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Nom de naissance Hidle Brown Barnum
Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 15 juillet 1936 (85 ans)

Hidle Brown "H. B." Barnum (born July 15, 1936) is an American pianist, arranger, record producer, songwriter, and former child actor.


After winning a nationwide talent contest at the age of four and starring in the motion picture Valley of the Sun Marches On, Barnum continued his acting career on TV in the Amos 'n Andy Shows, the Jack Benny Show, and others, making his first solo recording as Pee Wee Barnum in 1950.

He then joined doo-wop groups The Dootones and, in 1956, The Robins (later The Coasters), for whom he played piano. In 1960, under the pseudonym "Dudley" he recorded the radio hit "El Pizza," a parody of Marty Robbins' "El Paso". In 1961 he had the only hit under his own name, the instrumental "Lost Love", and in the same year recorded the first version of "Nut Rocker", credited to Jack B. Nimble and the Quicks. He also recorded three albums as a singer-pianist during the 1960s.

In 1962, Barnum, in collaboration with Bill Aken and Lan-Cet Records did the big band arrangement for the 1962 gubernatorial campaign recording to tie in with Goodwin "Goody" Knight's bid for re-election as Governor of California. Johnny Mercer gave the o.k. for using Aken's re-written lyrics to his old standard of "Goody Goody." In spite of the fact that it was done for a political campaign, the band's final recording was a superlative work of musical genius on the part of Barnum and Aken. Goodwin Knight subsequently pulled out of the campaign and copies of the record are very rare and hard to find.

H. B. owned his own label, Little Star Records.

Since that time he has become most widely known as an arranger, for a very wide range of performers including Lou Rawls, Count Basie, O.C. Smith, Frank Sinatra, The Supremes, Donna Loren, Aretha Franklin, Little Richard, Gladys Knight, Al Wilson, the Pump Girls, and the Little Tots. Barnum also produced, along with Johnnie Walls of JWP Productions which distributed the record, the 1985 hip-hop comedy song "Rappin' Duke."
In addition, he also produced "The Fish Song", a rare song by The New Creation, released on Salaam Records.

H.B. Barnum had an album recorded by the Novells, a Los Angeles area band, titled, That Did It! in 1968. The album which never was properly promoted surprisingly re-emerged as an import some 40-years later when it was released in the United Kingdom in July 2005 and again in December 2007 by Radioactive Records.

H. B. Barnum is the older brother of backup singer Billie Barnum.

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The Wrecking Crew, 1h41
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Thriller, Comédie, Documentaire, Action, Musical
Thèmes La musique, Documentaire sur la musique, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentaire sur les villes, Musique
Acteurs Micky Dolenz, Brian Wilson, Sonny Bono, H. B. Barnum, Glen Campbell, Cher
Note75% 3.7942053.7942053.7942053.7942053.794205
Popular music of the 1960s was dominated by young bands like The Beach Boys, The Mamas & the Papas, Jan and Dean, and The Monkees. Listening to rock and roll on jukeboxes and car radios created devoted fans of these groups, whose music communicated the optimism and sorrow of a generation contending with strong countercultural forces.


Emma Mae
Emma Mae (1976)
, 1h40
Réalisé par Jamaa Fanaka
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie, Romance
Rôle Compositeur de musique originale
Note61% 3.0994153.0994153.0994153.0994153.099415
Black Sister's Revenge is about a teen moving from a small southern town to be with her family in Los Angeles. When Emma Mae (Jerri Hayes) first moves to Los Angeles, she is made fun of for being big and from the country south ; but she eventually gets accepted and begins dating Jesse Amos (Ernest Williams III). When Amos and Zeke (Charles David Brooks, III), neighborhood drug dealers goes to jail, Emma Mae plots a bank robbery to get cash for his bail. She later finds out that he doesn't love her and used her.
Five on the Black Hand Side, 1h36
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie
Thèmes Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Clarice Taylor, Leonard Jackson, Godfrey Cambridge, Virginia Capers, Glynn Turman, D'Urville Martin
Rôle Musicien
Note63% 3.1968653.1968653.1968653.1968653.196865
During the weekend of her daughter's wedding, Mrs. Gladys Ann Brooks, a meek wife (played by Clarice Taylor) and her three children; Gideon Brooks (Glynn Turman), Booker T. Washington-Brooks (D'Urville Martin), and Gail Brooks (Bonnie Banfield) finally decides to stand up to their overbearing husband and father Mr. John Henry Brooks Jr. (Leonard Jackson) who displays retrogressive behavior.
Hit Man
Hit Man (1972)
, 1h30
Réalisé par George Armitage
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Action
Acteurs Bernie Casey, Pam Grier, Roger E. Mosley, Don Diamond, Marilyn Joi, Carmen Argenziano
Rôle Musicien
Note58% 2.902082.902082.902082.902082.90208
Oakland hitman Tyrone Tackett (Bernie Casey) comes home to southern California for the funeral of his brother Cornell. Cornell left behind his wild daughter Rochelle (Candy All), who rejects Tyrone's offer to live with him. Tyrone befriends his late brother’s business partner, Sherwood Epps (Sam Laws), and stays in town to investigate his brother's death. He is threatened by gangsters who tell him to leave town, but they've threatened the wrong man.