Ray Conniff’s works for movies and TV
HOW TO SAVE A MARRIAGE AND RUIN YOUR LIFE (1967) (Como salvar un Matrimonio / Zärtlich schnappt die Falle zu) Music by Michel Legrand, Ray Conniff and the Singers perform "Winds of Change" over the credits. The soundtrack album featured both the vocal and instrumental versions. The vocal version was released on a single record b/w “We’re a Home”. The vocal version was re-released on “The Essential Ray Conniff” (Columbia Legacy C2K 89170) in 2004, and the instrumental version on “The Singles Collection, Volume 2” in 2007 (Collectables COL-CD-7641). Above: DVD released in the USA in 2006 (double feature “Who Was That Lady?” and “How to Save a Marriage”) Left: The European release with English and Spanish soundtracks
ARCHIE BUNKER’S PLACE (1979) Ray Conniff recorded the title tune ("Remembering You"), "Those Were The days", and various jingles for this popular TV series. His rendition of "Remem-bering You" is not the one featured on the "After the Lovin'" album.
Ray Conniff’s music is also featured in many other movies, such as in THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (for this comedy, a few tracks from Ray Conniff's "Say It With Music" album were used. However, they did not turn up on the soundtrack album), THE HELP (”The Little Drummer Boy”) and GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM. According to an encoclopedia, Ray also contributed to a movie with Elizabeth Taylor, titled THE BIG HANGOVER. LES TRICHEURS , French film, features Ray’s own composition of “Just Boppin’” in the background of a long scene. A list of all the movies featuring Ray Conniff’s music would be endless. However, if you know of any other movies or TV series which should have been included here, please let me know.
THE DEATHMASTER (1972) Ray Conniff's name appears in the credits. In fact, he wrote the music to a song which is sung by an actor accompanied by a guitar. Ray Conniff recorded this song with his Singers. It was titled "A Man Without A Vision" and was released on a single in 1972 (and later included in “The Singles Collection, Vol. 1”-CD). Side B was "Face on the Wind" (Columbia 4-45782). This movie was released on DVD in the USA in 2002.
PAPER TIGER (1974) is a movie featuring The Ray Conniff Singers together with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Roy Budd. Earlier this year, it was released on DVD in the USA. Here is a review by a customer on the British Amazon website: “This film takes me back to my childhood when first viewed, and even today stands out in the crowd as one of David Niven's finest performances... I was so happy to find that this film had been released on DVD, but as advertised it was region 1 NTSC, after reading the review from another Amazon customer stating that the actual disc is region 0 NTSC, so I ordered hoping it would play on my current DVD player, of which it did... after a long wait for many years I am so pleased I can now view this film on DVD... The picture quality is excellent and the extras are a fantastic addition to this lovely innocent little film... a little gem and a marvellous performance from "Ando" .... I trust you will enjoy!!!” On the right: The soundtrack CD
DIOTIMA (1996) A USC short film starring Tamara Conniff. Ray Conniff composed the theme of “Tamara’s Boogie” for it. Perry La Marca composed the rest of the score and Ray and he performed this song with Ray playing five trombone parts. The rest of the orchestration was done with synthesizers. So far, this recording has remained unreleased.
And finally, here is a picture from THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954), showing Ray Conniff in the band. Click on the photo below for enlargement, and click on the DVD cover on the left for further information on the movie.
Here is a list of movies and TV series which feature original music by Ray Conniff (as of March 2015):
THE D.I. (The Drill Inspector) (1957) The theme of Ray Conniff's composition "The Drop" (from the "Dance the Bop!" album) was used for this movie. Monica Lewis sings "(If'n You Don't) Somebody Else Will", backed by Ray Conniff and his group. The DVD is produced on demand. Click on the DVD cover on the left to order a copy. details .
THE HANGING TREE (1959) Ray Conniff's arrangement and backing of Marty Robbin's rendition of the title tune can be heard over the credits. The DVD has become available in 2012, it is produced on demand when ordered through Amazon.com.
During the end credits of the Will Smith movie “Focus”, Ray Conniff’s version of “The Windmills of Your Mind” from his album “Jean” (1969) is featured (second song). It is not included in the soundtrack album, though.
