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Friendly Persuasion
     

Friendly Persuasion

by Ray Conniff
 

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On Friendly Persuasion, Ray Conniff, with the help of his orchestra and chorus, interprets a variety of songs with brassy arrangements that at times include trombone solos played by Conniff himself. Conniff experimented with new stereo setups on this album, and they are briefly addressed in his sleeve notes. The chorus is wielded exclusively as an instrument on

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On Friendly Persuasion, Ray Conniff, with the help of his orchestra and chorus, interprets a variety of songs with brassy arrangements that at times include trombone solos played by Conniff himself. Conniff experimented with new stereo setups on this album, and they are briefly addressed in his sleeve notes. The chorus is wielded exclusively as an instrument on this outing -- there are none of the Mitch Miller-style singalongs heard on many of Conniff's other albums. The title track and "April Love" are associated with Pat Boone, but from there the repertoire moves in unusual directions, from "High Noon" to the Original Dixieland Jazz Band's "Tiger Rag." Despite his undeserved reputation as a purveyor of Muzak, Ray Conniff's LPs covered a lot of ground and were not all aimed at the same market. Friendly Persuasion is for fans of orchestral pop and wide stereo recordings, and for those who prefer the trademark wordless vocals with which Conniff is identified.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2001
Label:
Sony Special Product
UPC:
0079893428727
catalogNumber:
34287
Rank:
16691

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Conniff   Primary Artist,Trombone
Jimmy Rowles   Organ,Piano
Abe Most   Saxophone
Dick Cathcart   Trumpet
Bob Ralston   Piano
John Bambridge   Saxophone
Vangie Carmichael   Vocals
Stella Castellucci   Harp
Pat Collier   Vocals
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Hendrickson   Guitar
Milt Holland   Drums
Howard Roberts   Guitar
Jimmy Joyce   Vocals
Eddie Kusby   Trombone
John Lowe   Saxophone
Gene Merlino   Vocals
Ollie Mitchell   Trumpet
Loulie Jean Norman   Vocals
Vern Rowe   Vocals
Wally Snow   Percussion
Phil Stephens   Bass
Fred Falensby   Saxophone
B.J. Baker   Vocals
Jay Meyer   Vocals
Jimmy Zito   Trumpet
Joe Howard   Trombone
Ted Romersa   Saxophone
Ernie Tack   Trombone

Technical Credits

Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Ernie Altschuler   Producer
Ernest Chapman   Engineer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Mark Wilder   Remixing
Nedra Olds-Neal   Reissue Producer
Harry Da Costa   Composer
Dorothy Donnelly   Composer
Ernie Aktschuler   Producer

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