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Encyclopedia > Nelson Riddle

Nelson Smock Riddle, Jr. (June 1, 1921October 6, 1985) was a well-known American bandleader, arranger and orchestrator whose career spanned from the late 1940s until the early 1980s. Riddle is perhaps best known for his 1950s work for Capitol Records, providing jazzy big-band style arrangements to accompany such vocalists as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Louis Prima and Keely Smith. Later, his arranging talents were also used by Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Bassey, Matt Monro, Linda Ronstadt, and others. His arrangements are characterized by innovative orchestration with counter melodies and instrumentation that express the emotions of each verse of a song. June 1 is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... In music, an arrangement refers either to a rewriting of a piece of existing music with additional new material or to a fleshing-out of a compositional sketch, such as a lead sheet. ... Orchestration is the study or practice of writing music for orchestra (or, more loosely, for any musical ensemble) or of adapting for orchestra music composed for another medium. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1940s. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti, June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an Italian American singer, film actor, and comedian. ... Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965) was a popular American singer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. ... Superscript text Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an Oscar-nominated American film actress, considered by many to be one of the greatest singing stars of Hollywoods Golden Era of musical film, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale from The... Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American jazz and traditional pop singer and songwriter and Oscar-nominated performer. ... Louis Prima (December 7, 1910 – August 24, 1978) was an American entertainer, singer, actor, and trumpeter. ... Keely Smith (born March 9, 1928) is an American jazz and popular music singer who enjoyed great popularity in the 1950s and 1960s through her collaborations with Louis Prima and Frank Sinatra, for which she was much admired for her exquisite singing style and her great beauty. ... Ella Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ... Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE (born January 8, 1937 ) (age 70) in Cardiff, Wales), is a Welsh singer, perhaps best-known for performing the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979). ... Matt Monro (December 1, 1932- February 7, 1985) was a ballad singer of the 1960s and one of great international postwar entertainers. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is a popular vocalist with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous multi-platinum albums, an Emmy Award, a Tony Award nomination who has recorded over 30 studio albums. ...

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Early years

Riddle was born in Oradell, New Jersey, the only child of Marie Albertine Riddle and Nelson Smock Riddle, Sr. Following his father's interest in music, he began taking piano lessons at age eight and trombone lessons at age fourteen. After his graduation from Ridgewood High School, Riddle spent his late teens and early 20s playing trombone in and occasionally arranging for various local dance bands, culminating in his association with the Charlie Spivak Orchestra. Map highlighting Oradells location within Bergen County. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... The trombone is a musical instrument in the brass family. ... Ridgewood High School. ... Charlie Spivak (17 February 1905 or 1907–1 March 1982) was an American trumpeter and bandleader, best known for his big band in the 1940s. ...


In 1943, Riddle joined the Merchant Marine where he continued his musical work. After his enlistment term ended, Riddle travelled to Chicago to join the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1944; he remained the orchestra's third trombone for eleven months until drafted by the United States Army in April, 1945. Tommy Dorsey, in a publicity shot for The Big Apple Tommy Dorsey (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was an American jazz trombonist and bandleader in the Big Band era. ... The United States Army is the largest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ...


Just months after Riddle entered the Army, World War II ended and he was discharged in June 1946 after only fifteen months on active duty. Riddle moved shortly thereafter to Hollywood to pursue his career as an arranger, and spent the next several years ghostwriting arrangements for more established names in the music business, and also serving on the arranging staff at NBC. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...


The Capitol years

In 1950, Riddle was hired by arranger Les Baxter to write arrangements for a recording session with Nat King Cole; this was one of Riddle's first associations with Capitol Records. Although one of the songs Riddle had arranged, "Mona Lisa," soon became the biggest selling single of Cole's career, the work was credited entirely to Baxter. However, once Cole learned the true identity of the arrangement's creator, he sought out Riddle's work for other sessions, and thus began a fruitful partnership that furthered the careers of both men at Capitol. Les Baxter (March 14, 1922 - January 15, 1996) studied piano at the Detroit Conservatory before moving to Los Angeles for further studies at Pepperdine College. ... Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965) was a popular American singer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Mona Lisa was an Academy Award-winning song written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston for the film . ...


