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Ray Conniff


Conniff was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts, and learned to play the trombone from his father. He studied music arranging from a course book. Early career After serving in the U.S. Army in World War II (where he worked under Walter Schumann), he joined the Artie Shaw big band and wrote many arrangements for him. After his stint with Shaw, he was then hired by Mitch Miller, then head of A&R at Columbia Records, as their home arranger, working with several artists including Rosemary Clooney, Marty Robbins, Frankie Laine, Johnny Mathis, Guy Mitchell and Johnnie Ray. He wrote a top 10 arrangement for Don Cherry's "Band of Gold" in 1955, a single that sold more than a million copies


Musicals In Rhythm - Hollywood & Broadway

Label: Abracadabra Music
Released: 2010


Article: Album Review

Yeahwon Shin: Yeahwon

Read "Yeahwon" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

On her debut recording, New York-based Korean singer Yeahwon Shin takes on a demanding set of tunes, mostly based on compositions by Brazilian songwriters Antonio Carlos Jobim, Dorival Caymmi, Egberto Gismonti, Milton Nascimento and Ary Barroso. She opens with “Chovendo Na Roseira" (known in English as “Double Rainbow"), singing in Portuguese with an original arrangement loosely ...


Love Songs

Label: Abracadabra Music
Released: 2003


Broadway In Rhythm / Hollywood In Rhythm

Label: Abracadabra Music
Released: 2000


I Love Movies

Label: Abracadabra Music
Released: 1998


Cancion De Amor

Label: Abracadabra Music
Released: 1997


Tico Tico

Label: Abracadabra Music
Released: 1996


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