Thursday, 15 August 2013

The Modern Way - Ray McVay And His Orchestra (1976)

Another fine Ray McVay ballroom dancing album from our friend Al Gates of Perth, West Australia!

For now it seems I have been spared, and so I will continue here, in public, until the shut down, if and when it comes!

Thanks to Al for the album; I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!

Album Preview - Tango For Two 



  2. Hi Mark,

    Congrats for your site!

    Let's see. I got a MUSICAL MISTERY I'd like to soleve. These two scenes & are from 1st storie of Julien Duvivier's 1942 film 'Tales of Manhattan'.

    Besides Spanish voices, the melody listened behind was put by same Spanish dubbing studio instead of Sol Kaplan's original score -a common practice in those days when voices & music were in the same track.

    This piano with strings song clearly belongs to the lounge/easy listening style. The questions are: What song is about? Who's performing? And, but not least, who's the composer?

    I''ll be very thankful (or anyone among the specialists you might know) never mind the clue you could give me.

    Best regards from Spain,


  3. hey mark, great-looking site! your blog is on our blogroll. can we be in yours?

  4. Ahhhh...Ray has a special place in my heart because not only, according to my mother and father, was Ray McVay and his orchestra playing the night they met at the Hammersmith Palais (1967), but I have played trumpet in his band a handful of times in the last 15 years (yes he's still going. He keeps Grecian 2000 in business on his own!). I always take pleasure in telling him that my parents met to the sound of his band (which he either forgets every time or is just humouring me!).