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 Claus Ogerman - MGM:


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Fritz Schulz-Reichel (aka Crazy Otto), "Crazy Otto Plays Crazy Tunes", MGM #SE-4150 (1963).[LP]
Tracks which are composed by Claus Ogerman are indicated in the tracklist, below.

Tracklist:

Side 1:

Crazy Rhythm (Caesar/Meyer/Cahn)

A Crazy Girl (Ogerman)

Oh! You Crazy Moon (Van Heusen/Burke)

Crazy Fingers (Ogerman)

K-Ra-Zy For You  (G. & I. Gershwin)

I Had The Craziest Dream (Gordon/Warren)

 

Side 2:

You're Driving me Crazy (Donaldson)

Crazy Italiano (Heigel - pen name of Claus Ogerman)

Crazy She Calls Me (Russell/Sigman)

Crazy Elbows  (Hart/Rodgers)

Crazy In The Heart  (Wilder/Engvick)

Crazy Words - Crazy Tunes  (Yellin/Ager)

LINER NOTES from the LP by Dr. Evan Wheedleman:

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Bill Evans - His Piano and Orchestra, "Bill Evans Plays the Theme from 'The V.I.P.s' and Other Great Songs", MGM #E/SE 4184 (1963).[LP]

CD Reissues of this album are located within their respective record labels.

All music on this album arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman; Bill Evans & Claus Ogerman also co-composed one track on this album (see tracklist).

Tracklist:

Side One

Theme From "Mr. Novak"

The Caretakers Theme

More

Walk On The Wild Side

The Days of Wine and Roses

Theme From "The V.I.P.s"

 

Side Two

Hollywood (Evans-Ogerman composed)

Sweet September

On Green Dolphin Street

The Man With The Golden Arm

Laura

On Broadway

LINER NOTES:

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Musician personnel: Bill Evans (piano) and Claus Ogerman (arranger/composer/conductor); unidentified orchestra, choir and rhythm but including Harry Lookofsky (concertmaster), Carl Lynch (guitar); Milt Hinton or Whitey Mitchell (bass).

Webmaster's Note:  to read a superb multi-part interview with producer Creed Tayor concerning the recording of this album, go HERE.

Produced by Creed Taylor.



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John Green/Richard Chamberlain, "Twilight of Honor" (OST), MGM #SE-4185 ST (1963).[LP]

This album contains Claus Ogerman's arrangement of "55 Days at Peking", performed by Bill Evans and Orchestra.


LINER NOTES from the Original LP, uncredited:

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[U.S. release]

 

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Pat Thomas, "Moody's Mood", MGM #4206 (1964).[LP]
Pat Thomas, "Moody's Mood", MGM [UK] #C-971 (196_).[LP]

Claus Ogerman arranged and conducted the tracks listed on the tracklist below.


Tracklist:

Side 1

Baltimore Oriole (arr./cond. Ogerman)

I'm In The Mood For Love

Don't Wait Too Long (arr./cond. Ogerman)

The Cliff-Dwellers (arr./cond. Ogerman)

A Cottage For Sale (arr./cond. Ogerman)

Detour Ahead (arr./cond. Ogerman)

 

Side 2

Trouble Is A Man

Try A Little Tenderness

Dreamy

Stranger On The Shore

The Nearness Of You (arr./cond. Ogerman)

It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream

LINER NOTES (same on both versions of the LP):

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Musician personnel: Pat Thomas, vocals; arrangers: Claus Ogerman, Lalo Schifrin, Billy Verplanck and Sammy Lowe. Other musicians not credited.

Produced by Creed Taylor.

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Connie Francis, "In the Summer of His Years", MGM #E/SE 4210 (1963).[LP]
Recorded and released for the Benefit of the Kennedy Child Study Center.

Claus Ogerman arranged & conducted one track on this album (see tracklist).

Tracklist:

In The Summer Of His Years (arr. Ogerman)

Bells of St. Mary

Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral

The Lord's Prayer

My Buddy

God Bless America

Ave Maria

Red River Valley

Danny Boy

True Love, True Love

Every Night

Aura Lee

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

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Connie Francis, "Connie Francis Sings Songs From Her M-G-M Motion Picture 'Looking For Love'", MGM Records #E/SE 4229 (1964).[LP]

Claus Ogerman arranged and conducted the tracks indicated below.

Tracklist:

SIDE ONE

Looking For Love (Rock & Roll Version) (arr./cond. Alan Lorber)

Whoever You Are I Love You (Vocal) (arr./cond. Ogerman)

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

Rock Dem Bells (arr./cond. Ogerman)

This Is My Happiest Moment (arr./cond. Alan Lorber)

Be My Love (arr./cond. Ogerman)

 

SIDE TWO

Looking For Love (Jazz Version) (arr./cond. Ogerman)

Let's Have A Party (arr./cond. Ogerman)

I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me (arr./cond. Ogerman)

Connie Francis-Lady Valet Theme (arr./cond. Ogerman)

Whoever You Are I Love You (Instrumental) (arr./cond. Ogerman)

Looking For Love (Reprise) (arr./cond. Ogerman)


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Kurt Edelhagen and His Orchestra, "Concerto For Twin Pianos", MGM #E/SE 4230 (196_).[LP Reissue]
Contains arrangements (see tracklist) and an original work by Claus Ogerman ("Canadian Concerto").

Tracklist:

Side A

Rhapsody in Blue

Warsaw Concerto

Side B

Canadian Concerto (Ogerman)

Exodus (Arr. Ogerman)

Brownstone Concerto (Arr. Ogerman)

LINER NOTES (by Weldon Manne):

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Connie Francis, "Rocksides (1957-64)", MGM #_________ (recorded 8-30-63).[LP]
Claus Ogerman arranged and conducted the tracks "Whatever Happened to Rosemarie" and "My Best Friend Barbara".



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