Tutti, as he was nicknamed by Jimmy Dorsey, began the roots of his music career during the big band era of the 1930's and 1940's playing the trumpet for Jimmy Dorsey. He also had the opportunity to work on the Bing Crosby Show and was also an arranger for The Paul Whiteman band which happens to be the same band that Dave's Grandpa John Maloy used to perform in on piano and guitar.
In the 1950's, Tutti caught the eye of an executive for the Disney company and was asked to come aboard as their record label executive. He helped to produce such artists as Annette Funicello. He is actually the responsible for helping her develop her voice as well as her trademark "echo" style of singing. This helped push her into the spotlight not only as a Disney Mouseketeer but as a successful pop hit singer.
In 1960, at the slight suggestion from Walt Disney, Tutti opened his own recording studio Sunset Sound. Aside from producing and recording all of the Disneyland records here, several bands and artists recorded here including The Beach Boys (as seen below), Paul McCartney, John Lennon, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, and the lists goes on. This turned out to be a smart investment which still thrives today under the direction of his son Paul Camarata.
Over the years Tutti would continue to produce and release arrangements of some of his favorite classical orchestrated interpretations. Below are just a few of these LP's with some amazing artwork.
I leave you below with another one of my favorite arrangement's of his.
Till' Next Time,