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 Claus Ogerman - MGM (continued):

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Connie Francis, "Sings 'For Mama'", MGM #E/SE 4294 (1964).[LP]

"Whose Heart Are You Breaking Tonight" arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman.


Side 1

For Mama

What Kind of Fool Am I?

No One Ever Sends Me Roses

I Was Such A Fool (To Fall In Love With You)

No One


Side 2

Whose Heart Are You Breaking Tonight (arr./cond. Ogerman)

No Better Off

It Takes More


Playin' Games

It's Gonna Take Some Time


For-mama-liners.JPG - Original uncredited liner notes from the LP.

Musician personnel: Connie Francis, vocals; Claus Ogerman, arranger/conductor. Other musicians uncredited on album.

Produced by Danny Davis.

Various Artists, "Strictly For Snobs" (Volume 1), MGM [Germany] #65 042/MGM (Stereo) #665 042 (1964).[Compilation LP]

This album series contains original Ogerman compositions and several other tracks arranged/conducted by Claus Ogerman, all originally recorded on Verve during the 1960s.


Side A:

1. Hero (Ogerman) - Kai Winding (arr./cond. Ogerman)

2. Get Lost (Ogerman) - Kai Winding (arr./cond. Ogerman)

3. Mockingbird (Fox) - Kai Winding

4. If That's The Way You Want It (Shayne / Lewis) - Wynton Kelly (arr./cond. Ogerman)

5. Swimmin' Home Baby (Tucker) - Willis Jackson (arr./cond. Ogerman)

6. The Lonely One (Whitacker / Pavey) - Kai Winding (arr./cond. Ogerman)

7. Deep Purple (Parish/DeRose) - Johnny Hodges (arr./cond. Ogerman)

8. Monkey Shack (Ogerman) - Johnny Hodges (arr./cond. Ogerman)


Side B:

1. Shoji (Applebaum) - Caj Tjader

2. Shindig (Marvin/Welch) - Vinnie Bell

3. Bellzouki (Bell/Merrell) - Vinnie Bell

4. Blowin' In The Wind (Dylan) - Stan Getz (arr./cond. Ogerman)

5. The Girl From Ipanema (Jobim/DeMoraes/Gimbel) - Stan Getz

6. Comin' Home Baby (Tucker/Dorough) - Kai Winding (arr./cond. Ogerman)

7. Sukiyaki (Nakamura) - Kai Winding (arr./cond. Ogerman)

8. Stella By Starlight (Young/Washington) - Kai Winding

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Various Artists, "Strictly For Snobs" (Volume 2), MGM [Germany] #65 044 (Hi-Fi)/Resp. MGM (Stereo) #665 044 (1965).[Compilation LP]

This album series' second release contains an original Ogerman composition and several other tracks arranged/conducted by Claus Ogerman, all originally recorded on Verve during the 1960s.


Side A:

1. Busted (Howard) - Kai Winding

2. Wolverton Mountain (Kilgore/King) - Kai Winding

3. Jingle Bells (trad./arr.: Smith) - Jimmy Smith

4. What'd I Say (Charles) - Jimmy Smith

5. Hobo Flats (Nelson) - Jimmy Smith

6. Cha (Applebaum) - Cal Tjader

7. Stardust (Parish/Carmichael) - Cal Tjader


Side B:

1. Sandy's Gone (Ogerman) - Johnny Hodges (arr./cond. Ogerman)

2. Scarlett O'Hara (Lordan) - Johnny Hodges (arr./cond. Ogerman)

3. Again (Cochran/Newman) - Johnny Hodges (arr./cond. Ogerman)

4. Little Tracey (Kelly) - Wynton Kelly (arr./cond. Ogerman)

5. Escapade  (Badalale/Wax) - Wynton Kelly

6. Sweet September (McGuffie) - Bill Evans (arr./cond. Ogerman)

7. Desafinado (Jobim) - Stan Getz

LINER NOTES (by Jack Maher, Billboard Music Week):


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Various Artists, "Strictly For Snobs" (Volume 3), MGM [Germany] #65 045 (Hi-Fi)/Resp. MGM (Stereo) #665 045 (1965).[Compilation LP]

The third album in this series contains the following tracks arranged/conducted by Claus Ogerman:


Side A:

The Telephone Song - Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto
Corcovado (Jobim) - Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto
Dang Me - Kai Winding
Gravy Waltz - Kai Winding (arr./cond. Ogerman)
The Skillet - Willis Jackson (arr./cond. Ogerman)
I Almost Lost My Mind - Willis Jackson (arr./cond. Ogerman)
Lonesome Road - Willis Jackson (arr./cond. Ogerman)

Side B:

The Cat - Jimmy Smith
Walk On The Wild Side - Jimmy Smith
What Kind of Fool Am I? - Lalo Schifrin/Bob Brookmeyer
It's All Right With Me - Lalo Schifrin/Bob Brookmeyer
But Not For Me - Lalo Schifrin/Bob Brookmeyer
The Singing Song - Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto
Blue Genes - The Three Sounds

LINER NOTES (by Stanley Dance):


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Connie Francis, "The Incomparable Connie Francis", MGM #MS-603 (1965).[LP Compilation]
"Be My Love" and "When The Clock Strikes Midnight" (both originally from the "Looking For Love" album) arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman.


