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Q: US popular music ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: US popular music
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: gusbastien-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 29 Dec 2004 19:12 PST
Expires: 28 Jan 2005 19:12 PST
Question ID: 449028
Who wrote the chart (arrangement) for Wayne Newton's original
recording of "Danke Schon?"
Subject: Re: US popular music
Answered By: markj-ga on 30 Dec 2004 03:24 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
gusbastien --

The arranger of Danke Schoen was Jimmie Haskell.

Here are my sources for the information:

"Album Notes:
On [the album] "Danke Schoen," orchestra arranged and conducted by
Richard Behrke, except the song "Danke Schoen," which was arranged and
conducted by Jimmie Haskell."

Oldies: Collectables: Wayne Newton: Danke Schoen

"Mr. Haskell has worked with most the greats of the music business,
from Elvis Presley to Tina Turner. He arranged the classic Wayne
Newton song "Danke Schoen", and has done arrangements for Billy Joel,
Michael Jackson, Bobby Darin, Fats Domino, and Neil Diamond."

NewsVantage: Arts & Culture Arranger Jimmie Haskell: The Man Behind
the Music Mike O'Sullivan

Additional Information:

Here is a link to Jimmie Haskell's website:

Jimmie Haskell

Search Strategy:

I used various Google searches to find the information and to confirm
that there is no contrary online information.  Here are examples of
those searches:

wayne newton arranger "danke schoen OR schon"

wayne newton arranger OR arranged haskell danke 

"jimmie haskell"

I am confident that this is exactly the information you are seeking. 
If anything is unclear, please ask for clarification before rating the

gusbastien-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $3.00
I'm surprised.  I thought it was either Nelson Riddle or Pete Rugolo.

Subject: Re: US popular music
From: markj-ga on 30 Dec 2004 08:01 PST
gusbastein --

Thanks for the tip and the five stars.  Iy is interesting that Haskell
apparently didn't have a lasting relationship with Newton after they
collaborated on that mega-hit.

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