Ray could be seen in a short scene of the 1941 movie, “Let’s Make Music” with the Bob Crosby orchestra. Reportedly, he contributed arrangements to the following movies: “Forever Amber” (1947) “Best Foot Forward” (1947, starring Lucille Ball) “The Big Hangover” (1950, starring Van Johnson and Elizabeth Taylor) “Edge of Doom” (1950) “The Duchess of Idaho” (1950)
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Ray Conniff’s Works for Movies and TV
HOW TO SAVE A MARRIAGE AND RUIN YOUR LIFE (1967) (Como salvar un Matrimonio / Zärtlich schnappt die Falle zu) Music by Michel Legrand, Ray Conniff and the Singers perform "Winds of Change" over the credits. The soundtrack album featured both the vocal and instrumental versions. The vocal version was released on a single record b/w “We’re a Home”. The vocal version was re-released on “The Essential Ray Conniff” (Columbia Legacy C2K 89170) in 2004, and the instrumental version on “The Singles Collection, Volume 2” in 2007 (Collectables COL-CD-7641). Above: DVD released in the USA in 2006 (double feature “Who Was That Lady?” and “How to Save a Marriage”) Left: The European release with English and Spanish soundtracks
ARCHIE BUNKER’S PLACE (1979) Ray Conniff recorded the title tune ("Remembering You"), "Those Were The days", and various jingles for this popular TV series. His rendition of "Remem-bering You" is not the one featured on the "After the Lovin'" album.
Ray Conniff’s music is also featured in many other movies, such as in THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (for this comedy, a few tracks from Ray Conniff's "Say It With Music" album were used. However, they did not turn up on the soundtrack album), THE HELP (”The Little Drummer Boy”) and GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM. According to an encoclopedia, Ray also contributed to a movie with Elizabeth Taylor, titled THE BIG HANGOVER. LES TRICHEURS , French film, features Ray’s own composition of “Just Boppin’” in the background of a long scene. A list of all the movies featuring Ray Conniff’s music would be endless. However, if you know of any other movies or TV series which should have been included here, please let me know.
THE DEATHMASTER (1972) Ray Conniff's name appears in the credits. In fact, he wrote the music to a song which is sung by an actor accompanied by a guitar. Ray Conniff recorded this song with his Singers. It was titled "A Man Without A Vision" and was released on a single in 1972 (and later included in “The Singles Collection, Vol. 1”-CD). Side B was "Face on the Wind" (Columbia 4-45782). This movie was released on DVD in the USA in 2002.
PAPER TIGER (1974) is a movie featuring The Ray Conniff Singers together with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Roy Budd. Earlier this year, it was released on DVD in the USA. Here is a review by a customer on the British Amazon website: “This film takes me back to my childhood when first viewed, and even today stands out in the crowd as one of David Niven's finest performances... I was so happy to find that this film had been released on DVD, but as advertised it was region 1 NTSC, after reading the review from another Amazon customer stating that the actual disc is region 0 NTSC, so I ordered hoping it would play on my current DVD player, of which it did... after a long wait for many years I am so pleased I can now view this film on DVD... The picture quality is excellent and the extras are a fantastic addition to this lovely innocent little film... a little gem and a marvellous performance from "Ando" .... I trust you will enjoy!!!” Below the DVD: The soundtrack CD
DIOTIMA (1996) A USC short film starring Tamara Conniff. Ray Conniff composed the theme of “Tamara’s Boogie” for it. Perry La Marca composed the rest of the score and Ray and he performed this song with Ray playing five trombone parts. The rest of the orchestration was done with synthesizers. So far, this recording has remained unreleased.
And finally, here is a picture from THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954), showing Ray Conniff in the band. Click on the photo below for enlargement, and click on the DVD cover on the left for further information on the movie.
Here is a list of movies and TV series which feature original music by Ray Conniff (as of March 2015):
THE D.I. (The Drill Inspector) (1957) The theme of Ray Conniff's composition "The Drop" (from the "Dance the Bop!" album) was used for this movie. Monica Lewis sings "(If'n You Don't) Somebody Else Will", backed by Ray Conniff and his group. The DVD is produced on demand. Click on the DVD cover on the left to order a copy. details .
During the end credits of the Will Smith movie “Focus”, Ray Conniff’s version of “The Windmills of Your Mind” from his album “Jean” (1969) is featured (second song). It is not included in the soundtrack album, though.
Ray could be seen in a short scene of the 1941 movie, “Let’s Make Music” with the Bob Crosby orchestra. Reportedly, he contributed arrangements to the following movies: “Forever Amber” (1947) “Best Foot Forward” (1947, starring Lucille Ball) “The Big Hangover” (1950, starring Van Johnson and Elizabeth Taylor) “Edge of Doom” (1950) “The Duchess of Idaho” (1950)
Click on the cover of the VHS cassette to learn about the plot, cast, and production.
THE HANGING TREE (1959) Ray Conniff's arrangement and backing of Marty Robbin's rendition of the title tune can be heard over the credits. The DVD has become available in 2012, it is produced on demand when ordered through Amazon.com.
’S WONDERFUL! The Ray Conniff Page