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Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra

Band, 1940-1980
Jazz and Pop

Well regarded jazz/swing group, conducted by band leader, Nelson Riddle. Started as a backing band for such luminaries as Frank Sinatra and Nat "King" Cole, before branching out into film scores. Following the death of Nelson, his son, John has acted as orchestra leader.

        
Members
PortraitNelson Riddle
tb 1921-1985 US
PortraitHarold Fisher
dr GB
PortraitPlas Johnson
ts, sax, fl *1931 US
PortraitRay Warleigh
fl, sax, as 1938-2015 GB
PortraitRonnie Price
p 1923-1996 GB
PortraitJudd Proctor
g *1933 GB
PortraitJim Lawless
perc, vib *1935 GB
PortraitPeter King
as *1940 GB
PortraitMitch Dalton
g
PortraitColin Sheen
tb, ts
PortraitRonnie Verrell
dr 1926-2002 GB

Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Joy Of Living / A Riddle Of ContrastsNelson Riddle And His Orchestra2011Compil.
Hey, Let Yourself Go! / C'mon... Get Happy!Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra2008Compil.
Frank Sinatra Und Das Orchester Nelson RiddleFrank Sinatra Und Das Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra2007Compil.
Drive-In / You Won’t Forget MeNelson Riddle And His Orchestra2007Album
Riddle Me ThisNelson Riddle And His Orchestra2007Album
SurfboardNelson Riddle And His Orchestra2006Album
The Look Of LoveNelson Riddle And His Orchestra2004Album
Hey...Let Yourself Go! / C'mon Get HappyNelson Riddle And His Orchestra2000Album
Around The World / FascinationNat King Cole Con La Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra Y Nelson Riddle Chorus1994Single
I Get A Kick Out Of You / Dream Dancing / I've Got You Under My SkinElla Fitzgerald With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1988Compil.
The UntouchablesNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1987Single
Games That Lovers PlayNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1987Compil.
When You Wish Upon A StarLinda Ronstadt With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1986Single
For Sentimental ReasonsLinda Ronstadt With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1986Album
Blue SkiesKiri Te Kanawa, Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1985Single
I Didn't Know What Time It WasKiri Te Kanawa With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1985Single
Softly BabyGeorgia Carr With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1985Compil.
Blue SkiesKiri Te Kanawa - Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1985Album
Falling In Love AgainLinda Ronstadt With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1984Single
In Concert-What's NewLinda Ronstadt / Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1984Album
NBC Proudly Presents The Nat King Cole ShowNat King Cole, Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1984Album
What's NewLinda Ronstadt & Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1983Single
What's NewLinda Ronstadt & Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1983Single
I've Got A Crush On You / Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be)Linda Ronstadt & Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1983Single
Someone To Watch Over MeLinda Ronstadt & Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1983Single
What's NewLinda Ronstadt & Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1983Album
The Look Of LoveNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1982Compil.
The George And Ira Gershwin SongbookElla Fitzgerald And Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1978Album
The Great GatsbyNelson Riddle, Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1974Album
Golden Hour Of Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra - 'Brass, Reeds And Strings'Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1973Compil.
Ella Swings With NelsonElla Fitzgerald With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1972Compil.
Portrait Of SteveSteve Lawrence With The Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1972Album
SpiceFrank Sinatra Jr., The Larry O'Brien Octette, Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1971Album
Avon Christmas 1970Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra And Nelson Riddle Chorus1970Album
El DoradoNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1967Single
Let's Face The Music & Dance!Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1966Album
Witchcraft!Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1965Album
Let's Face The Music (No. 2)Shirley Bassey With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1965Single
I Believed It All / With Open ArmsMary Mayo / Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra And Nelson Riddle Chorus1965Single
It's MagicKeely Smith with Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1964Single
Hello, Dolly !Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1964Single
Les IncorruptiblesNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1964Single
Route 66 And Other Great TV ThemesNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1963Single
More Hit TV ThemesNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1963Album
Come Blow Your HornFrank Sinatra, Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1963Single
Country BoyPinky Tomlin with Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1963Album
LolitaNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1962Single
Route 66 And Other T.V. ThemesNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1962Single
Till There Was You / Pal Joey ThemeNelson Riddle And His Orchestra With Sue Raney1962Single
Let's Face The MusicShirley Bassey With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1962Single
Route 66 And Other T.V. ThemesNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1962Album
Love Is A Game Of PokerNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1962Album
Let's Face The MusicShirley Bassey With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1962Album
Bon Soir LisbonNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1962Single
The Green Leaves Of Summer / De GuelloNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1961Single
El AlamoNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1961Single
I'll Buy You A StarJohnny Mathis With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1961Album
Rio Bravo - "Un Dollaro D'Onore"Dean Martin / Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1960Single
The Green Leaves Of Summer / De GuelloNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1960Single
Siesta In SevillaNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1960Single
The Green Leaves Of SummerNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1960Single
