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Ray Ellis

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Born: July 28, 1923 | Died: October 27, 2008    Primary Instrument: Arranger

In a career that began in the mid-1950s, Ray Ellis arranged the music for “Standing on the Corner” and “Moments to Remember” for the Four Lads; “Splish Splash” and “Dream Lover” for Bobby Darin; “Everybody Loves a Lover” for Doris Day; “Where the Boys Are” for Connie Francis; and “That Certain Smile” for Johnny Mathis.

Ellis worked with producer Jerry Wexler at Atlantic Records arranging a number of R&B classics, including Ben E. King's “Spanish Harlem,” Brook Benton's “There Goes My Baby” and the Drifters' “Under the Boardwalk.” He also worked on some Ahmet Ertegun productions....
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1973

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Connie Francis
Arranged and Conducted by Ray Ellis
1959

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