Charlie Shaffer - Medleys And More
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.
Mills Brothers Medley: Till Then, I'll Be Around, Paper Doll * Nat Cole Medley: Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, Too Young, Unforgettable * Blue Bayou * Bing Crosby Medley: I Surrender Dear, It's Easy To Remember, Where The Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day * Glenn Miller Medley: At Last, Moonlight Serenade * Hallelujah, I Love Her So * When My Baby Smiles At Me * I Love You So Much It Hurts Me * Spike Jones Medley: Cloe, Cocktails For Two, Laura * Fab 50's: Old Cape Cod, You Belong to Me, Little Things Mean A Lot