'S Awful Nice/'S Continental

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Actually, despite the similarities in title, this two-fer reissue combines an album from Ray Conniff's prime 'S Awful Nice with one that came four years later at the end of his successful run 'S Continental and was something of an attempt to recapture past times. The earlier album, like its popular predecessors, 'S Wonderful! and 'S Marvelous, featured standards in Conniff's patented style, with its swing instrumentation, danceable tempos and wordless chorus. On 'S Continental, he returned to that approach with a set of internationally flavored songs that were not quite as impressive "Tico Tico"? -- not that the casual listener and Conniff's listeners should be as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Actually, despite the similarities in title, this two-fer reissue combines an album from Ray Conniff's prime 'S Awful Nice with one that came four years later at the end of his successful run 'S Continental and was something of an attempt to recapture past times. The earlier album, like its popular predecessors, 'S Wonderful! and 'S Marvelous, featured standards in Conniff's patented style, with its swing instrumentation, danceable tempos and wordless chorus. On 'S Continental, he returned to that approach with a set of internationally flavored songs that were not quite as impressive "Tico Tico"? -- not that the casual listener and Conniff's listeners should be as casual as possible will notice much difference as one original album gives way to another.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/1998
  • Label: Sony/Bmg Int'l
  • EAN: 5099748980427
  • Catalog Number: 489804
  • Sales rank: 96,101

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Ray Conniff & His Orchestra (2:36)
  2. 2 Lullaby of Birdland - Ray Conniff & His Orchestra (2:10)
  3. 3 June in January - Ray Conniff & His Orchestra (2:36)
  4. 4 I Cover the Waterfront - Ray Conniff & His Orchestra (2:41)
  5. 5 The Very Thought of You - Ray Conniff & His Orchestra (2:10)
  6. 6 It Had to Be You - Ray Conniff & His Orchestra (2:51)
  7. 7 Paradise - Ray Conniff & His Orchestra (2:32)
  8. 8 April in Paris - Ray Conniff & His Orchestra (1:58)
  9. 9 That Old Feeling - Ray Conniff & His Orchestra (2:49)
  10. 10 Say It Isn't So - Ray Conniff & His Orchestra (2:12)
  11. 11 All the Things You Are - Ray Conniff & His Orchestra (2:26)
  12. 12 Lovely to Look At - Ray Conniff & His Orchestra (2:34)
  13. 13 The Continental (You Kiss While You're Dancing) - Ray Conniff, His Orchestra & Chorus (2:47)
  14. 14 The Whiffenpoof Song - Ray Conniff, His Orchestra & Chorus (3:23)
  15. 15 Beyond the Sea - Ray Conniff, His Orchestra & Chorus (3:34)
  16. 16 The Glow Worm - Ray Conniff, His Orchestra & Chorus (3:11)
  17. 17 The Poor People of Paris - Ray Conniff, His Orchestra & Chorus (2:50)
  18. 18 Strange Music - Ray Conniff, His Orchestra & Chorus (3:01)
  19. 19 Tico Tico - Ray Conniff, His Orchestra & Chorus (2:35)
  20. 20 The White Cliffs of Dover - Ray Conniff, His Orchestra & Chorus (3:41)
  21. 21 African Safari - Ray Conniff, His Orchestra & Chorus (3:12)
  22. 22 Morgen (One More Sunrise) - Ray Conniff, His Orchestra & Chorus (3:04)
  23. 23 Lisbon Antigua - Ray Conniff, His Orchestra & Chorus (2:41)
  24. 24 Green Eyes - Ray Conniff, His Orchestra & Chorus (2:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ray Conniff Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Berlin Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Charles Trénet Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Nacio Herb Brown Composer
Con Conrad Composer
Ervin Drake Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Walter Kent Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Herbert Magidson Composer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Rômulo Portela Composer
Gordon Clifford Composer
Marguerite Monnot Composer
René Rouzaud Composer
Noel Sherman Composer
Jose Abreu Composer
Nat Burton Composer
Amadeu Do Vale Composer
Jose Galhardo Composer
Tod Galloway Composer
J. Lawrence Composer
Aloysio Oliveira Composer
Brian Belton Liner Notes
Meade Minnigerode Composer
George S. Pomeroy Composer
Peter Mosser Composer
J. Galhardo Composer
J.W. Green Composer
Robert Wright Composer
A. Utera Composer
Z. Abreu Composer
L. Robinson Composer
N. Sherman Composer
Rouzard Composer
E. Rivera Composer
E. Woods Composer
L. Menendez Composer
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