Nelson Riddle

Great Music Great Films Great Sounds

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Great Music Great Films Great Sounds is Nelson Riddle's 1965 runthrough of contemporary film titles, with the delightful addition of a few standards from a previous era tacked onto the end. The record allowed Riddle to perform his interpretive magic on a set of familiar numbers (although some were only contemporary hits). Riddle's version of the Mancini/Mercer favorite "Charade" is nearly as good as the original, and the mild menace of "Follow Me" (the love song from Mutiny on the Bounty) makes it a standout as well. Best of all are the four Rodgers & Hart compositions closing the program, including "Little Girl Blue" and "My Romance."