Nelson Riddle News

Updated 25th January 2012


First release of 2012

Johnny Mathis - I'll Buy You A Star

With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra

 Hallmark 711082

 I'll Buy You Star / Stairway To The Stars / When My Sugar Walks Down The Street / Magic Garden / Smile / Oh How I Try / Ring The Bell / Love Look Away / Sudden Love / The Best Is Yet To Come / Warm And Willing / My Heart And I

This album First appeared on CD in 1996 on Columbia CK 64892

and again in 2009 on a twofur Collectors Choice Music CCM 2016

Both of the above had four additional bonus tracks - 

Jenny / Wasn't The Summer Short? / Wherever You Are It's Spring / Should I Wait ( Or Should I Run To Her)


Due for release on 12th September 2011

Nelson Riddle  The Joy Of Living

A Ridde Of Contrasts

Jasmine JASCD 166

Disc 1

The Joy Of Living / Moonglow / Bird Of Paradise / Around The World (Nat King Cole) / There's A Gold Mine In The Sky (Nat King Cole) / 'Markam' Theme / Poor Jud Is Daid / All Or Nothin' / Something Special / I Speak To The Stars (Margaret Whiting) / Stowaway (Margaret Whiting) / Bonsoir Lisbon / Midnight Blue / Autumn In Rio / Dreams Can Tell A Lie) / Hold My Hand ( Nat King Cole ) / Venezuela / Ting -A -Lay-O / Deguello / I Took The Long Way Around (Betty Hutton) / Goin' Steady (Betty Hutton) / Deep Blue Sea / Brother John / 'Pal Joey' Theme / Time ( Wade, Dinning )(The Lancers) / Shenandoah Shuffle(The Lancers) / Siesta In Saville / Monique / Run For Cover

Disc 2

'The Untouchables' / Please Remember (The Four Freshman) / Drive In / Ill Wind / In The Mood (The Andrew Sisters) / Idle Chatter (The Andrew Sisters) / Green Leaves Of Summer / Pendulum Song / An Affair To Remember (Nat King Cole) / Make Her Mine / Caravan / Three Little Stars / Uno Casa Portuguesa / How Long Has It Been? (Margaret Whiting) / Allah Be Praised (Margaret Whiting) / Matinee Theatre / Sea Of Dreams / 'Vera Cruz' / Fascination (Nat King Cole) / If I Give My Heart To You (Nat King Cole) / Solitude / Take It Or Leave It / Polka Dots And Moonbeams / Carmen's Boogie (The Andrew Sisters) / One For The Wonder (The Andrew Sisters) / Ziganette / Till There Was You / Blue Safari / Santana


Also due for release in August

The Great Hit Sounds Of Dean Martin - That's Amore Baby!

Jasmine JASCD 691

Features all the tracks from the album This Time I'm Swingin'! here in stereo on CD for the first time. Nelson conducts and arranges on this one.

I Can't Believe That You're' In Love With Me / True Love / You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You / On The Street Where You Live / Imagination / Until The Real Thing Comes Along / Please Don't' Talk About When I''m Gone / I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face / Someday / Mean To Me / Heaven Can Wait / Just In Time


To be released on 26th June 2011. First time on CD for New In Town

New In Town / Glad To Be Here

Orchestra Arranged And Conducted  By Nelson Riddle

Blue Moon BMCD 1632

The More I See You / Lover Come Back To Me / Till The End Of Time / Do Notin' Till You Hear From Me / Rockin' Chair / Mam'selle / I Am  / In The Still Of Night / Symphony / Goin' My Way / Prisoner Of Love / New In Town // When My Dream Boat Come Home / Golden Earrings / Don't Get Around Much Anymore / What's Wrong With Me / Brazil / Dinah / Don't Ever Leave Me / On The Street Where You Live / Deap In A Dream / Night And Day / I''m In Love / Would I Love You / For Your Love (Bonus Track)


Listed by Amazon.com as being released on 7th February."This product is manufactured on demand when ordered from Amazon.com." The 12 tracks can also be downloaded as MP3 files


Pinky Tomlin Country Boy with Nelson Riddle's Orchestra

Essential Media Group

Country Boy / He's A Curbstone Cutie / The Object Of My Affection / Lonesome Road / Don't Take Your Love From Me / Love Bug Will Bite You If You Don't Watch Out / San Antonio Rose / I'm The Worrying Kind / That's What You Think / Lost And Found / Mary Lou / What's The Reason




 Released December 2010 on the Jasmine label a 2CD set featuring four tracks

with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra


Patty Andrews I'll Walk Alone

Jasmine JASCD 684

I'll Walk Alone / That's The Chance You Take / Where To, My Love ? / Without You




Due out on the 7th June on the Flare label

Anna Maria Alberghetti Warm And Willing

Flare ROYCD307

Warm And Willing / Anema E Core ( With All My Heart ) / In The Still Of The Night / I've Got The World On A String / Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / Porgy / Cuban Love Song / I Have Dreamed / Non Dementicar ( Don't Forget Me ) / I'm In The Mood For Love / How's Your Romance / Come Back To Sorrento ) Bonus Tracks which are not with Nelson Riddle   ( Darling, Come Back To Me No ( Ti Scordar Di Mi) / My One And Only Love / Aladdin / I Adore You (with Sal Mineo) / Caroling, Caroling / Star Carol / Ave Maria

This has been on CD before being released in Japan back in 2005


From Collectors' Choice Music

due for release on 31st May

Bing Crosby Return To Paradise Islands

CCM 2105

Return To Paradise / The Hukilau Song / The Old Plantation / Lovely Hula Hands / Love And Aloha / Keep Your Eyes On The Hands / Adventures In Paradise / Frangipani Blossom / Forevermore / Farewell My Tane / Beautiful Kahana / Home In Hawaii ( King's Serenade ) Return To Paradise ( False Start and Studio Chatter ) Bonus Tracks with Buddy Cole and His Trio My Little Grass Shack ( In Kealakakua, Hawaii ) / The Cockeyed Mayor Of  Kaunakakai / Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula / Ukulele Lady / King's Serenade.

