During the Second World War, Morrow served in the U.S. Navy as a musician. In the post-war years he became a member of the Jimmy Dorsey Band. When Dorsey took sick he asked Morrow to fill in as bandleader. In 1946 Morrow hired a singer for his own band by the name of Eddie Fisher helping to launch the crooner's career. By the 1950s after signing on with RCA Victor in 1951, Buddy had a couple of million-seller Billboard hits by 1952 in the recordings of Night Train and Rose, Rose, I Love You." He also produced two albums of TV show themes released in 1960 called Impact and Double Impact." In the 1970s Buddy led The Glenn Miller Orchestra temporarily. In 1976 he and his family moved to Florida and on the eve of considering retirement was offered the opportunity to lead the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ghost band which became a permanent gig beginning in 1977, leading the band right up to his death having just completed a performance with the orchestra a few days before. The Official Tommy Dorsey Orchestra conducted by Buddy Morrow website is linked here. Buddy Morrow's Wikipedia profile can be found here. A more detailed obituary can be found here by Eloísa Ruano González of The Orland Sentinal newspaper. A three-part 2007 interview of Buddy on the BigBandBuddies website can be found here. Honor Buddy's memory by stopping by a memorial site that has been set up on-line at buddymorrow.people2remember.com. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the local Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home.
Here is the original Buddy Morrow 1952 hit Night Train":
Here is Buddy Morrow leading the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in a video of Well Get It" that includes some Tommy Dorsey home movie clips: