Atomic Age Cocktail Party

Great Arrangers: Nelson Riddle (1050)

Atomic Age logo with an illustration of Nelson Riddle's face. Text reads Episode 1050 Great Arrangers: Nelson Riddle

This time on the show, we spotlight Nelson Riddle, one of the great arrangers, if not the greatest arranger of the hi-fi era. Riddle worked with a who's who of some of the most important singers of his time. If you saw an album that also included Riddle's name, you knew you were in for something good. On the program, we'll hear a sampling of his collaborations with folks like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Oscar Peterson, Linda Ronstadt, and many more.


Title Artist Album
I've Got the World on a String Frank Sinatra This Is Sinatra!
I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me Dean Martin This Time I'm Swingin'
The Riviera Johnny Mathis Live It Up!
I Wish You Love Keely Smith I Wish You Love
Unforgettable Nat King Cole Unforgettable
Imagination Rosemary Clooney Love
Round Midnight Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson & Nelson Riddle
When Your Lover Has Gone Ella Fitzgerald Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson
I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) Judy Garland Judy In Love
Return to Paradise Bing Crosby Return To Paradise Islands
Love Is Here to Stay Dinah Shore Dinah, Yes Indeed!
Old Devil Moon Peggy Lee Jump For Joy
Lush Life Linda Ronstadt Lush Life
Traces Steve Lawrence Portrait Of Steve
Let's Face the Music and Dance Shirley Bassey Let's Face The Music
Day In - Day Out Nelson Riddle Sing A Song With Riddle