Ray Conniff & His Orchestra - Memories Are Made of This

Ray Conniff & His Orchestra - Memories Are Made of This
Release Date:
January, 1961
Styles:
Easy Pop, Orchestral/Easy Listening, Traditional Pop, Vocal Pop
Album:
Memories Are Made of This
Duration:
33:21

Memories Are Made of This was one of Ray Conniff's most commercially successful albums -- and also one of his most distinctive. The songs are a typical assortment of hits from the previous decade, but Conniff remakes them in surprising and creative ways. The album is strictly instrumental in its approach, with Conniff's chorus confined to the wordless vocalizing for which it is famous.

Subtle Latin beats and playful arrangements transform "Tammy" and "Three Coins in the Fountain" into minor masterpieces; the listener may recognize the melodies, but Conniff's interpretations are refreshingly new. The repertoire smartly ties together traditional and teen pop to create a broadly appealing program of songs ranging from "Love Me Tender" and "Love Letters in the Sand" to pop oldies like "No Other Love." Memories Are Made of This is simultaneously an infectiously fun album and an impressive display of inspired arrangements.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Memories Are Made of This / Richard Dehr / Terry Gilkyson / Frank MillerRay Conniff & His Orchestra feat: Chorus / Ray Conniff2:36
Tammy / Ray Evans / Jay LivingstonRay Conniff & His Orchestra feat: Chorus / Ray Conniff2:19
Young Love / Rick Cartey / Carol JoynerRay Conniff & His Orchestra feat: Chorus / Ray Conniff3:20
Three Coins in the Fountain / Sammy Cahn / Jule StyneRay Conniff & His Orchestra feat: Chorus / Ray Conniff3:06
Moments to Remember / Robert Allen / Al StillmanRay Conniff & His Orchestra feat: Chorus / Ray Conniff3:03
My Foolish Heart / Ned Washington / Victor YoungRay Conniff & His Orchestra feat: Chorus / Ray Conniff3:18
Love Me Tender / Vera Matson / Elvis PresleyRay Conniff & His Orchestra feat: Chorus / Ray Conniff2:27
Around the World / Harold Adamson / Victor YoungRay Conniff & His Orchestra feat: Chorus / Ray Conniff2:46
Love Letters in the Sand / J. Fred Coots / Charles F. Kenny / Nick A. KennyRay Conniff & His Orchestra feat: Chorus / Ray Conniff2:26
Unchained Melody / Alex North / Hy ZaretRay Conniff & His Orchestra feat: Chorus / Ray Conniff2:39
Only You (And You Alone) / Buck Ram / Ande RandRay Conniff & His Orchestra feat: Chorus / Ray Conniff2:47
No Other Love / Oscar Hammerstein II / Richard RodgersRay Conniff & His Orchestra feat: Chorus / Ray Conniff2:34