WTIC Radio remembers Ray Conniff Choral Conductor

Ray recalls his early days in Boston playing trombone with the Society Bands, including Dan Murphy’s Musical Skippers, performing in New York with Bunny Berrigan, Artie Shaw, and Bob Crosby and his eventual glory years at Columbia records...
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    birth anniversary conductor Ray Conniff

    November 6, 2008... Ray would have been 92. In order to commemorate his birthday, watch YOUtube and sing along.
    Joseph Raymond Conniff (November 6, 1916 - October 12, 2002) was an American musician. He was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts, and learned to play the trombone from his father. He studied music arranging from a course book.
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    California Melodies 44

    David Rose with wife JUDY GARLAND
    Faust Waltz
    I Guess It's Better That Way
    MAXINE GRAY sings There'll Be Some Changes Made
    Vienna Waltz
    OFFENBACH Orpheus In The Underworld
    MAXINE GRAY sings It All Comes Back to Me Now
    Indefinate Ryhthm


    Ray Ellis, conductor, has died

    Conductor/arranger Ray Ellis, who arranged such classics as "Chances Are" by Johnny Mathis, "Splish Splash" by Bobby Darin and "Standing on the Corner" by the Four Lads, died Monday, 27 October 2008, in Encino of complications from melanoma. He was 85. During a career that spanned almost 65 years, the Philadelphia native also arranged for acts including Tony Bennett, Doris Day, the Drifters, Connie Francis, Judy Garland and Ray Price.
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