Sunday, September 9, 2012

Ray Conniff

Artist: Ray Conniff
LP: I Will Survive
Song: "I Will Survive"
[ listen ]

I was going through my albums again this weekend, clearing out the "ho-hum" to make way for the "wow!" when I came across a secret stash of Ray Conniff LPs. I figured I'd chuck them all, since there's a GoodWill up the street where I could easily acquire multiple copies of any of Ray's 90+ albums released between 1956 and 2000 if I ever really began to miss them. But after giving another listen to Ray Conniff and his singers' rendition of Gloria Gaynor's 1978 disco anthem, this 1979 LP ended up back on my shelf. Indeed, it has survived. (The record also includes a wonderfully terrible version of "Music Box Dancer"...with lyrics!) You can read all about the life and career of the prolific Mr. Conniff on Wikipedia here.

[ Ray Conniff: November 6, 1916 — October 12, 2002 ]

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