One of the great arrangers and conductors of the post-war era who also excelled as a musician and composer, Nelson Riddle’s extensive output encompassed an extraordinary roll call of the top male and female vocalists of the era, his classic arrangements contributing to their creative and commercial success. This 4-CD set brings together a whopping 106 tracks that showcase Riddle’s work from his stint as a trombonist in Charlie Spivak’s Orchestra in 1941 through two decades of memorable recordings with his own orchestra as well as such major artists as Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Mel Torme, Dinah Shore, Al Martino, Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Keely Smith, Louis Jordan and many others! Includes his landmark arrangement for Peggy Lee’s The Folks Who Live on the Hill plus Mona Lisa; Unforgettable; I’m Sorry; I’ll Walk Alone; I’ve Got the World on a String; The Shadow Waltz; You’re an Old Smoothie; the themes from the TV shows Route 66 and Naked City, and much more! Acrobat.
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