I Write the Songs
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||Begin the Beguine||Ray Conniff||2:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Little Town||Ray Conniff||3:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Hustle / I Only Have Eyes for You||Ray Conniff||5:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lyin' Eyes||Ray Conniff||4:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lara's Theme from "Doctor Zhivago"||Ray Conniff||3:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Way I Want to Touch You||Ray Conniff||2:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Paloma Blanca (Single Version)||Ray Conniff||3:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Our Day Will Come||Ray Conniff||2:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Write the Songs||Ray Conniff||3:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
The kitsch enthusiast or novelty seeker will get a kick out of Ray Conniff's 1976 album I Write the Songs. Known primarily for orchestral versions of contemporary pop songs, his recordings during the late 1960s and early 1970s by himself and as Ray Conniff and the Singers included many straightforward recordings of current pop hits. This collection, sans singers, includes songs by Cole Porter, the Eagles, Captain & Tennille, Four Seasons, Barry Manilow, and an awesome medley of the Soul City Symphony's "The Hustle" and "I Only Have Eyes for You"! This fun easy listening album has great track listing. A cheerful artifact of the early 1970s. If you are going to revisit the Ray Conniff catalog, vinyl LP or 8-track is highly recommended.
It after listening to that fantastic medley of The Hustle/I Only Have Eyes For You and Paloma Blanca you do not have a smile on your face, you are either dead or deaf. And if the redition of Begin the Beguine does not get your feet moving, ditto.
Born: November 6, 1916 in Attleboro, MA
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s