segunda-feira, 11 de junho de 2012

Ray Conniff, His Singers and Orchestra - Happiness Is

  1. Happiness Is
  2. Midnight Lace (Part 1)
  3. Miss You
  4. Popsy
  5. Melodie D'Amour
  6. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
  7. Jamaica Farewell
  8. Blue Moon
  9. If I Knew Then
  10. The Sheik Of Araby
  11. All By Myself
  12. Sweet Sue, Just You
Happiness Is

Trumpet solo - Billy Butterfield
Trombone and whistle solos - Ray Conniff
Cover Photo - Columbia Records Photo Studio - Sandy Speiser

To Ray Conniff, HAPPINESS obviously IS... recording albums that bring you HAPPY music for HAPPY listening and dancing...

And to millions of fans - youngsters, oldsters, the wed and the unwed, at home and abroad - HAPPINESS IS an album in which the HAPPY sound, the HAPPY feeling mean Ray Conniff, His Singers, His Orchestra.

(From the original liner notes)

An aggressively "happy" album by Ray Conniff and his singers, Happiness Is combines exuberant singalongs, wordless vocals, and instrumentals in a grab-bag album that covers many -- if not most -- of Conniff's bases. A couple of mellow moments don't detract from the overarching sunniness of the album, which lapses into delicious self-parody with "Popsy" and the hilarious title track (co-written by former teen idol Paul Evans). "The Sheik of Araby" is whistled to a shuffling soft-shoe rhythm, and the joyous ba-ba's totally eclipse the inherent loneliness of "Blue Moon." Happiness Is is a fun and very funny album that once again shows Conniff's self-effacing sense of humor. 

(by Greg Adams from allmusic.com)

2 comentários:

  1. Thanks for the goodies and the extra hard work you put in getting things just right. Have a great day!

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  2. Thanks Greg for the donation and Easy & Wonderful for the link to this great album. Beautiful arrangements from RC and the singers. Your blog is excellent and we really appreciate you work in maintaining the site. Regards from Craig

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