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It Must Be Him

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Download links and information about It Must Be Him by The Ray Conniff Singers. This album was released in 1968 and it belongs to Jazz, Pop, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 30:14 minutes.

Artist: The Ray Conniff Singers
Release date: 1968
Genre: Jazz, Pop, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 11
Duration: 30:14
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Music to Watch Girls By 3:03
2. Yesterday 2:55
3. Somethin' Stupid 2:28
4. It Must Be Him 3:24
5. A Man and a Woman 3:11
6. Release Me 2:10
7. There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World) 2:25
8. What the World Needs Now Is Love 2:07
9. Don't Sleep In the Subway 3:16
10. Up, Up and Away 2:18
11. The Impossible Dream 2:57

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Ray Conniff's first LP of 1968, It Must Be Him, was a fairly typical collection of easy listening interpretations of pop hits from 1965-1967 that had been fairly easy to listen to in their original recordings. In a sleeve note, Conniff praised "the harmonic structures, melodic lines, and rhythmic backgrounds" of contemporary pop that were bringing about "the most radical and exciting change I have witnessed in the entire 25 years I have been associated with the recording industry," and in his arrangements he retained much of the flavor of the hit versions, to the point of using a studio band that featured electric guitars. But that didn't mean he was covering the Rolling Stones, by any means. Rather, he took advantage of a softening in pop after the British Invasion that allowed new middle-of-the-road performers like Engelbert Humperdinck ("Release Me") and Vikki Carr ("It Must Be Him") to emerge. His version of the 5th Dimension's "Up, Up and Away" sounded a lot like the original, if only because his perky singers took the same approach as the popular vocal group. His singers were sometimes asked to tackle unlikely lyrics, particularly the bitter, obsessed "It Must Be Him," which was given an oddly androgynous tone when what were clearly male singers joined in with the females on the chorus, an effect repeated in "Don't Sleep in the Subway." But Conniff's fans didn't mind. His albums were intended for an older audience that occasionally heard a song they liked on AM radio, even if they were put off by the long hair of some of the performers. For them, albums like It Must Be Him were useful hits collections, and this one was useful enough to earn a gold record award.