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.
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.
Our Podcasts use many PODSAFE artists! Submissions programmed from material provided to us by record label PR directors, individual performers and content suppliers like "musicSUBMIT.com" Content for Music Websites, "Worldflavas.com" committed to showcasing creative pieces of works from artists who are diligently pursuing their dreams to make their voices heard around the world and music from each of our "Cyber PR" artists is also made available to us FREE for downloading for promotional use on this site. Much of the music you hear on the podcasts is many times removed from the original source. Radio airchecks were recorded on ancient audio cassettes and converted to mp3 audio files. If there is an infringement concern just email the number of the podcast in question, your name and your attorney's name and their email address and we will make contact prior to removal. These are authentic vintage radio recordings and are posted here for historical, pop cultural education and entertainment value.
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