Side 1

Be My Love (arr./cond. Ogerman)

Italian Lullaby

Try A Little Tenderness

When The Clock Strikes Midnight (arr./cond. Ogerman)

La Paloma


Side 2

My Man

Looking For Love

Funiculi Funicula

Tonight's My Night

The Lovliest Night Of The Year


Incomparable-liners.JPG - Original uncredited liner notes from the LP.

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Connie Francis, "Sings Songs of Love", MGM #MS 571 (1965).[LP Compilation]

"Whoever You Are I Love You" track arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman.


Side 1

My Dearest Possession

Second Hand Love

You're The Only One Can Hurt Me

No One Ever Sends Me Roses

Somewhere Near Some Place


Side 2

I Can't Reach Your Heart

This Is My Happiest Moment

In Your Arms

You're Mine

Whoever You Are I Love You (arr. Ogerman)



Sings-songs-liners.JPG - LP liner notes by Judith Switzer.

Musician personnel: Connie Francis, vocals; Claus Ogerman, arranger/conductor; other musicians uncredited.

Produced by Pete Spargo.

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Lainie Kazan, "The Love Album", MGM #E/SE-4451 (recorded 12-19-66).[LP]
Claus Ogerman arranged the tracks indicated below on the tracklist.
Claus Ogerman also composed the track "Once".


Side 1

Until It's Time For You To Go

I'm A Fool To Want You (arr. Ogerman)

I Have Dreamed (arr. Ogerman)

Sweet Talk

Nature Boy (arr. Ogerman)

If You Go Away


Side 2

Take It Slow Joe

I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good

Once (arr./cond./composed Ogerman)

If You Were The Only Boy In The World

Warm All Over

Everybody Loves Somebody

Music personnel: Lainie Kazan, vocals; arrangers: Claus Ogerman, Dick Hyman, Don Sebesky, Torrie Zito, Pat Williams. Other musicians uncredited except for John Berberian, Oud Solo on "Nature Boy".

Conceived and conducted by Peter Daniels.

Produced by Pete Spargo.

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Lainie Kazan, "Love is Lainie", MGM [Australia] #E/SE-4496 (1967).[LP]

Contains one track arranged by Claus Ogerman - see tracklist.


Side 1

A House Is Not A Home

The Look of Love

When I Look In Your Eyes (arr. Ogerman)


Night Song

An Angel Died


Side 2

They Don't Give Medals

How Can I Be Sure

Flower Child

Windows Of The World

Song Without Words



Lainie-liners.JPG - Part 1 of liner notes written by Rex Reed.

Lainie-liners2.JPG - Part 2 of liner notes written by Rex Reed.

Musician personnel: Lainie Kazan, vocals; Pat Williams, arranger/conductor; Claus Ogerman, arranger; Peter Daniels, conductor; Bob Florence, arranger/conductor; Tommy Tedesco, guitar on "Song Without Words".

Produced by Pete Spargo.

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[original LP]
[Note: Close-ups of photos from the LP back cover can be seen in the Photo Gallery section of this site]

Connie Francis, "Connie Francis Sings Bacharach and David", MGM #E/SE-4585 (1968).[LP]
Entire album arranged & produced by Claus Ogerman.
Conducted by Joe Mazzu.


What The World Needs Now


Trains and Boats and Planes

Make It Easy On Yourself

Don't Make Me Over

Medley: This Girl's In Love With You/I Say A Little Prayer

The Look of Love

Walk On By

Wanting Things

Do You Know The Way To San Jose

Promises, Promises

Medley: Magic Moments/Blue on Blue

"In the year 1964, Connie grew into one of the nation's most popular "live" and sought after performers realizing the important pacing of a show. She had a regular two-month commitment to the Sahara in Las Vegas. Many of her swing numbers were arranged by Claus Ogerman, Marty Paich, Don Costa, Joe Mazzu, Ralph Burns, or Joe Mele. In 1963, she filmed an MGM vehicle "Looking for Love" with cameo appearances by Johnny Carson and Danny Thomas among others. Claus arranged some jazzy numbers for this film as well as standards and would later work on a contemporary LP "Connie Sings Bacharach/David" with a heavy jazz theme (in 1968) which caused Burt himself, to state that Connie had interpreted some of his compositions in a way that no one else had.. . ."

The original above text is excerpted from "Connie Francis' Favorite Recordings/MGM " by Alex Cuoco and the entire text can be viewed in its entirety at:

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