Charlie Shaffer - Music From Across The Way & 'Round The World (Double Album)
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.
Music From Across The Way * Peg O' My Heart/I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen * Arriverderci, Roma/Return To Me * Ces't Si Bon/ Si Magnifique/Petite Fleur * We'll Meet Again/I'll Be Seeing You * South America Take It Away/Rum & Coca Cola * Pearly Sheels/Tiny Bubbles * From Russia With Love/Midnite in Moscow * Hawaiian Wedding Song/Beyond the Reef * Spanish Flea/Tijuana Taxi * Auf' Weidersehen * and more