[/i] (1963). He shared a Grammy Award with [a=André Previn] for [i]Porgy and Bess[/i] (1959).

Highlights of his career include: his choral group, [a=Ken Darby Singers, The], singing backup for [a=Bing Crosby] on the original 1942 Decca Records studio recording of "White Christmas"; composer and production supervisor for Walt Disney Studios; choral and vocal director on the 1946 Disney film classic, [i]Song of the South[/i]; associate producer of many record albums; vocal coach for [a=Marilyn Monroe] for [i]Gentlemen Prefer Blondes[/i] (1953) and [i]There's No Business Like Show Business[/i] (1954); composed the [a=Elvis Presley] hit "Love Me Tender" (he signed the rights over to his wife, [a=Vera Matson], whose name appears as co-lyricist with Elvis Presley for royalty purposes).


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