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Friendly Persuasion

About This Album

Piano solo work by Bob Ralston
Trumpet solo work by Dick Cathcart
Trombone solo work by Ray Conniff

The CD was originally reissued on July 4, 1994 (Columbia CK 9010) but was deleted in 1999. It was reissued on April 27, 1999 but without credits, liner notes, and photo of Ray and his orchestra (Sony Music Special Products A 34301).

Liner notes

The picture shown below was taken during the recording of this album. Although the singers appear on the right, they actually sound in the center on stereo, through the use of switch microphone channels. We also switch the organ and piano II to the right.
On four of the songs we tried a new stereo setup not shown below. It utilizes four trombones, four men singers and tuba on the left; and five trumpets, four girl singers and piccolo on the right. Tiger Rag and Ebb Tide are good examples.

Happy Listenin'

Ray Conniff