WITHOUT A SONG

Our fifth ABC television special, "Music, Music, Music", was videotaped on March 7, 8, and 9 of 1980 and aired on May 16. Guests included Ella Fitzgerald and John Davidson, with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. The show opened with this 1929 standard and featured Karen, Ella, John and me. As stereophonic sound in television was still a few years away, all of the music for our specials was mixed in monaural. We were so fond of the music from this show that after videotaping was wrapped and, on our dime, Karen and I decided to remix it all in stereo and have a couple of reference disks cut for our own collections. As we were about to embark on this project, Karen thought it would be fun to sing Ella's part on Without A Song and for me to sing John's. The "refs" were cut on May 13, 1980 and up until work began on this CD, had never been heard by anyone else other than those involved.

 

 

 
Last Updated June 4, 2008
May 2004  Richard Carpenter

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