Ray recalls his early days in Boston playing trombone with the Society Bands, including Dan Murphy’s Musical Skippers, performing in New York with Bunny Berrigan, Artie Shaw, and Bob Crosby and his eventual glory years at Columbia records...
November 6, 2008... Ray would have been 92. In order to commemorate his birthday, watch YOUtube and sing along. Joseph Raymond Conniff (November 6, 1916 - October 12, 2002) was an American musician. He was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts, and learned to play the trombone from his father. He studied music arranging from a course book.
Faust Waltz Amapola I Guess It's Better That Way MAXINE GRAY sings There'll Be Some Changes Made Vienna Waltz OFFENBACH Orpheus In The Underworld MAXINE GRAY sings It All Comes Back to Me Now Indefinate Ryhthm
John Barry turns 75. The composer of "Somewhere In Time", "Out of Africa," "Dances With Wolves," "Born Free," "Midnight Cowboy" and "The Lion in Winter" -- as well as such iconic James Bond themes as "Goldfinger," "You Only Live Twice" and "Diamonds Are Forever" -- is believed to be the sole Brit to have won as many as five Academy Awards.
Conductor/arranger Ray Ellis, who arranged such classics as "Chances Are" by Johnny Mathis, "Splish Splash" by Bobby Darin and "Standing on the Corner" by the Four Lads, died Monday, 27 October 2008, in Encino of complications from melanoma. He was 85. During a career that spanned almost 65 years, the Philadelphia native also arranged for acts including Tony Bennett, Doris Day, the Drifters, Connie Francis, Judy Garland and Ray Price.
My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice DELIUS Dance for Harpsichord Carry Me Back to Old Virginny Do I Worry? vocalist maxine Gray Cari Mia Rhumba RUBINSTEIN Melody in F Come Down To Earth, My Angel Maxine Gray Plantation Moods
NANA MOUSKOURI born 12 or 13 OCTOBER 1934. The pop singer from Greece became an international singing sensation and is credited with selling more records worldwide than any other female singer. She recorded for Philips, Polydor. Nana Mouskouri (in Greek, Nάνα Μούσχουρη), born as Ioanna Mouskhouri, in Chania, Crete, Greece. She was known as Nana to her friends and family as a child. (Note that in Greek her surname is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable rather than the second.) She has recorded in many different languages, including Greek, French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Welsh, among others.
The papers of legendary conductor, arranger and broadcaster Andre Kostelanetz have been donated to the Library of Congress by his estate. Kostelanetz died in 1980. The gift is a veritable treasure trove for students of 20th century music and broadcasting. The archive of Kostelanetz' personal property, papers, clippings, letters, sound recordings, posters, and photographs spans some 73 crates. It documents in detail the career of one of America's most remarkable men of music. The gift from Kostelanetz' estate will complement the gift of scores and parts for many of his arrangements Kostelanetz made to the Library of Congress. His papers will join those of George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Lorenz Hart, Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner, and Irving Berlin, among others in the Library's collection of material belonging to eminent American musicians.
Composer Sammy Cahn wrote the lyrics to some of America's most popular songs, recorded by Frank Sinatra and dozens of other artists. Cahn died 15 years ago, but Mike O'Sullivan reports, a recent tribute to the composer reintroduced his music to a new generation.
Please allow about 30 seconds to display the player of our individual vintage orchestral music podcasts- presenting the Best of Beautiful Music from FM stereo radios' formative days. Selections from Broadway, Hollywood and America's great collection of standards...in sweeping instrumental programmed modules. Each was recorded off the air in the 1950's - '70s. Some later promo recordings are included in some of our podcasts. This material was distributed by the recording companies for promotional purposes and was not for sale. Enjoy these segments from the early years of FM Stereo radio broadcasting.
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