Bing Search

Ray Conniff

Ray Conniff
Born: Nov 6, 1916 in Attleboro, MA
User rating: 
56 Ratings
Rate this artist:
Died: Oct 12, 2002 in Escondido, CA
Genre: Pop/Rock
Biography: The man who popularized wordless vocal choruses and light orchestral accompaniment on a mix of popular standards and contemporary hits of the 1960s, Ray Conniff was a trombone player for Bunny Berigan's Orchestra and Bob Crosby's Bobcats before being hired as an arranger by Mitch Miller for Columbia ...Read full biography
Conniff Meets Butterfield
Released: 1959
Label: Columbia
Critics' Rating:
Showing off a jazzier side to Conniff that recalls his big-band work, this is a nice album with great trumpet work from Billy Butterfield. In and out of print. ~ Cub Koda, Rovi ...Read full review
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Released: 1962
Label: Sony Music Distribution
Critics' Rating:
Ray Conniff was only a step or two above Lawrence Welk, where edginess is concerned, on the easy listening scale, and it is true that his albums could often have a sort of bland, soulless quality in their ...Read full review
More Ray Conniff albums: Main Albums (73), Compilations (127)
more on msn music
Miranda Lambert/Pharrell Williams/Janelle Monae
See highlights from this summers' biggest current tours and festivals
Ed Sheeran: From touring with Taylor to a single with Pharrell, British troubadour navigates to pop's mainstream
Most memorable BET moments: Check out six highlights from the 2014 awards' nearly four hour event
Courtney on Kurt: His widow and Hole front woman reveals Cobain was "desperate" to achieve rock stardom
Prince reigns: The funk-rock-pop wizard reveals another full-length set ready to roll out for fans