Raymond Lefevre

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": instrumental soundtrack french 70s classical electronic 60s orchestra Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

1922, Paris, France. The most famous of a long line of musical Lefevres, Raymond rivalled Franck Pourcel and Paul Mauriat as France’s ‘answer’ to Mantovani after leading his orchestra beyond national celebrity into the US Top 40 in spring 1958 with a string-laden arrangement of Gilbert Becaud’s ‘The Day The Rains Came’ (‘Le Jour Ou La Pluie Viendra’). Judging by a prolific output licensed from Barclay Records, Lefevre’s records continued to sell well in the interim preceding another international smash with 1968’s uptempo ‘Soul Coaxing (Ame Caline)’ (from Volume Two) which was relentlessly plugged by the pirate radio ship Radio Caroline Singles chart windfalls were, however, secondary to trans-continental concert tours and the regular release of themed albums demonstrating the wonders of stereo. Often augmented with chorale, these consisted mainly of light classics (e.g. Operamania), film material,...

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