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Percy Faith - 100% match to Ray Conniff

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 April 1908, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, d. 9 February 1976, Ericino, California, USA. During the 30s Faith worked extensively on radio in Canada, and moved to the USA in 1940 to take up a post with NBC. During the 50s he was musical director for Columbia Records, for whom he made a number of popular albums, mostly of mood music. He worked with Tony Bennett, with whom he had Read more

Mantovani - 96% match to Ray Conniff

Genres: Classical Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental
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Franck Pourcel - 93% match to Ray Conniff

Genres: Easy Listening World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1 January 1915, Marseilles, France, d. 12 November 2000, Paris, France. With the violin his chosen instrument, Pourcel found playing in downtime jazz combos a liberating change from his studies at the Paris Conservatoire. He became an admirer of Stéphane Grappelli whose mainstream style he emulated before assuming leadership of the French Fiddlers in the late 40s. Sig Read more

Billy Vaughn - 92% match to Ray Conniff

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Vaughn, 12 April 1919, Glasgow, Kentucky, USA, d. 26 September 1991, Escondido, California, USA. An extremely successful orchestra leader, arranger and musical director during the 50s and early 60s. In 1952, singing baritone and playing piano, he formed the Hilltoppers vocal quartet, with Jimmy Sacca, Seymour Speigelman and Don McGuire. They had a string of US hits Read more

Frank Chacksfield - 91% match to Ray Conniff

Genres: Easy Listening Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 May 1914, Battle, Sussex, England, d. 9 June 1995. After early training on the piano and organ, Chacksfield led small groups in the late 30s before becoming arranger for the Stars In Battledress entertainment unit in World War II. His first radio broadcast was Original Songs At The Piano from Glasgow, and during the late 40s he worked with comedian Charlie Chester’s S Read more

Helmut Zacharias - 86% match to Ray Conniff

Genres: Big Band & Swing Latin Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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27 January 1920, Berlin, Germany, d. 28 February 2002. This violinist, arranger, composer and band leader was raised in Berlin. At the age of three he was given a toy violin by his father, himself a professional violinist. The gift was soon replaced by the real thing, and at the age of six he was on the cabaret stage of the Faun on Berlin’s Friedrichstrasse. At the age Read more

Roger Williams - 85% match to Ray Conniff

Genres: Christian & Gospel Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Pop / Rock Vocals
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Bert Kaempfert - 78% match to Ray Conniff

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
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Ronnie Aldrich - 72% match to Ray Conniff

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 February 1916, Erith, Kent, England, d. 30 September 1993. As a gifted young pianist Aldrich undertook extensive studies, including a period at the Guildhall School of Music in London. Later, he worked with the Folkestone Municipal Orchestra before his career was interrupted by World War II. During the war he played piano and arranged for the RAF Dance Orchestra, remainin Read more

Peter Nero - 71% match to Ray Conniff

Genres: Disco Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bernard Nierow, 22 May 1934, Brooklyn, New York, USA. A stylish pianist, composer, and conductor, throughout his long career Nero has switched, apparently effortlessly, between classical, jazz and popular music. Early on, he trained as a classical musician, and became interested in jazz at the age of 19 after hearing the legendary Art Tatum. In the late 50s, he spent four ye Read more

Floyd Cramer - 64% match to Ray Conniff

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 October 1933, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, d. 31 December 1997, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The style and sound of Cramer’s piano-playing was possibly one of the biggest influences on post-50s country music. His delicate rock ‘n’ roll sound was achieved by accentuating the discord in rolling from the main note to a sharp or flat, known as ‘slip note’ Read more

James Last - 57% match to Ray Conniff

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Hans Last, 17 April 1929, Bremen, Germany. This phenomenally successful band leader and arranger brought up to date the tradition of big band arrangements for current pop hits, and has been rewarded with worldwide sales in excess of 50 million copies. Trained as a bass player, in 1946 he joined Hans-Gunther Oesterreich’s Radio Bremen Dance Orchestra. Two years later he Read more

Jackie Gleason - 51% match to Ray Conniff

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Herbert John Gleason, 26 February 1916, Brooklyn, New York, USA, d. 24 June 1987, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Gleason was primarily a comedian, starring on stage, screen and television, but he also recorded a number of albums in the 50s and 60s. He established his persona with early films such as Orchestra Wives (1942) and several appearances on Broadway (Artists And Mode Read more

Fausto Papetti - 50% match to Ray Conniff

Genres: Easy Listening World Music
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Gene Autry - 48% match to Ray Conniff

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Orvin Gene Autry, 29 September 1907, near Tioga, Texas, USA, d. 2 October 1998, Studio City, California, USA. The eldest of four children of Delbert Autry, a poor tenant farmer, who moved his family many times over the years, before eventually arriving at Ravia, Oklahoma. His grandfather, a Baptist minister, taught him to sing when he was a child so that he could perform in Read more


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