Friendly Persuasion

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All Music Guide - Greg Adams
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Adams
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2001
  • Label: Sony Special Product
  • UPC: 079893428727
  • Catalog Number: 34287
  • Sales rank: 92,096

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
Al 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, Mastering
Nedra Olds-Neal Reissue Producer
Harry Da Costa Composer
Dorothy Donnelly Composer
Ernie Aktschuler Producer
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