During the same year, Riddle also struck up a conversation with Vern Yocum, (born George Vernon Yocum) a big band jazz musician (brother of Pied Piper, Clark Yocum) who had transitioned into music preparation servicing Frank Sinatra. He also worked for Nat King Cole and other entertainers at Capitol Records. A collaboration followed with Vern becoming Riddle's "right hand" as copyist and librarian for the next thirty years. Vern Yocum Vern Yocum (April 15, 1909 - September 13, 1991) is best known as copyist and librarian for Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Nelson Riddle. ...


In 1952, Capitol Records executives viewed the up-and-coming Riddle as a prime choice to arrange for the newly-arrived Frank Sinatra. Sinatra was reluctant however, preferring instead to remain with Axel Stordahl, his long-time collaborator from his Columbia Records years. When success of the first few Capitol sides with Stordahl proved disappointing, Sinatra eventually relented and Riddle was called in to arrange his first session for Sinatra, held on April 30, 1953. The first product of the Riddle-Sinatra partnership, "I've Got The World On A String", became a runaway hit and is often credited with relaunching the singer's slumping career. Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... Stordahl and Frank Sinatra at the first Capitol recording session in 1953 Axel Stordahl (8 August 1913-August 30, 1963) was an arranger who was active from the late 1930s through the 1950s. ...


Riddle was to stay at Capitol for another decade, during which time he continued to arrange for Sinatra and Cole, in addition to such Capitol artists as Dean Martin, Keely Smith, and Ed Townsend. He also found time to release his own instrumental albums on the label, most notably "Hey...Let Yourself Go" (1957) and "C'mon...Get Happy" (1958), both of which peaked at a respectable number twenty on the Billboard charts. Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


Later years

In 1962 Riddle orchestrated two albums for Ella Fitzgerald, Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson, and Ella Swings Gently with Nelson, their first work together since 1959's Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook. The mid-1960s would also see Fitzgerald and Riddle collaborate on the last of Ella's 'Songbooks', devoted to the songs of Jerome Kern (Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook) and Johnny Mercer (Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Songbook). Ella Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ... Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson is a 1962 (see 1962 in music) album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. ... Ella Swings Gently with Nelson is a 1962 (see 1962 in music) album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. ... Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook is a 1959 (see 1959 in music) album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, (focusing on the songs of George and Ira Gershwin) recorded with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, marking the first time that Ella and Riddle had worked together. ... Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American composer of popular music. ... Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook is a 1963 (see 1963 in music) album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, with an Orchestra conducted and arranged by Nelson Riddle. ... John Herndon Johnny Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) was a popular American songwriter and singer. ... Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Songbook is a 1964 (see 1964 in music) album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. ...


In 1963, Riddle joined Sinatra's newly-established label Reprise Records. Much of his work in the 1960s and 1970s was for film and television, including his hit theme song for Route 66, steady work arranging episodes of Batman and other television series, and the scores of several motion pictures including the Rat Pack features Robin and the Seven Hoods and the original Ocean's Eleven. Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... Route 66 was an American TV series in which two young men traveled across America. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Robin and the Seven Hoods is a 1964 musical film, starring the Rat Pack. ... Oceans Eleven is a 1960 heist film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring five Rat Packers: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. ...


In the latter half of the 1960s, the partnership between Riddle and Frank Sinatra grew more distant as Sinatra began increasingly to turn to Don Costa, Billy May and an assortment of other arrangers for his album projects. Although Riddle would write various arrangements for Sinatra until the late 1970s, Strangers In The Night, released in 1966, was the last full album project the pair completed together. The collection of Riddle-arranged songs was intended to expand on the success of the title track, which had been a number one hit single for Sinatra arranged by Ernie Freeman. Don Costa (July 10, 1925 – January 19, 1983) was a United States pop music arranger and record producer. ... William E. May, better known as Billy May (10 November 1916 – 22 January 2004) was an American composer, arranger and musician. ... Strangers In The Night is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1966. ... Ernie Freeman (b 16 August 1922, Cleveland, Ohio - d 16 May 1981, Hawaii) was an American pianist and arranger. ...


