Route 66: That Nelson Riddle Sound

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Route 66: That Nelson Riddle Sound features Riddle arrangements of swinging pop standards performed by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, conducted by Erich Kunzel. While Riddle made his name mostly by arranging for some of the most popular vocalists of the '50s, these versions are entirely instrumental; still, they do give a good idea of why Riddle's skills were in such high demand -- the music here is bright and cool, accessible to youthful hipsters and older fans of sweeter, more straight-ahead pop alike. Tenor saxophonist Ken Peplowski and trombonist Jim Pugh lead the instrumental soloists replacing the vocalists, and they do a fine job.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Route 66: That Nelson Riddle Sound features Riddle arrangements of swinging pop standards performed by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, conducted by Erich Kunzel. While Riddle made his name mostly by arranging for some of the most popular vocalists of the '50s, these versions are entirely instrumental; still, they do give a good idea of why Riddle's skills were in such high demand -- the music here is bright and cool, accessible to youthful hipsters and older fans of sweeter, more straight-ahead pop alike. Tenor saxophonist Ken Peplowski and trombonist Jim Pugh lead the instrumental soloists replacing the vocalists, and they do a fine job.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2000
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408053221
  • Catalog Number: 80532
  • Sales rank: 65,380

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Night and Day - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (3:57)
  2. 2 Zing Went the Strings of My Heart - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (3:28)
  3. 3 September in the Rain - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (3:20)
  4. 4 You and the Night and the Music - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (3:38)
  5. 5 I've Got You Under My Skin - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (3:45)
  6. 6 Let's Face the Music and Dance - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (2:29)
  7. 7 Summer Wind - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (2:44)
  8. 8 I Get Along Without You Very Well - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (3:17)
  9. 9 Nice 'n' Easy - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (2:43)
  10. 10 The Lady Is a Tramp - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (3:22)
  11. 11 Get Happy - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (2:51)
  12. 12 What's New? - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (4:23)
  13. 13 I'll Get by (As Long as I Have You) - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (2:51)
  14. 14 Let Yourself Go - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (3:21)
  15. 15 You Are My Lucky Star - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (2:31)
  16. 16 Lisbon Antigua (In Old Lisbon) - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (2:27)
  17. 17 Brother John - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (2:33)
  18. 18 Route 66 - Cincinnati Pops Big Band (2:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Erich Kunzel Primary Artist, Track Performer
Ken Peplowski Tenor Saxophone
Rick Baptist Trumpet
Tim Berens Guitar
Mike Berkowitz Drums
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Track Performer
Jim Pugh Trombone
Randy Sandke Trumpet
Julie Spangler Piano
Rich Jensen Vibes
Don Baldini Bass
David Edwards Alto Saxophone
Cincinnati Pops Big Band Track Performer
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Bobby Troup Composer
Fred E. Ahlert Composer
Alan Bergman Composer
Marilyn Bergman Composer
Michael Bishop Engineer
Howard Dietz Composer
Will Friedwald Liner Notes
Henry Mayer Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Nelson Riddle Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Jack Renner Engineer
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Roy Turk Composer
Robert Woods Producer
Robert Friedrich Engineer
Anilda Carrasquillo Art Direction, Cover Design
James F. Hanley Composer
Lew Spence Composer
Hans Bradtke Composer
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