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Ray Charles (IV) (1918–2015)

Composer, conductor, songwriter and arranger, and the director of the Ray Charles Singers. He joined ASCAP in 1954, and has made many records. See full bio »

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 2003 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) (musical consultant)
 2001 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) (musical consultant)
 2000 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special documentary) (musical consultant)
 1999 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) (musical consultant)
 1998 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Movie documentary) (musical consultant)
 1997 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) (musical consultant)
 1996 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special documentary) (musical consultant)
 1995 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) (musical consultant)
 1994 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) (musical consultant)
 1993 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) (musical consultant)
 1993 Bob Hope: The First 90 Years (TV Movie documentary) (musical consultant)
 1990 Warner Bros. Celebration of Tradition, June 2, 1990 (TV Movie documentary) (additional composer: score)
 1989 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) (musical consultant)
 1987 We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala (TV Movie) (special musical material)
 1984 The Stars Salute the U.S. Olympic Team (TV Movie) (music director)
 1982 The Val Doonican Music Show (TV Series) (special arrangements - 8 episodes)
- Episode #6.9 (1982) ... (special arrangements)
- Episode #6.8 (1982) ... (special arrangements)
- Episode #6.7 (1982) ... (special arrangements)
- Episode #6.6 (1982) ... (special arrangements)
- Episode #6.5 (1982) ... (special arrangements)
 1981 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special documentary) (musical consultant)
 1979-1981 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (music consultant - 36 episodes)
- Buddy Rich (1981) ... (music consultant)
- Chris Langham (1981) ... (music consultant)
- Debbie Harry (1981) ... (music consultant)
- Wally Boag (1981) ... (music consultant)
- Gene Kelly (1981) ... (music consultant)
 1980 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) (musical consultant)
 1979 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) (musical consultant)
 1979 The Muppets Go Hollywood (TV Special) (musical consultant)
 1978 The Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait (TV Special) (special musical material)
 1977 Sha Na Na (TV Series) (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1975 Funny Lady (chorus supervisor)
 1974 The Perry Como Christmas Show (TV Special) (choral direction) / (special musical material)
 1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land (TV Movie) (special musical material)
 1964-1970 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (composer - 194 episodes)
- Episode #7.17 (1970) ... (composer: additional music - 1964-1970)
- Episode #7.16 (1970) ... (composer: additional music - 1964-1970)
- Episode #7.15 (1970) ... (composer: additional music - 1964-1970)
- Episode #7.14 (1970) ... (composer: additional music - 1964-1970)
- Episode #7.13 (1970) ... (composer: additional music - 1964-1970)
 1969 The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (TV Series) (musical consultant)
 1968 Kiss Me Kate (TV Movie) (choral director) / (music arranger: choral)
  Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (special material - 2 episodes, 1959) (vocal arrangements - 2 episodes, 1959)
- Episode #12.4 (1959) ... (special material) / (vocal arrangements)
- Episode #11.19 (1959) ... (special material) / (vocal arrangements)
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (vocal music arranger - 1 episode)
- Jack and the Beanstalk (1956) ... (vocal music arranger)
 1955-1956 Your Hit Parade (TV Series) (vocal arranger - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 9 June 1956 (1956) ... (vocal arranger)
- Episode dated 2 June 1956 (1956) ... (vocal arranger)
- Episode dated 12 November 1955 (1955) ... (vocal arranger)
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Alternate Names:

Ray Charles Choir | The Other Ray Charles
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Former "Perry Como Kraft Music Hall Show" television program producer Nick Vanoff moved his production team to Hollywood in mid 1963 to produce, (video-taped 'banked' in color at NBC-Burbank, August 1963, airing in the Spring, 15 February 1964), the CBS TV color special "The Bing Crosby Special" hosted by Crosby, featuring musical guest performers Dean Martin, Rosemary Clooney, Bob Hope, Kathryn ... See more »

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