During the 1970s, the majority of his work was for film and television, including the score for the 1974 version of The Great Gatsby, which earned Riddle his first Academy Award after some five nominations. In 1973, he served as musical director for the Emmy Award winning The Julie Andrews Hour. Nelson Riddle also made numerous concert appearances throughout the 1970s, some of which were led by his good friend, Tommy Shepard. The Great Gatsby is a 1974 film made by Newdon Productions and Paramount Pictures. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Julie Andrews Hour was a television variety series made by ATV and distributed by ITC Entertainment. ... Tommy Shepard (circa 1969). ...


1982 also saw Riddle work for the last time with Ella Fitzgerald, on her last orchestral Pablo album, The Best Is Yet to Come. Arrangements for Ronstadt's "What's New" (1983) and "Lush Life" (1984) won Riddle his second and third Grammy Awards (the last was awarded posthumously in 1986). Ella Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ... Pablo Records was a record label founded by Norman Granz in 1973. ... The Best is Yet to Come is a 1982 (see 1982 in music) studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied a studio orchestra arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle. ... Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music...


Working with Linda Ronstadt and Career Revival

In 1982, Riddle was approached by Linda Ronstadt and producer Peter Asher to write arrangements for an album of pop standards Ronstadt had been contemplating for some time. The end result was a three-album contract which included what were to be the last arrangements of Riddle's career. Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is a popular vocalist with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous multi-platinum albums, an Emmy Award, a Tony Award nomination who has recorded over 30 studio albums. ... Peter Asher (born on June 22, 1944 in London, England) is a guitarist, singer and record producer. ... The term pop standards refers to an American songwriting, arranging, and singing style that is widely considered as the high point of Western vocal popular music. ...


When Nelson took on Ronstadt's desire to learn more about Traditional Pop Music and record with her, he insisted on a whole album or nothing and was at first skeptical but once he agreed his career turned upside down immediately [1] , because, she was the queen of rock during this period. [2] For her to do, as she called it, "elevator music," was a great surprise to the young audience. Joe Smith, the president of Elektra, was terrified that the albums would turn off the rock audience. The three albums together sold over seven million copies [3] and brought Nelson back to a young audience. The younger audience hated what Nelson had done with Sinatra, and a big orchestra was something they would have no part of, but suddenly working with Linda, Nelson became a hero. It brought his career back into focus in the last three years of his life. Since then, this success has had a snowball effect which continues up until today. mainstream pop music Traditional pop music is a neologism for Western popular music which encompasses music that succeeded big band music and preceded rock and roll as the most popular kind of music in the United States, most of Europe, and some other parts of the world. ...


His Death and Legacy

In 1985, Riddle died at age 64 of liver ailments. He is interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, California. Hollywood Forever Cemetery entrance Hollywood Forever Cemetery entrance Hollywood Forever Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard in the Hollywood district of the City of Los Angeles, California. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue...


Following Nelson Riddle's death, his last three arrangements for Linda Ronstadt's For Sentimental Reasons album were conducted by Terry Woodson; the album was released in 1986. Sentimental Swing, released 2003 For Sentimental Reasons are an American nostalgia band and have usually played as a sextet of three men and three women, the women occasionally acting in the role of The Andrews Sisters, each wearing a red, white or blue dress. ...


In February 1986, Riddle's youngest son Christopher, himself an accomplished bass trombonist, assumed the leadership of his father's orchestra. The Nelson Riddle Orchestra continues touring to this day, playing tribute concerts showcasing Riddle's arrangements for Frank Sinatra and others.


Following the death of Riddle's second wife Naomi in 1998, proceeds from the sale of the Riddle home in Bel Air were used to establish the Nelson Riddle Archives at the University of Arizona, which officially opened in 2001. The opening showcased a gala concert of Riddle's works, with Linda Ronstadt as a featured guest performer. The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ...