The Untouchables Strike BackNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1960Single
Can CanNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1960Album
Music Of The Motion Picture - The AlamoNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1960Single
Oklahoma!Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1959Single
Somethin' Special / The Joy Of Living (Know The Real Joy Of Good Living)Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1959Single
Sing A Song With RiddleNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1959Album
The Joy Of Living (Know The Real Joy Of Good Living)Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1959Single
De Guello (No Quarter) / Blue SafariNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1959Single
C'Mon... Get Happy !Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1958Single
Songs From Meredith Willson's The Music ManThe Four Preps, Billy May And His Orchestra, Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra, Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians1958Single
I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You / Blame It On PareeNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1958Single
The WhippoorwillKeely Smith, Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1958Single
That Old Black Magic / You Are My LoveLouis Prima & Keely Smith With Sam Butera And The Witnesses / Keely Smith With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1958Single
You'll Never KnowKeely Smith With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1958Single
To Love And Be LovedFrank Sinatra, Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1958Single
Holiday In Naples / Accordion WillyNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1957Single
Can I Steal A Little LoveFrank Sinatra With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1957Single
C'mon... Get HappyNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1957Album
Hey...Let Yourself Go!Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1957Album
MatineeNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1957Single
Tangi Tahiti (The Call Of Tahiti)Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1957Single
Hey...Let Yourself Go! (Part 2)Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1957Single
I'm Getting Sentimental Over YouNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1957Single
I Wish You Love / ShyKeely Smith With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1957Single
Robin Hood / Lisbon AntiguaNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1956Single
Could You / Farmer's TangoNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1956Single
Theme From "The Proud Ones"Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1956Single
Lisbon AntiguaNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1956Single
The Tender TouchNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1956Album
The Riddle TouchNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1956Compil.
Port Au Prince / Midnight BluesNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1956Single
MoonglowNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1955Single
Lisbon Antigua / Robin HoodNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1955Single
Take It Or Leave ItYvonne De Carlo With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1955Single
The Music From Oklahoma!Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1955Album
All Er Nothing / Pore Jud Is DaidNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1955Single
Same Old Saturday Night / Fairy TaleFrank Sinatra With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1955Single
The Song From "The Caine Mutiny" (I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me) / ViliaNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1954Single
Brother John / The Deep Blue SeaNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1953Album
Answer Me, My Love / WhyNat King Cole With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra & Nelson Riddle Chorus1953Album
Big Mamou / Is It Any WonderElla Mae Morse With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1953Album
Goin' SteadyBetty Hutton With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra1953Single
Martin Kane ThemeNelson Riddle And His Orchestra1953Single
Blue Moon / If I Love / Once In A Dream / Mexicali RoseLucho Gatica, Nelson Riddle And His OrchestraSingle
Birds Of Paradise / Una Casa PortuguesaNelson Riddle And His OrchestraSingle
Same Old Saturday Night / Fairy TaleFrank Sinatra With Nelson Riddle And His OrchestraAlbum
The Nat "King" Cole Show. Live 1957 BroadcastsNat King Cole With Nelson Riddle And His OrchestraAlbum
The Untouchables / Autumn In RioNelson Riddle And His OrchestraSingle
Never Never LandNelson Riddle And His OrchestraSingle
The Sun Forgot To Shine This Morning / The Whisp'ring SerenadeGeorgia Carr, Nelson Riddle And His OrchestraAlbum
The Silver CollectionNelson Riddle And His OrchestraAlbum
The Untouchables / Autumn In RioNelson Riddle And His OrchestraSingle
Hey... Let Yourself Go! (Part 1)Nelson Riddle And His OrchestraSingle
The Song From 'The Caine Mutiny'Nelson Riddle And His OrchestraAlbum
Blue Moon / If I Love / Once In A Dream / Mexicali RoseLucho Gatica, Nelson Riddle And His OrchestraSingle
Birds Of Paradise / Una Casa PortuguesaNelson Riddle And His OrchestraSingle
The Song From "Kings Go Forth" / Siesta In SevillaNelson Riddle And His OrchestraSingle
Walking The DogNelson Riddle And His OrchestraSingle
Romance, Fire And FancyNelson Riddle And His OrchestraAlbum
Play The Wonderful Nat King SongsNelson Riddle And His OrchestraAlbum
10th Anniversary Part 3Nat King Cole Featuring The Nat King Cole Trio And Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra And Pete Rugolo OrchestraSingle
In The Chapel In The Moonlight / The Little ShoemakerNelson Riddle And His OrchestraAlbum
Lisbon Antigua / I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over YouNelson Riddle And His OrchestraSingle
Shadow Waltz / Vera CruzNelson Riddle And His OrchestraSingle
The Music From Oklahoma! Part 1Nelson Riddle And His OrchestraSingle
The Seventh Voyage Of SinbadNelson Riddle And His OrchestraSingle
Sinatra Sings FilmsongsFrank Sinatra With Nelson Riddle And His OrchestraSingle
Brother JohnNelson Riddle And His OrchestraSingle
Matinee / Theme From "New Girl In Town"Nelson Riddle And His OrchestraSingle
Blue Moon / September In The RainFrank Sinatra With Nelson Riddle And His OrchestraSingle
Theme From "The Proud Ones" / The Love Of GenevieveNelson Riddle And His OrchestraSingle
Blame It On Paree / In A Small Forgotten TownNelson Riddle And His OrchestraSingle
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