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Nelson Smock Riddle, Jr
Date of Birth June 1, 1921, Oradell, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Death October 6, 1985 (aged 64)
Gender Male
Nationality American
Occupation Arranger, Conductor

Nelson Smock Riddle, Jr. was a swing era bandleader as well as as composer and arranger that primarily worked with Capitol Records. Riddle worked with Capitol with artists such as Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, and Peggy Lee. Nelson Riddle didn't work with Frank Sinatra, however, until 1953, with "I've Got the World on a String."

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Riddle worked on several works with Sinatra during their years with Captiol Records. Such albums included High Society and Only the Lonely. He also worked with other sountracks for films such as Robin and the 7 Hoods, Pal Joey, and Ocean's 11.

Riddle also worked with Sinatra during the Reprise era as well, working on only a few albums, the most famous being their last work together, Strangers in the Night.