In 2000, Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops released a Nelson Riddle tribute album entitled "Route 66: That Nelson Riddle Sound" on Telarc Records. The album showcases expanded orchestral adaptations of the original arrangements provided by the Nelson Riddle Archives, and is presented in a state-of-the-art digital recording that was among the first titles to be released on multi-channel SACD. Erich Kunzel (also known as Erich Kunzel Jr. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ... Telarc International Corporation is a Cleveland, Ohio based independent record label, founded in 1977 by two classically trained musicians and former teachers, Jack Renner and Robert Woods. ... Super Audio CD (SACD) is a read-only optical audio disc format aimed at providing much higher fidelity digital audio reproduction than the compact disc. ...


While in the Army, Riddle married his first wife Doreen Moran in 1945. The couple had six children: In 1968, Riddle separated from his wife Doreen; their divorce became official in 1970. A few months later he married Naomi Tenenholtz, then his secretary, with whom he would remain for the rest of his life.


Notable song arrangements

"I've Got You Under My Skin" (for Frank Sinatra)
"One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)" (for Frank Sinatra)
"The Lady Is A Tramp" (for Frank Sinatra)
"Mona Lisa" (for Nat King Cole)
"Night and Day" (for Frank Sinatra)
"On The Street Where You Live" (for Dean Martin)
"Unforgettable" (for Nat King Cole)
"What's New" (for Linda Ronstadt)
"Witchcraft" (for Frank Sinatra)

Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965) was a popular American singer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti, June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an Italian American singer, film actor, and comedian. ... Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965) was a popular American singer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is a popular vocalist with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous multi-platinum albums, an Emmy Award, a Tony Award nomination who has recorded over 30 studio albums. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ...

Notable film and television work

Batman (although Neal Hefti wrote the popular theme song, Riddle scored the actual episodes)
Li'l Abner (one of Riddle's first film assignments)
Route 66 (theme song earned Riddle a Top 40 single in 1962)
The Great Gatsby (earned Riddle a 1974 Academy Award)
A Man and His Music (1965/1966/1967 award winning television-specials for Frank Sinatra)
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (1967)
Paint Your Wagon (1969)
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)
Emergency! (1972)
The Julie Andrews Hour (1973)
Bonanza (1959)

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Selected discography

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  • 1956 Lisbon Antigua (EP)
  • 1956 The Tender Touch
  • 1957 Hey... Let Yourself Go
  • 1958 C'mon... Get Happy
  • 1958 Sea of Dreams
  • 1958 Witchcraft!
  • 1959 The Joy of Living
  • 1959 Sing a Song with Riddle
  • 1961 Love Tide
  • 1962 Love is a Game of Poker

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  • 2006 Hey Diddle Riddle & Sing a Song with Riddle

Reprise Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ...

  • 1964 Hits of 1964
  • 1966 Nat: An Orchestral Portrait of Nat "King" Cole

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  • 1966 Games That Lovers Play

United Artists United Artists Records was a record label founded by United Artists soon after its own founding in 1919 to distribute soundtracks from its movies. ...

  • 1967 Music for Wives and Lovers
  • 1968 The Contemporary Sound of Nelson Riddle

Liberty Liberty Records was a United States-based record label. ...

  • 1967 The Bright and the Beautiful
  • 1968 The Riddle of Today

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  • 1969 British Columbia Suite

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  • 1970 Avon Wishes You a Happy Holiday and a Joyous New Year

Bulldog Records

  • 1970 The Look of Love

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  • 1971 Communication
  • 1973 Changing Colors

Daybreak Records

  • 1973 Vive LeGrand!

Orchestrations for Frank Sinatra

Capitol albums

Songs For Young Lovers is a 1954 album by Frank Sinatra, his first released under the Capitol label. ... Swing Easy! is a 1954 album by Frank Sinatra, his second released under the Capitol label. ... In the Wee Small Hours is a recording by Frank Sinatra. ... Songs For Swingin Lovers is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1957. ... Close to You was the title of a Frank Sinatra album issued in 1957 by Capitol Records. ... A Swingin’ Affair! is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1957. ... Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (or simply Only The Lonely) is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1958. ... Nice n Easy is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1960. ... Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session!!! is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1961. ...

