Charlie Shaffer - Big Hits of the 50's Vol. I & 2
During the first (and only) year at college, Charlie Shaffer played at some of the private clubs around Houston, but when summer came he relocated to Las Vegas, supposedly temporarily. He performed continuously (except for two years military service) at virtually every hotel there, plus Liberace's "Tivoli Gardens". He appeared in a Warner Bros. movie, on the Saturday night Dick Clark TV Show, and other network shows. Some award winning Las Vegas hotel commercials were composed by Charlie. He has also written orchestral arrangements for performance on the TV shows of Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Sammy Davis Jr, and Joey Bishop. As rehearsal pianist for the Jackie Gleason Las Vegas TV Show he worked daily with June Taylor, Ben Vereen, Lola Folana and others, creating dance sequences and musical arrangements. He has accompanied Peggy Lee, Debbie Reynolds, Dean Martin, Steve Lawrence, Don Cherry, Robert Goulet, Joe Williams, and others.
Buddy Holly Medley: True Love Ways, Raining in My Heart * 50's Movie Medley: Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Affair to Remember * 50s Waltzes: Are You Lonesome Tonight, Fascination * 50s Sinatra Medley: Young at Heart, Please Send Me Someone to Love * Four's Medley: No Not Much, Three Coins in the Fountain * 50s Broadway Medley: Wish You Were Here, Stranger in Paradise * Brook Benton Medley: So Many Ways, It's Just a Matter of Time * Everly Brothers Medley: All I Have To Do is Dream, Let It Be Me * and many more