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Ray Ellis [jazz]

Ray Ellis [jazz]
Aliases
Mark Jeffrey
Orchestra and Chorus under the Direction of Mark Jeffrey
Ray Ellis and His Orchestra
Ray Ellis & His Orchestra
Ray Ellis Orchestra and Chorus
Real name
Raymond Spencer Ellis
Born
July 28, 1923
Died
October 27, 2008
Country
United States
IPI
00009223412
00065434282
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Orchestra conductor, composer, arranger, record producer and saxophone player born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was mostly associated with light jazz, pop and easy listening music but he also arranged for R&B performers including Etta James, Ben E. King, the Drifters and Brook Benton. He was A&R director for MGM and also worked with Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Anthony Newly and many other major performers.

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