New compilation CD, exclusively available from Jokers:
“I’m in the Mood for Dancing”
Tracks are as follows: I’ll be Seeing You / An Improvisation on the Fibich “Poeme” / Dancing with Tears in My Eyes / The Way
You Look Tonight / I’ve Got You Under My Skin / Stranger in Paradise / Memories Are Made of This / A Wonderful Guy / It’s Been
a Long, Long Time / Love Me Tender / Lullaby of Birdland / Unchained Melodie / Cheek to Cheek / What a Diff’rence a Day
Made / April in Paris / I Found a Million Dollar Baby / Love Letters in the Sand / Deep Purple / As Time Goes By / Early Evening /
Deep in the Heart of Texas / Brazil
(Taken from the following albums: ‘s Marvelous, ‘s Awful Nice, Concert in Rhythm, Broadway in Rhythm, Hollywood in Rhythm,
It’s the Talk of the Town, Conniff Meets Butterfield, Concert in Rhythm Vol. II, Young at Heart, Say It With Music and Memories
Are Made of This.) This compilation has previously only been available as a downloadable album.
Re: The 2013 Convention in Brussels / Bruges
It is with great joy to inform you that both Tamara and Vera Conniff will give us the honour of attending the
2013 Ray Conniff Fan Club Convention in Brussels/Bruges.
Additionally, I would like to remind all the ones who have registered or expressed interest in attending that
Claudine needs to know your choices of the dinners on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14 by
the end of May.
She also wants to know your preferences what to do for the stay in Bruges in order to make arrangements with
guides and river cruise agents.
Suggestions, menus and updated booking information can be found here.
Claudine booked a coach for the daytrip to Bruges, which is much more convenient than travelling by train.
Currently, there is a commercial on US television for Bank of America that features 30 seconds of Ray's
“Brazil” from “Say It With Music”. Click on any of the screenshots and go to commercial No. 7 of 11 or
click here. (Description: “Before creating surprises on his anniversary and running to the butcher, baker
and candlestick maker, Derek used BankAmeriDeals from Bank of America.”)
(Quote:) “We're busting open the Legacy Recordings Vault to offer rare and out-of-print original LP releases as digital
downloads! We have more than 60 years of album releases from Columbia, Epic, RCA Victor, Arista, Buddah, and lots of
other labels, and we want your input. If the albums we post get enough votes, we'll make them available as digital releases.”
You can send your suggestions for digital releases of rare Sony Music LPs by Ray Conniff right here! Simply click on the logo
on the left, go to the Legacy Vault website, and use the gray text field to search for music that has already been suggested
by fans, or write in your own suggestion. After you've logged in, you can click the vote boxes next to each item to vote for
your favorites and also add your own comments. I am wondering whether they also have access to Ray’s CBS International /
Sony International /Abril Records and PolyGram recordings. Let’s find out. Please write to them! More on this subject...
Please visit my new “Concert Programs” page, where you can find the scans of all the Ray Conniff program booklets / leaflets in my
collection. They range from the early 60s up to his last “World Hits”-tour in 2001. You can watch them online, but you can also
download these pdf-files. If you have concert programs in your collection not featured on my website, please be so kind as to let me
have scans of them. Thanks a lot.
Next on my agenda is sheet music. As I do not want to risk copyright infringement, only covers and first pages are shown so that you
can see the copyright owners and publishing companies.
The CD shown on the right, titled “La Mejor Seleccion de las Grandes Orchestas”, appears to be from Spain.
Its price ranges from € 3.97 in Spain to € 11.99 in Germany, £ 10.00 in the UK, and € 21.94 in France.
You can listen to the compilation with announcements in Spanish by clicking here..
The list of tracks is on the CD page.
Re-launch of the “Song Lyrics Page” accomplished!
Jorge Iório eventually completed his internet page where you can find the lyrics of the titles as sung by the Ray
Conniff Singers. In addition, all other tracks are also listed so that you can see what album they were released
on. Furthermore, Jorge added a composers’ section. Please note that these are listed by their first names. I.e.,
Cole Porter is filed under the letter C. Check out the new page by clicking on the screen shot on the left.
Thank you so much, Jorge, for the incredible amount of work you have done.
As many of you know, most of the files of the old page were lost last year due to severe computer problems,
and so Jorge had to invest many hours to restore them. Should you discover typos or incomplete information
etc., please send a message to Jorge. Your cooperation will be highly appreciated.
This website incorporates many pages of Doug Mitchell’s official Ray Conniff
Page (www.rayconniff.info), such as the list of original albums, compilations,
Ray’s biography etc. Click on the photo on the right to visit it. In order to get
back from Doug’s pages to this website, please use the BACK button of your
Doug’s website is currently under construction. There may be a brief
downtime while the rayconniff.info DNS name is reconfigured. He has
temporarily removed his contact page as some email may be lost during the
Total website visits
since August 1, 2011:
A very happy New Year to all the fans of Ray Conniff and his music around the world! Please note that I archived last year’s news and that of previous
years. Please use the “archive” buttons above.
January 4, 2013:
There is a clip from a 1957 TV show by Johnnie Ray on YouTube that you might like to watch and listen to. After his rendition of “Cry”,
(at 2:34) Johnnie sings “Soliloquy of a Fool”, which was co-written by Ray Conniff. Interestingly, this arrangement features a full
orchestra and chorus and has an even better “Conniff-Touch” than the studio recording Conniff fans are familiar with. Click on the
picture and enjoy! If you would like to watch the complete show (”The Big Record”), click here.
January 20, 2013:
February 10, 2013:
Officially released on CD March 6, 2013: “(The) Christmas Album”; previously available as a downloadable album. This disc
features all twelve tracks from “Christmas with Conniff”. Note the spelling of Ray’s family name! Other albums, previously
available as downloads, became also available on compact discs, such as “Christmas Greats”, “The Christmas Collection” and
“We Wish You a Merry Christmas”.
March 9, 2013:
March 26, 2013:
The Ray Conniff Page (updates and news)
The Ray Conniff Page (updates and news)
April 16, 2013:
April 18, 2013:
May 10, 2013:
May 13, 2013: