Sunday, 6 November 2016

In olden days...







We have a centenary to celebrate today, peeps!

King of the lightest-of-light music Mr Ray Conniff (for it is he), as I commented here eight years ago, was "known for his use of human voices in place of instruments in his recordings... [he and] his ever-changing band of squeaky-clean singers were a staple diet of the type of music aficionado who actually bought album collections from the Readers' Digest, and for whom Woolworths' MFP Classics were too racy!"

Indeed.

So, by way of a suitable musical interlude on this cold November morning, what better than some (more) of his - ahem - "classic" arrangements..?




That's better...

Joseph Raymond "Ray" Conniff (6th November 1916 – 12th October 2002)

6 comments:

  1. Hasn't he got splendid hair! Rather like that of Lego minifigs. Marvellous!

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    1. Either that or else it's a silvery version of Ann Widdecombe. Jx

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  2. I absolutely loved their music and some of their Christmas carols are staples here at the Casa du Borghese ay holiday time. Them and the New Christy Minstrels. My parents had quite the collection of Conniff albums.....yes...on vinyl. My mother still has them and takes a listen still. I know for fact she has the one you opened with. What a lovely surprise dear for this lovely Am.

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    1. Now you've got me started - I'm just going to have to dig out some New Christy Minstrels at some stage - oh dear... Jx

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  3. After a bright but chilly day working in the garden This is rather perfect Sunday music to warm up to with a large glass of red. The rain is setting in and it was dark by 4.30 but the Spring planting is all but done just the foxgloves to go.

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    1. Rely upon Ray Conniff to provide the perfect accompaniment to a large glass of red wine! Jx

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