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(As Recorded By The New Ray Conniff Orchestra & Singers) | I'll Be Home For Christmas (Tho' Just In Memory)

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I'll Be Home For Christmas (Tho' Just In Memory)

by (As Recorded By The New Ray Conniff Orchestra & Singers)

Adult Contemporary Christmas/Holiday
Genre: Holiday: Easy Listening
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Have you ever wondered where all of the great Christmas songs have gone? “Just like the ones you used to know”? Well, wonder no longer: we proudly present “I'll Be Home For Christmas (Tho' Just In Memory)”, written in 1942 by legendary song writer Buck Ram. The rare song is presented for the first time in over 75 years, with a brand new, one-of-a-kind recording (as recorded by the New Ray Conniff Orchestra & Singers) and includes the original song verse that has never been recorded. This recording, presented with a lush-sounding choir and orchestra, is sure to become an instant holiday favorite with listeners “from 1 to 92”, and a part of your family's holidays for many years to come.


Buck Ram was a prolific song plugger but one that is rarely remembered for his song I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Tho’ Just in Memory)…because it was never professionally recorded...until now. Ram wrote the lyrics to the song as a gift for his mother when he was a college student. In 1942, he had a casual conversation with a couple of songwriter acquaintances about the piece and left them with a copy. Imagine his shock six months later when the song was released by Bing Crosby, although with subtle changes. A court ruling later determined that the songs were suspiciously similar and Buck’s name should be added to the writer credits along with receiving the corresponding compensation. 75 years later, a young composer familiar with the song and story was doing research for a Ray Conniff arrangement. His dream of bringing Buck’s legacy and tender words for his mother to life became reality in the summer of 2018 when a group of world-class performers came together in Branson, Missouri to bring Buck’s words and music back into the spotlight in the style and sound of the Ray Conniff Orchestra and Singers.


Gail Lennon
Kathy Lennon Daris
Janet Lennon Bahler
Chelsea Arnold
Teresa Brierly
John Bahler
Bill Lennon
Brent Vaughan


Mark Brueggemann: Trumpet
Bob Swanson: Tenor & Bass Trombone
Wes Smith: Flutes & Clarinets
Brent Vaughan: Alto, Tenor & Baritone Saxophones
Brant Jester: Piano
Bogie Bohinc: Guitar
Austin Wilson: Upright Bass
Pete Generous: Drums & Percussion

Musical Director: Rick Gerber

Vocal & Instrumental Arrangement: Brent Vaughan

Instrumental Engineer: Pete Generous

Vocal Engineer: Stephan John

Mixing & Mastering: Pete Generous & Brent Vaughan

Graphic Art: Michael St. John

Executive Producers: Rick Gerber, Pete Generous & Brent Vaughan



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