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Primary Instrument: Arranger

Born: June 1, 1921 | Died: October 6, 1985    

Nelson Riddle - arranger (1921 - 1985)

Nelson Riddle was one of the greatest arrangers in the history of American popular music. He worked with many of the major pop vocalists of his day, but it was his immortal work with Frank Sinatra, particularly on the singer’s justly revered Capitol concept albums, that cemented his enduring legacy. He was a master of mood and subtlety, and an expert at drawing out a song’s emotional subtext. He was highly versatile in terms of style, mood and tempo, and packed his charts full of rhythmic and melodic variations and rich tonal colors that blended seamlessly behind the lead vocal line. He often wrote specifically for individual vocalists, keeping their strengths and limitations in mind and pushing them to deliver emotionally resonant performances. This is evidenced certainly in his work with Sinatra in the following quote from Charles Granata’s book “Sessions with Sinatra,”: “It quickly became apparent that Riddle, of all the arrangers the singer had worked with, complemented Sinatra’s talents better than anyone else.”...
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    Lolita (The Original Sound Track Recording)

    GRP
    2004
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    Sea Of Dreams / Love Tide

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    2004
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    Route 66 And Other Tv Themes / More Hit Tv Themes

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    2002
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    Lolita (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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    1997
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    The Joy Of Living / Love Is A Game Of Poker

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    1997
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    Instrumental Favorites

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    1995
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    Batman Original TV Soundtrack Theme

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    1989
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Featured recording “Best Of The Capitol Years”

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Best Of The Capitol Years

Capitol Records (1999)
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