California Melodies 43

composer, conductor David Rose
My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice
DELIUS Dance for Harpsichord
Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
Do I Worry? vocalist maxine Gray
Cari Mia Rhumba
Come Down To Earth, My Angel Maxine Gray
Plantation Moods


Neal Hefti dies

Neal Hefti (born October 29, 1922, Hastings, Nebraska Died October 11, 2008)

...American jazz trumpeter, composer, tune writer, and arranger. He began arranging professionally in his teens, when he wrote charts for Nat Towles. He became a prominent composer and arranger while playing trumpet for Woody Herman; while working for Herman he provided new arrangements for "Woodchopper's Ball" and "Blowin' Up a Storm," and composed "The Good Earth" and "Wild Root." After leaving Herman's band in 1946, Hefti concentrated on arranging and composing, although he occasionally led his own bands. He is especially known for his charts for Count Basie such as "Li'l Darlin'" and "Cute". The wikipedia bio goes on...In the 1960s and later he composed and arranged mainly for movies and television. He wrote the background music for movies such as Sex and the Single Girl, How to Murder Your Wife, Synanon, Boeing Boeing, Harlow, Lord Love a Duck, Duel at Diablo, Oh Dad Poor Dad Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad, and Barefoot in the Park. His best-known contributions of this period are the themes for the TV series Batman and The Odd Couple.
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Tony Bennett Robert Farnon 'SNOWFALL' album

Tony Bennett says it was the genius of the late Toronto-born composer Robert Farnon that led to his long break from producing Christmas albums.
Bennett's new record "A Swingin' Christmas," being released this week, is just his second holiday album. The first was 1968's "Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album," and the iconic crooner says the 40-year gap is a result of Farnon's superb orchestrations on that disc...MORE - WEB - IMAGES - Available Here


Happy Birthday Nana Mouskouri

NANA MOUSKOURI born 12 or 13 OCTOBER 1934. The pop singer from Greece became an international singing sensation and is credited with selling more records worldwide than any other female singer. She recorded for Philips, Polydor. Nana Mouskouri (in Greek, Nάνα Μούσχουρη), born as Ioanna Mouskhouri, in Chania, Crete, Greece. She was known as Nana to her friends and family as a child. (Note that in Greek her surname is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable rather than the second.) She has recorded in many different languages, including Greek, French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Welsh, among others.Nana, 1960s
Nana, today

David Rose ' California Melodies 42 '

Years From Now
SIBELIUS: Valse Triste
Cantcha Tell with vocalist Maxine Gray
La Paloma
Frenesi with Maxine Gray
Opus 6, Number 6 aka Jitterbug Fantasie