In , the family relocated to Beaumont, Texas, where a teenaged James began playing with local dance bands. In , he got his first big break with the Ben Pollack Orchestra and in left to join the Benny Goodman Orchestra, where he began a high-note solo star.
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James formed his own big band in and had a hit in with his sweet instrumental rendition of "You Made Me Love You," a tune introduced 24 years earlier by Al Jolson and later popularized by Judy Garland in a recording. In , James hired a then-unknown singer from Hoboken, New Jersey named Frank Sinatra who was lured away later that year by rival bandleader Tommy Dorsey.
One of James' later bands included the sensational young drummer Buddy Rich. The trumpeter appeared in several movies during the height of his popularity in the '40s and in the film Young Man with a Horn , based on the life of trumpeter Bix Beiderbecke, he played the trumpet parts dubbed by the film's star Kirk Douglas.
James remained a relentless road warrior for the next 40 years, playing and touring well into his 60s. His last recordings came in the '70s—'s Mr.
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Trumpet and 's live Comin' from a Good Place. In , he was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer but continued to work, playing his last professional job on June 26, , just nine days before his death. Frank Sinatra gave the eulogy at his funeral in Las Vegas. The Harry James Orchestra continues touring to this day under the direction of veteran trumpeter Fred Radke.
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Share Tweet Submit Pin. There's a little bit of you and some of me There's a little bit of everything you see But you don't know why Harry cried There's a time right after love when you feel low Like a bird with perfect wings denied the sky But you don't know why Harry cried. Take a look at the common man He can talk with the use of his hands Pass you on by with a smile Like he just don't care Take a look at yourself in the light People see by the look in your eyes Either you're deaf or you're blind Or you just don't care Well something stirred today Young Harry he passed away.
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Someone moves and a leaf falls to the ground Morning comes and he is not around But you don't know why Harry cried. Well you pick him up and you put him in your hand And he slips on through like tiny bits of sand But you don't know why Harry cried. Take a look at the common man He can talk with the use of his hands Pass you on by with a smile Like he just don't care Take a look at yourself in the light People see by the look in your eyes Either you're deaf or you're blind Or you just don't care Well something stirred today Young Harry he passed away Bye bye.
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