LATEST UPDATES:
The Ray Conniff Encyclopedia (“The Collector’s Guide”): May 1, 2017 (size ca. 12 MB, 250 pages), many links to clips by Jorge Carpes added Posters: January 17, 2017 mp3 Downloads: [original albums with new artwork]: May 22, 2017 [compilations]: April 6, 2017 [original albums with original artwork]: May 5, 2017 Multiple CD sets: November 25, 2016
WISHING ALL RAY CONNIFF FANS AROUND THE GLOBE A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PEACEFUL 2017!
Click the album cover for HAPPINESS! (Thanks to Jorge Carpes for this clip.)
January 8, 2017:
It is with sadness that I have to inform you that on New Year’s Day, one of Ray’s most ardent fans, my dear friend Michael Leach passed away. He was listening to Ray Conniff's '20 Greatest Hits' at the time. His health had deteriorated rapidly in the past weeks and, after a short period in hospital, he returned home for 'end of life care'.  It was a great comfort to his family that he was able to spend his final hours in his own bed with members of the family at his side. Michael attended many of Ray’s concerts and also his 80th birthday party in Hollywood. He once showed him around in Stratford-Upon-Avon. In order to pay homage to this wonderful person, I reproduced his report of his trip to Brazil in 1998 as featured in “’s Conniff #4/1998”. Mike will be sadly missed.
January 23, 2017:
HARD TO FIND JUKEBOX CLASSICS: THE 50s features 31 tracks in true STEREO. Conniff aficionados will be delighted to find three of the backings Ray did for Johnny Mathis on this CD: WONDERFUL! WONDERFUL! IT’S NOT FOR ME TO SAY THE TWELFTH OF NEVER
February 14, 2017:
The Ray Conniff Encyclopedia revised: The Big Band Years, part 1: composers and more details added. If you find an entry saying “composer unknown” and can provide details, please contact me. Thank you!
February 23, 2017:
An interview with Ray Conniff by Wink Martindale (about 40 minutes) can be downloaded as an audiobook by clicking on the picture on the left. To me, it has been unknown so far. Enjoy! Some statements by Ray concerning Johnny Mathis and his recording of “The welfth of Never” are also included in another Wink Martindale interview (36 min). These audio books are available from Amazon worldwide.
April 1/4, 2017 May 4/5, 2017:
Available from April 7/14, 2017: THE PERFECT ‘TEN’ CLASSICS / TV THEMES as downloadable albums from Columbia/Legacy. “Classics” features ELEVEN tracks, like the CD release on the Collectables label in 2008. “Excerpts from Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata” counts as a bonus track. In Europe, it replaced “Ravel’s Bolero” because of copyright reasons when the album was released in Europe . Other official releases from Columbia/Legacy include RHAPSODY IN RHYTHM, CONCERT IN STEREO (LIVE AT THE SAHARA/TAHOE), CONCERT IN RHYTHM, VOL. II, THE NASHVILLE CONNECTION (with bonus tracks) and DANCE THE BOP!*, HOLLYWOOD IN RHYTHM* and AFTER THE LOVIN’* As for original albums with original artwork, click here. (*To be released May 12)
’S WONDERFUL! The Ray Conniff Page  
LATEST UPDATES:
mp3 Downloads: [compilations]: April 6, 2017, [original albums with new artwork]: May 22, 2017; [original albums with original artwork]: May 4, 2017 Posters: January 17, 2017 The Ray Conniff Encyclopedia (formerly titled “The Collector’s Guide”): May 1, 2017 (size now ca. 12MB)  Multiple CD sets: November 25, 2016
Mobile/cell phone users please go to http://mthoenicke.magix.net/public/conniff/index.htm, rather than www.rayconniff.com, if links do not work .
HARD TO FIND JUKEBOX CLASSICS: THE 50s features 31 tracks in true STEREO. Conniff aficionados will be delighted to find three of the backings Ray did for Johnny Mathis on this CD: WONDERFUL! WONDERFUL! IT’S NOT FOR ME TO SAY THE TWELFTH OF NEVER (Item added January 23, 2017)
February 14, 2017: The Ray Conniff Encyclopedia revised: The Big Band Years, part 1: composers and more details added. If you find an entry saying “composer unknown” and can provide details, please contact me. Thank you!
Feb. 23,2017: An interview with Ray Conniff by Wink Martindale (about 40 minutes) can be downloaded as an audiobook by clicking on the picture on the left. To me, it has been unknown so far. Enjoy! Some statements by Ray concerning Johnny Mathis and his recording of “The welfth of Never” are also included in another Wink Martindale interview (36 min). These audio books are available from Amazon worldwide.
Available from April 7/14, 2017: THE PERFECT ‘TEN’ CLASSICS / TV THEMES as downloadable albums from Columbia/Legacy. “Classics” featurs ELEVEN tracks, like the CD release on the Collectables label in 2008. “Excerpts from Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata” counts as a bonus track. In Europe, it replaced “Ravel’s Bolero” because of copyright reasons when the album was released in Europe . Other recent official releases from Columbia/Legacy include RHAPSODY IN RHYTHM, CONCERT IN STEREO (LIVE AT THE SAHARA/TAHOE), CONCERT IN RHYTHM VOL. II, THE NASHVILLE CONNECTION (with bonus tracks), HOLLYWOOD IN RHYTHM, AFTER THE LOVIN’ and DANCE THE BOP! As for original albums with original artwork, click here.
’S WONDERFUL! The Ray Conniff Page