Hutch Davie

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Working with producer Bob Crewe, Hutch Davie provided the arrangements for such best-selling rock singles as Santo and Johnny's "Sleepwalk", in 1957, and the Angels' "My Boyfriend's Back" in 1962. A top-notch…
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Working with producer Bob Crewe, Hutch Davie provided the arrangements for such best-selling rock singles as Santo and Johnny's "Sleepwalk", in 1957, and the Angels' "My Boyfriend's Back" in 1962. A top-notch producer, Davie oversaw recordings by Shirley Ellis, Patty Duke, Leslie Gore, Ellie Greenwich and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Davie was nominated for a Grammy award for his arranging of the Bob Crewe Generation's 1967 album, Music To Watch Girls By.

A skilled pianist, Davie was co-writer and played piano on Jim Scott's novelty hit, "Green Door", in 1956. He recorded interpretations of jazz standards, including "Woodchopper's Ball", "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Glow Worm", with his band, the Honky Tonkers, and an album, Piano Memories featuring his solo playing.

Davie's most enduring work came as a songwriter and arranger. He served a stint as staff songwriter for Trinity Music, in New York's Brill Building and wrote for the Canadian-American, Congress and Caprice labels.