Friday, 26 February 2010

The Ray Conniff HI-FI Companion

"Over the last few years Ray Conniff has made a name for himself as one of the foremost conductor-arrangers of our time, dynamic, highly imaginative and equally skilled in handling voices and instruments. As this truly delightful album demonstrates, he has struck out along bold new paths; he has explored the fields of colour and texture with such effect that he has attracted a host of imitators who are unable to conjure up his magic but are conscious that he has recreated the essence of popular music."

First record: Side 1

You Do Something To Me (Weller)
They Can't Take That Away From Me (Carey)
Hello Young Lovers (Sparks)
Where Or When (Rodgers & Hart)
All The Things You Are (Kern)
People Will Say We're In Love (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

First record: Side 2

On The Streets Where You Live (Loewe-Lerner)
Moonlight Serenade (Miller-Parish)
The Way You Look Tonight (John-Taupin)
As Time Goes By (Hupfeld)
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Kern-Harbach)
Lullaby Of Birdland (Zawinul)

Second record: Side 1

Cheek To Cheek (Sahara Hotnights)
Thanks For The Memory (Wentz-Stump-Hurley-Tohrman)
Easy To Love (Hess-Bray)
Laura (Hoffman-Sellards)
It Might As Well Be Spring (Rodgers-Hammerstein)
Warsaw Concerto (Addinsell)

Second record: Side 2

I Could Have Danced All Night: I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face (Loewe-Lerner)
An improvisation on "Liebestraum" (Liszt)
An improvisation on "Dance Of The Sugar-Plum Fairy" (Tchaikovsky)
Young At Heart (Dallin-Fahey-Woodward-Hodgens)
In The Still Of The Night (Coverdale-Sykes)
I'll See You Again (Coward)

BET 101 - (p) 1958

Some of the writing credits may not be real, just seeing if anyone's paying attention! Or maybe Ray Conniff really did cover Paul Weller, Mariah Carey, Sparks, Elton John, Birdland, Sahara Hotnights, Fallout Boy, Scissor Sisters, Bananarama and Whitesnake!!!

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