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....
The Third Album
Arranger and Conductor
Peggy Lee Song Book
Lady in Satin
Ellis In Wonderland
Let's Get Away from It All
Jazz For Dad's
Broken Hearted Melody
A Certain Smile
Standing On The Corner
The Four Lads
Billie's Blues: The Original Recordings by Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday, Ray Ellis, and Ray Ellis & His Orchestra
The Exciting Connie Francis
Arranged and Conducted by Ray Ellis
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