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Way We Were/The Happy Sound of Ray Coniff
     

The Way We Were/The Happy Sound of Ray Coniff

by Ray Conniff
 
Arranger Ray Conniff's particular brand of easy listening maintained a dedicated fan base that was similar to Mitch Miller's. As arrangers, both Conniff and Miller were never shy about covering a quality song. It didn't matter who wrote it, what decade it came from, or what style of music it was. A good song is a good song. Case in point: Both of these Conniff albums

Overview

Arranger Ray Conniff's particular brand of easy listening maintained a dedicated fan base that was similar to Mitch Miller's. As arrangers, both Conniff and Miller were never shy about covering a quality song. It didn't matter who wrote it, what decade it came from, or what style of music it was. A good song is a good song. Case in point: Both of these Conniff albums were released around the same time in 1974 but spotlight popular tunes from two very different eras. The Happy Sound of Ray Conniff relies on standards from the '40s and '50s like "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "In the Mood," and "Half as Much," while The Way We Were includes then current hits of the early '70s by Paul Simon, Elton John, Helen Reddy, and Barbra Streisand. 22 tracks in all with over 60 minutes of music makes this an attractive package for fans.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2002
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431743423
catalogNumber:
7434

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Conniff   Primary Artist,Conductor
Jackie Ward   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Ray Conniff   Arranger,Liner Notes
George Harrison   Composer
Elton John   Composer
Ringo Starr   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Freddie Hart   Composer
Russell Brown   Composer
Jack Gold   Liner Notes
Irwin Levine   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Curley Williams   Composer
Linda Laurie   Composer
Vera Conniff   Biographical Information
Christopher Matthews   Composer
Billy Mayhew   Composer
Fred Spielman   Composer
Janice Torre   Composer
Charles Matthews   Composer
Gladys Reinhardt   Composer
Red Chuck Matthews   Composer

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