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Ray Bloch & His Orch. - The Bloch Party: The Singles Collection 1945-56

Ray Bloch & His Orch. - The Bloch Party: The Singles Collection 1945-56

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Ray Bloch was a pianist, composer, conductor, arranger and bandleader who is best known for being the arranger and conductor on The Ed Sullivan Show in the USA for its entire run from 1948 to 1971.

Prior to TV popularity, Bloch and his orchestra featured on numerous radio variety shows. These included: Johnny Presents (1939-46), The Gay Nineties Revue (1939-44), Let Yourself Go (1944-45), The Continental Celebrity Club (1945-46), The Milton Berle Show (1948-49), and The Mary Small Revue (1945). In 1951 Bloch hosted his own show, The Bloch Party, a 60-minute variety show on CBS Radio. The orchestra was a fixture on several game shows, including Take It Or Leave It (1940-47). Quick as a Flash (1944-49) and Sing It Again (1948-51). Bloch also worked on Philip Morris Playhouse (1939-43), and in several Orson Welles presentations. With a steady and lucrative career like that, his recording activities were not necessarily his main priority, which explains why he is not particular widely known.

However, for aficionados of the orchestras of the ‘40s and ‘50s who played the popular easy-on-the-ear music of the times, his music is up there with the best of them. This 47-track set comprises selected A- and B-sides from his releases on the Majestic, Signature and Coral labels from this era, often featuring songs that were hits for other artists, and including his US Top 20 hit Kate, Have I Come Too Early Too Late. It includes performances by his featured vocalists Monica Lewis, Larry Douglas, Jeffrey Clay, Alan Dale, Jimmy Saunders, Warren Covington, Lily Ann Carol, Buddy Nee and Ronnie Deauville.

Representing an archetypal slice of what many nostalgia buffs call “the golden age of popular music”, this is a rarely-heard showcase for one of the most accomplished backroom boys.


TRACKS

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 The Band Played On/Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet Ray Bloch & His Orch. & Chorus

2

Silver Threads Among The Gold Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
3 Meadowland Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
4 Full Moon And Empty Arms Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
5 Espanharlem Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
6 All Through The Day Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
7 Why Does It Get So Late So Early? Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
8 The Way You Look Tonight Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
9 The Very Thought Of You Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
10 People Will Say We're In Love Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
11 Humoresque Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
12 By The Light Of The Silv'ry Moon Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
13 When I Grow Too Old To Dream Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
14 Ma'mselle Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
15 Baia Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
16 Arkansas Traveler Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
17 Dark Eyes Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
18 Duel In The Sun - Part 1 Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
19 Kate (Have I Come Too Early Too Late) Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
20 Deep Purple Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
21 I Kiss Your Hand Madame Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
22 The Umpire Is A Most Unhappy Man Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
23 Be Sweet To Me, Kid Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Wonderful One Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
2 Cuddle Up A Little Closer Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
3 It Creeps By Night Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
4 You'll Never Walk Alone Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
5 Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
6 Stumbling Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
7 Thoughtless Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
8 I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
9 Sabre Dance Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
10 Siboney Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
11 Chop Sticks Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
12 Time To Start The Day Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
13 You've Got To Make Someone Happy Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
14 Till We Meet Again Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
15 Hindustan Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
16 Goodnight, My Love Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
17 Harlem Nocturne Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
18 Never Let Her Go Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
19 Don't Believe Me Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
20 With Every Breath I Take Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
21 Some Day Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
22 Anna Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
23 Re-Enlistment Blues Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
24 Donkey Tango Ray Bloch & His Orchestra
25 Lost Horizon Ray Bloch And His Chorus And Orch.
  • Artist:
    Ray Bloch & His Orch.
  • EAN:
    824046344825
  • Discs:
    2
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    October 2022
  • Brand:
    Acrobat
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3448