Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ray Anthony

Ray AnthonyRay Anthony had a long and distinguished career as a bandleader and arranger and conductor and composer. I think his most famous song was The Bunny Hop. He put 6 songs on the top 100 between 1955 and 1962, but for all that, I just have the one song. Shame on me…

Ray Anthony:

Peter Gunn – Spy theme extraordinaire. The original, of course, was written and performed by Henry Mancini, whose entire career as a soundtrack meister took off from there. But it was Ray Anthony who put it on the chart, and that was in the winter of 1959. ELP used this as a show closer, and I heard it live once performed in the park by Winnipeg jazz icon Ron Paley.

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