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Get To Know Mundell Lowe On 'Unsung Heroes, Influential But Overlooked Masters Of Modern Music'

Mar 7, 2018

Mundell Lowe in Saarbrücken 2000.
Credit Walter Gehring (CC-BY-3)

For artists as different as the Everly Brothers and Benny Goodman, Mundell Lowe was a true unsung hero. He provided both rhythm and lead guitar for performers like Billie Holiday, Rosemary Clooney, Sarah Vaughan and even Johnny Ray.

Known as “Mundy” in the business, he was a composer, arranger and orchestral director and raconteur and contributed to the soundtracks of some prominent motion pictures and television shows including “Rawhide,” “Peter Gunn,” and even Woody Allen’s “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex.” His career lasted some astounding 80 years.

Enjoy the virtuosity, compositions, and stories of Mundell Lowe on another edition of “Unsung Heroes, Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music,” Monday, March 12 at 8 p.m. on Montana Public Radio.