Reprise albums

The Concert Sinatra is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1963. ... Sinatra’s Sinatra is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1963. ... Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award Winners (or simply Academy Award Winners) is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1964. ... Moonlight Sinatra is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1966. ... Strangers In The Night is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1966. ...

Orchestrations for Ella Fitzgerald

Verve albums

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook is a 1959 (see 1959 in music) album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, (focusing on the songs of George and Ira Gershwin) recorded with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, marking the first time that Ella and Riddle had worked together. ... Ella Swings Gently with Nelson is a 1962 (see 1962 in music) album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. ... Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson is a 1962 (see 1962 in music) album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. ... Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook is a 1963 (see 1963 in music) album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, with an Orchestra conducted and arranged by Nelson Riddle. ... Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Songbook is a 1964 (see 1964 in music) album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. ...

Pablo albums

Ella Loves Cole is a 1972 (see 1972 in music) studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald. ... Dream Dancing is a 1978 (see 1978 in music) studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald. ... The Best is Yet to Come is a 1982 (see 1982 in music) studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied a studio orchestra arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle. ...

Selected orchestrations for Nat King Cole

(All Capitol albums.)

  • 1953: Nat King Cole Sings for Two In Love
  • 1955: The Piano Style of Nat King Cole
  • 1956: Ballads of the Day
  • 1958: St Louis Blues
  • 1959: To Whom It May Concern
  • 1960: Wild Is Love
  • 2001: Night Lights — posthumous release for both Cole and Riddle; recorded in 1955/56

Orchestrations for other artists

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Tributes to Riddle by other artists

  • Erich Kunzel, Route 66 - That Nelson Riddle Sound (Telarc Records, 2000)

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Further reading

  • September in the Rain: The Life of Nelson Riddle by Peter J. Levinson, 2001 ISBN 0-8230-7672-5
  • Arranged by Nelson Riddle 1985, Warner Bros. Publications. (A textbook on arranging by Riddle. Includes biography and "Personal and Musical observations")

See also

Well-known arrangers include: Robert Farnon Claus Ogerman Jorge Calandrelli Johnny Mandel Jeremy Lubbock Patrick Williams Torrie Zito Don Sebesky Alan Broadbent Clare Fisher Vince Mendoza Bill Ross John Clayton Percy Faith Ralph Burns Billy Byers Marion Evans Gene Puerling [[ Michel Legrand Brad Dechter Byron Olsen Rob Mounsey Jurre Haanstra...

References

  1. ^ Jerry Jazz Musician=. The Peter Levinson Interview. Retrieved on April 9, 2007.
  2. ^ Time=. The Linda Ronstadt Interview. Retrieved on April 9, 2007.
  3. ^ Family Week=. Linda Ronstadt: The Gamble Pays off Big. Retrieved on April 9, 2007.

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Nelson Riddle (706 words)
elson Riddle was one of the most admired and versatile arranger/composers of the post-war era, with major radio, television, film, and recording successes to his credit.
Riddle was known as one of the best arranger for singers, and backed many of Capitol's vocalists, including Margaret Whiting, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, and Frank Sinatra on his swinging albums ("Songs for Swingin' Lovers," "A Swingin' Affair," "Sinatra's Swing' Session") and others.
Riddle also wrote for a number of television shows, including "The Untouchables," and his theme for the series, "Route 66," was released as a single and made it into the Top 40 in 1962.
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Riddle was a master of mood and subtlety, and an expert at drawing out a song's emotional subtext.
Riddle knew how to lay back and bring certain lyrics or vocal subtleties to the forefront, and how to add countermelodies that emphasized other lyrics, or made important transitions.
Nelson Smock Riddle was born June 1, 1921, in Oradell, NJ.
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