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Hueston, Billy
director 1914-41, treasurer 1917-28). Educ: Urbana public schools; harmony and counterpoint, Chicago. Organized own dance orchestra; staff composer Chicago publishing house of Charles K. Harris. For many years composer for stage productions in Chicago and New York, including Chow Chow (Chicago, 1902); The Runaways (title of New York pro­duction of Chow Chow). From 1915-23, musical spectacles of New York Hippodrome; music for seven Zieg-feld Follies. Shows: Fantana, Mexi-carta; Mamselle Sallie; A Knight for a Day; The Girl at tlie Helm; The Midnight Sons; The Air King; The Jolly Bachelors; The Bachelor Belles; Follies (1911); The Three Romeos; The Man from Cook's; A Winsome Widow; Follies of 1912; Follies of 1917, Cheer Up; Hitchy Koo; Every­thing; Among the Girls; Miss Millions; Good Times; Sonny; Better Times; The Elusive Lady; Nifties of 1923; The Girl from Cook's; Yours Truly; Three Cheers; Here and There. Songs: "Poor Butterfly"; "Just My Style"; "Life is a See-Saw"; "Little Girl in Blue"; "What Am I Going to Do to Make You Love Me", "Beautiful Girl"; "The Ladder of Roses"; "Hello, IVe Been Looking for You"; "Melody-land"; "Somebody Else"; "Look at the World and Smile." Home: Miami, Fla. Address: c/o ASCAP.
Huddleston, Floyd Houston, author; b. McComb, Miss., Aug. 19, 1919. ASCAP 1949. Songs: "He's Just My Kind"; "Highway to Love ; "You Started Something"; "Just for Laughs"; "You Can't Do Wrong Doin' Right"; "Of All Things." Home: Hol­lywood, Calif. Address: c/o ASCAP.
Hudson, Will, composer, conductor, arranger; b. Barstow, Calif., March 8, 1908. ASCAP 1935. Educ.: De­troit public schools; music with pri­vate teachers, Detroit. Arranger for
dance orchestras 1929; 1931 or­ganized own band. Staff member popular music publishing houses; in 1939 reorganized band. Armed forces 1943-45. From 1948 studying com­position at Juilliard School of Music; working on serious music. Instru-mentals: "White Heat"; "Jazznoch-racy"; "Devil's Kitchen"; "Witch Doctor." Songs: "Tormented"; "Moon-glow"; "You're Not the Kind"; "Or­gan Grinder's Swing"; "Mr. Ghost Goes to Town"; "Sophisticated Swing." Home: New York, N.Y. Ad­dress: c/o ASCAP.
Huerter, Charles, composer, author, pianist, radio artist; b. Brooklyn, N.Y., Jan. 10, 1885. ASCAP 1929. Educ.: until eighteen, piano instruc­tion from father; Syracuse Univ.,. piano and harmony under Jos. C. Seiter; piano, Adolph Frey; counter­point, composition, William Berwald; Royal Acad., Charlottenburg-Berlin, Germany, counterpoint, composition with Paul Juon. For many years Syra­cuse, N.Y., teacher piano, theory, composition. Has written more than two thousand works incl. piano teach­ing pieces, all grades; violin and cello-pieces, choral pieces and songs, sa­cred and secular; special orchestral arrangements. Home: 318 Allen St., Syracuse 10, N.Y.
Hueston, Billy, composer, author; b. West New York, N.J., Aug. 18, 1896. ASCAP 1935. Educ.: Weehawken, N.J., public schools; New York Univ., majored in journalism; course in radio production at N.B.C., sponsored by New York Advertising Club. Started writing both songs and other works soon after high school. World War I, U.S. Army 1917; served overseas; 1919-returned to U.S.; holder of Croix de Guerre; previously had served four years in Natl. Guard of New Jersey. Sold and exploited music for several years for music publishing houses; also*

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