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Friday, December 6, 2019

I'm In The Mood For Strings - Ray Ellis

Secret Love
I'm In The Mood For Strings
Ray Ellis and His Orchestra
MGM Records SE3779

From the back cover: Besides being the sorcerer behind such evocative music making as that offered in this album, Ellis is the imaginative arranging-conducting talent responsible for the accompaniments to dozens of hit recordings by such a stellar and varied listing of vocal luminaries as Connie Francis, Jaye P. Morgan, Clyde McPhatter, Johnny Mathis, Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett, Frankie Laine, The Four Lads, Ivory Joe Hunter, Bobby Darin, Sal Mineo, Chris Conner, Mahalia Jackson, Guy Mitchell, The DeJohn Sisters and Brook Benton. Master of many a musical style, he could, by early 1959, point with pride to a quite fabulous accomplishment in the recording industry – over forty records which placed in the "Top Twenty" during a three year period. Mr. Ellis is Artists and Repertoire Director of the popular music division of M-G-M Records.

Secret Love
There Goes My Heart
The Nearness Of You
The Touch Of Your Lips
The Night We Met
Someone To Watch Over Me
If I Should Lose You
You're My Everything
I Get The Blues When It Rains
Very Much In Love
Melancholy Serenade
Don't Worry 'Bout Me

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