You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Ray Conniff and The Singers
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||You Are the Sunshine of My Life||Ray Conniff & The Singers||2:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Twelfth of Never||Ray Conniff & The Singers||2:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Dueling Voices (Dueling Banjos)||Ray Conniff & The Singers||3:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)||Ray Conniff & The Singers||3:29||$0.69||View in iTunes|
||Sing||Ray Conniff & The Singers||2:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Peaceful||Ray Conniff & The Singers||3:31||$0.69||View in iTunes|
||Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree||Ray Conniff & The Singers||3:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||There Was a Girl / Killing Me Softly With His Song||Ray Conniff & The Singers||3:27||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||The Right Thing to Do||Ray Conniff & The Singers||2:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia||Ray Conniff & The Singers||4:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Bah Bah Conniff Sprach (Zarathustra) [Single Version]||Ray Conniff & The Singers||4:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
The kitsch enthusiast or novelty seeker will get a lot of pleasure from Ray Conniff's You Are the Sunshine of My Life. Known primarily for orchestral versions of contemporary songs, his recordings during the late '60s and early '70s as the Ray Conniff Singers included many straightforward recordings of current pop hits. This 1973 collection contains some of Conniff's most jaw-dropping covers, including "Dueling Voices (Dueling Banjos)" which most will remember from the soundtrack to the film Deliverance. If you "get" Ray Conniff and if you are adamant about the difference between him and Lawrence Welk, then this track will be your latest musical addiction. The title track is from Stevie Wonder's 1972 album Talking Book, and other tracks include "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" popularized by Tony Orlando, Helen Reddy's "Peaceful," Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly," and Gladys Knight's "Neither One of Us." Another standout track is "Bah Bah Conniff Sprach (Zarathustra)"! This is a great easy listening disc to pick up. The versions are slightly watered down and "safer," but more true to the originals than you'd expect. A cheerful artifact of the early '70s.
Mom & Dad's Music
I remember listening to Ray Conniff and Percy Faith with my Mom and waiting expectantly by the mail box for the next shipment from the Columbia Record Club. This simple but joyful music is clear, crisp and fun to hear again! If you gre up in the 60s and 70s and liked more than just R&R - you'll find something here that'll bring back memories.
I LOVE IT!!!!
I heard the song "The Right Thing To Do" on the radio about 4 months ago, and I knew it wasn't Carly Simon's version. So one day I became bored and decided to search for the version I heard. The first song I selected, was the Ray Conniff and The Singers version. It was the same exact version I had heard that one day. I am so very glad I found this, and I want to let Itunes know I appreciate thier large variety of music!