Nelson Riddle

Nelson Smock Riddle, Jr. (June 1, 1921 – October 6, 1985) was an American arranger, composer, bandleader and orchestrator whose career stretched from the late 1940s to the mid 1980s. It was his signature sound and iconic arrangements that defined a generation and his work for Capitol Records kept such vocalists as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Johnny Mathis, Rosemary Clooney and Keely Smith household names. He found commercial and critical success again in the 1980s with a trio of albums with vocalist Linda Ronstadt.


Nelson Riddle - Best of the Capitol YearsOscar Peterson & Nelson RiddleLisbon Antigua (1997 Digital Remaster)Route 66//More Hit TV ThemesArranged by Nelson RiddleSeptember in the Rain: The Life of Nelson RiddleLinda Ronstadt - What's New - In Concert with Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra [VHS]

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