An album released in 1964 , that's never been on CD before



From a Californian radio station a programme featuring many artists including Nelson Riddle

The one featuring Nelson is two, one hour shows, which are downloadable at Jazz At The Spa. Hosted by Jeff Gehringer with comments by  Rosemary Acerra, Nelson's daughter.


Released in early 2010 a 3CD set, Digitally Remastered

The songs for 'Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gerswhin Songbook' were recorded in 1959 and were first released on CD in 1990 on a 3 CD set Verve 825 024-2. Then again on a 4 CD set Verve 539759-2 in 1998, the latter being  possibly the most comprehensive set of all.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Song Book

Not Now Music NOT3CD040

Track listing as below with the addition of  Somebody Love Me / Cheerful Little Earful


Released in January 2010


Ella Fitzgerald  Sings George Gershwin

Jazz Manifesto 90310

 DISC ONE Ambulatory Suite ( Instrumental ) / Preludes I, II, III ( Instrumental ) / Sam And Dililah / But Not For Me / My One And Only / Let's Call The Whole Thing Off / ( I've Got ) Beginners Luck / Oh, Lady Be Good / Nice Work If You Can Get It / Things Are Looking Up / Just Another Rumba / How Long Has This Been Going On? / 'S Wonderful / The Man I Love / That Certain Feeling / By Strauss / Someone To Watch Over Me / The Real  American Folk Song ( It's A Rag )

DISC TWO Who Cares? / Looking For A Boy / They All Laughed / My Cousin In Milwaukee / Somebody From Somewhere / A Foggy Day / Clap Yo' Hands / For You, For Me, For Evermore / Stiff Upper Lip / Boy Wanted / Strike Up The Band / Soon / I've Got A Crush On You / Bidin' My Time / Aren't You Kinda Glad We Did? / Of Thee I Sing ( Baby ) / The Half Of It, Dearie, Blues / I Was Going Alright / He Loves And She Loves / Love Is Sweeping The Country / Treat Me Rough.

DISC THREE Love Is Here To Stay / Slap The Bass / Isn't It A Pity / Shall We Dance? /  Love Walked In / You've Got What Gets Me / They Can't Take That Away From Me / Embraceable You / I Can't Be Bothered Now / Boy ! What Love Has Done To Me / Facinating Rhythm / Funny Face / Lorelei ( Remake) / Oh, So Nice / Letl's Kiss And Make Up / I Got Rhythm


Released in July by DRG two Peggy Lee Albums both with Nelson Riddle

Jump For Joy


This was previously released in 1997 on at Two for One by EMI in Mono

Jump For Joy / Back In Your Own Back Yard / When My Sugar Walks Down The Street / I Hear Music / Just In Time / Old Devil Moon / What A Little Moonlight Will Do / Four Or Five Times / Music! Music! Music! / Cheek To Cheek / The Glory Of Love / Ain't We Got Fun / Bonus Tracks Listen To The Rockin' Bird / Baby Baby Wait For Me


The Man I Love

DRG-CD 9478

With Frank Sinatra conducting the Nelson Riddle Orchestra

Previously released in Japan

The Man I Love / Please Be Kind / Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe / ( Just One Way To Say ) I Love You / That's All / Something Wonderful / He's My Guy / Then I'll Be Tired Of You / My Heart Stood Still / If I Should Lose You / There Is No Greater Love / The Folks Who Live On The Hill / Bonus Tracks Uninvited Love / It Keeps You Young


Released May 2009, a two CD set, featuring the two albums Nelson did with Johnny Mathis back in the 60's

The first time for Live It Up on CD. I'll Buy You A Star on CD back in 1996 with four bonus tracks

I'll By You A Star / Live It Up

Collectors Choice Music CCM-2016

I'll Buy You A Star- I'll Buy You A Star / Stairway To The Stars / When My Sugar Walks Down The Street / Magic Garden / Smile / Oh How I Try / Ring The Bell / Love Look Away / Sudden Love / The Best Is Yet To Come / Warm And Willing / My Heart And I / Jenny / Wasn't The Summer Short / Wherever You Are It's Spring / Should I Wait ( Or Should I Run To Her ) ? Live It Up - Live It Up / Just Friends / Ace In The Hole / Why Not / I Won't Dance / Johnny One Note / Too Much Too Soon / The Riviera / Crazy In The Heart / Hey, Look Me Over / Love


Nelson's Notes  Vol.2 No.3 Issued May 2009


Released in March 2009, A 3CD Set from Collectables

Only The Best Of Nelson Riddle

Collectables COL- CD- 1195

Nothing new on these CD's as Collectables released these three in 2005

         1. Nat: An Orchestral Portriat of Nat King Cole  

2.   White On White And Other Hits Of 64

                                                         3.    Paris When It Sizzles / Great Music, Great Films, Great Sounds



The first release for 2009


Oscar Peterson & Nelson Riddle

Verve V6-8562

My Foolish Heart / Judy / Round Midnight / Someday My Prince Will Come / Come Sunday / Nightingale / My Ship / A Sleeping Bee / Portrait Of Jenny / Goodbye

All the above tracks with the exception of 'Judy' were released on the CD

"Oscar Peterson The Silver Collection " back in the 80's