George Siravo, the arranger behind Doris Day’s ‘It’s Magic’ dies at 83
George Siravo, the man responsible for conducting/arranging some of Doris Day’s
early hits such as ‘It’s magic’ & ‘My dream is yours’ died at his home in
Medford (Ore) on February, 28th.
Aged 83 he led a star studded life working with stars such as Tony Bennett,
Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day and also with old blue eyes Frank Sinatra. Siravo
notably orchestrated many of Sinatra’s early 1950s albums (e.g. “Swing and Dance
With Frank Sinatra” (Columbia) and “Songs for Young Lovers” (Capitol)).
Working for Columbia, Warner Brothers, MGM and Universal Studios, Siravo was
also partly responsible for mega hits “My Blue Heaven,” “I’ve Got a Crush on
You” and “I Believe.” In 1959, Siravo also released his own acclaimed “Swingin’
Stereo in Studio A” album.
Born in Staten Island he began his career working with orchestras of Glenn
Miller, Gene Krupa, Charlie Barnet and Jan Savitt. Later he became a staff
arranger and conductor for Columbia Records which Ms. Day was signed to.
This site wishes all the best for his family at this time…..time is a great