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Heard on the soundtrack is trumpeter Ernie Royal, a longtime studio musician and member of various big bands who may have met Tiomkin through their mutual friend and associate Phil Moore. On tenor saxophone is Maxwell Davis, the father of West Coast rhythm and blues and member of the Fletcher Henderson and Victor Young orchestras. Davis’s combo included drummer Lee Young, who was also hired by Tiomkin for D.O.A.’s recording session. Ragtime and honky-tonk pianist Ray Turner played on High Noon and other Tiomkin films. George Boujie went from the Skinnay Ennis Army Band to the MGM studio orchestra. In addition to acoustic bass, he excelled on tuba, which he played at MGM and on the Flintstones animated series. Two years after D.O.A., he voiced “Tubby the Tuba,” the most famous tuba in history, when Decca released the classic Danny Kaye recording.