Monday, August 25, 2014

Actor, Musician, and Artist H.B. Barnum on ActorsE Chat With Host Ron Brewington

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H.B. Barnum will be appearing on ActorsE Chat August 25, 2014 at 10am PST and 1pm EST.  He is a native of Houston and has been writing music since he was a small child.  He has been a pianist, a composer, an arranger, as well as a producer, and  a songwriter.   He won a national talent contest when he was 4 year old and then was in a motion picture right away which was called Valley of the Sun Marches On.  H.B. then continued acting on Amos and Andy television shows and then was a part of the Jack Benny Show.  He was introduced to the musical world when he made his first recording as Pee Wee Barnum in 1950.

H.B. continued his singing career as he was joining all kinds of groups of Doo Wop singers all over the United States and then was creating parodies of popular songs which had been a part of the American subconscious for years.  Finally deciding to make music under his own name in 1961 H.B. Barnum published a song named, "Lost Love" under his own name.  He was also then getting into the mode of the prolific writer.  He began writing and recording on a regular basis and then recorded three albums during the 60's.

In 1962 he began a fruitful collaboration with Bill Aken as well as with Lan-Cet Records and then became the arranger for a few different campaigns for the governor's race.  In addition to that there were many bids for the re election of the governor of California.  There was a re write that was then used for a campaign and that became a major hit helping the governor to become re elected.

Barnum quickly became known as an amazing arranger and began to do work for Lou Rawls, Count Basie, O.C. Smith, Frank Sinatra, The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Little Richard, Gladys Knight, Al Wilson, and the Pump Girls.  He also then decided that it was time to begin the road to production as well.  He became a music producer and worked with the best and the brightest in the industry.

ActorsE Chat is a co production of Live Video, Inc. and Pepper Jay Productions.  We broadcast from the heart of Hollywood five days per week to bring you everything on the inside of the industry.  We have had over 1200 celebrity guests and have had over 6 million views.  

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