- Ross Care
(b New York, Feb 7, 1914; d Los Angeles, CA, June 26, 1997). American composer, arranger, and songwriter. The son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Bassman studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music. From 1931 to 1934 he arranged for big bands, including those led by Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman. During this period he composed (with lyricist Ned Washington) the Tommy Dorsey theme “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You.” From ...