Most of you reading this already know the instantly identifiable sound that is Ray Conniff. You are familiar with the Conniff mystique and arc going to buy this record no matter what it says here on the back because you know if it’s Conniff it’s going to be great. But the Conniff greatness didn’t just happen. The piece of vinyl resting between these two pieces of cardboard is – like all Conniff records – the product of years of hard work, devotion, development and imagination. It is testimony to the musical genius who created it and gave his name to the sound pressed in its grooves.
The Conniff sound began in Attleboro, Massachusetts, back in 1933 when Ray and some high school buddies decided to start a dance band. Ray played trombone because his father had given him one, and since the band couldn’t afford to buy arrangements, Ray was elected to that chore too.
Label: Hallmark CHM 689