Nelson Riddle

The Nelson Riddle Collection 1941-1962

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One of the most revered arranger/conductors of the post-war era, Nelson Riddle was also an excellent composer and musician in his own right. His orchestrations for Frank Sinatra in the 1950s are legendary, but his work can be heard on songs by Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, and Ella Fitzgerald, among others. This four-disc collection features over 100 tracks showcasing his early years with the Charlie Spivak Orchestra, through his peak years arranging for the top stars at Capitol Records, where he even found time to release several of his own records.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:27
2
2:43
3 3:08
4 3:16
5 2:56
6 3:12
7 3:14
8 3:10
9 2:46
10 3:22
11
feat: Mel Tormé
2:47
12 3:06
13
feat: Dick Haymes
3:00
14
feat: Dick Haymes
3:05
15
feat: Dick Haymes
3:20
16
feat: Dick Haymes
3:14
17 2:48
18 2:31
19
feat: Dick Haymes
2:50
20
feat: Dick Haymes
2:47
21
feat: Al Martino
2:46
22
feat: Al Martino
3:10
23 2:34
24 3:06
25 2:57

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:29
2
feat: Louis Jordan
3:21
3
feat: Louis Jordan
2:39
4
feat: Louis Jordan
3:06
5
feat: Louis Jordan
3:15
6 2:36
7 2:09
8 2:59
9 2:58
10
feat: Pat Auld
2:52
11
2:41
12 3:00
13 2:16
14 2:49
15 2:37
16
feat: Bob Manning
3:09
17 3:04
18 2:50
19 2:31
20 2:39
21 2:50
22 2:30
23 2:52
24 2:58
25 2:30
26 2:17
27 2:33

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Bobby Troup
2:52
2
feat: Bobby Troup
2:38
3 2:22
4 2:18
5 2:35
6
feat: Jane Russell
2:07
7
feat: Jane Russell
2:44
8
feat: Judy Garland
2:08
9
feat: Judy Garland
2:46
10
feat: Judy Garland
3:41
11 2:46
12
2:42
13 2:05
14 2:42
15 2:21
16 2:59
17 2:31
18 3:12
19 3:10
20 3:35
21 2:23
22
feat: Bing Crosby
2:33
23
feat: Bing Crosby
2:55
24
feat: Peggy Lee
3:37
25
feat: Peggy Lee
3:37
26 1:30
27 2:22
28 2:49

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:30
2 2:40
3 3:08
4
feat: Keely Smith
3:13
5 1:52
6
feat: Keely Smith
3:48
7 2:43
8
feat: Peggy Lee
2:51
9
feat: Sue Raney
3:00
10 2:29
11
feat: Peggy Lee
2:08
12 2:52
13 2:29
14 2:06
15
feat: Mavis Rivers
4:07
16
feat: Mavis Rivers
2:37
17
feat: Dinah Shore
2:35
18
feat: Dinah Shore
2:36
19
feat: Dinah Shore
5:35
20 2:11
21 2:32
22 2:50
23 3:47
24 2:38
25 2:09
26 2:09
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