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#655195 - 10/14/02 10:40 AM Ray Conniff
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I just saw on the news that Ray Conniff died yesterday. I think he fell and hit his head. His Christmas music is intertwined with so many of my fondest boyhood Christmas memories. His is still my second favorite Christmas album, right behind the original Johnny Matthis one. Both were cut in the mid-Sixties I believe.

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#655196 - 10/15/02 12:33 AM Re: Ray Conniff
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The man definitly made his mark as a major record seller. He got his start as a trombone player for Bunny Berigan's Orchestra and then Bob Crosby's Bobcats, later with Mitch Miller where he cut his chops as an arranger. He was a true pioneer and will be duly missed.
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