The Norman Luboff Choir

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The Norman Luboff Choir was among the most popular choral ensembles of their day, releasing a series of hit easy-listening LPs during the late 1950s and 1960s. Luboff was born May 14, 1917 in Chicago, where he began his career as a vocalist and arranger for area radio programs. In 1948 he relocated to Hollywood, singing on to compose movie music for Warner Bros. The first incarnation of the Norman Luboff Choir was formed during the mid-1950s, and in the years to follow they released a series of albums on Columbia that drew on music from a variety of genres and geographic locales, with titles including Calypso Holiday, Broadway!, Songs Of The Cowboy and Songs Of The Caribbean. The choir also backed a number of vocalists including Harry Belafonte and Doris Day, and although their recording career came to a halt during the late 1960s, they continued touring until Luboff's cancer-related death on September 22, 1987.-
Raymond McKinney, All-Music Guide

Update: mars 18, 2010

List of members of the 1967 Norman Luboff Touring Choir:

Antinnette Atkins
Walter Atkins
Andrew Black
Peggy Boots
John Broome
Nancy Cockley
Gina Dentesano (accordianist)
Don Forrest
Alan Giles
Andre Gratian (tour mgr)
Dennis Hammond
Peggy Hewitt
Dennis Kelly
William Luce
Ronald Lyders
Robert Mathis
Harry Martin
Uta Martin
Jean McFarlane
Annetta Monroe
Ron Nelem
Katheryn Pickrel
Janet Pollitt
Julie Robertson
Charles Ruzicka
Tom Schilling (piano etc)
Joan Sesnick
Clyde Spooner
Susanne Stohl
Darlene Strauss
Marvin Uniman (drums/percussion)
John Webb

Original recordings - 78 & 45 - Click here
 
Original recordings - LP & CD
1952 Easy To Remember CL545
B07658R

1955 Songs Of The West CL657
B07119L

1956 Songs Of The South CL860
B07139L

1956 Just A Song CL890

1956 Songs Of Christmas CL926

1956 Songs Of The Sea CL948

1957 Calypso Holiday CL1000

1958
April
The Hymnal CL1106

1958
April
Broadway  CL1110
CS8052

1958 Sleepy Time Songs/
Wide Awake Songs
CL1179

1959
Feb
Reverie CL1256
CS8074

1959
May
But Beautiful CL1296
CS8114

1959
Sept
Songs Of The British Isles CL1348
CS8157

1959
Oct
Songs Of The Caribbean CL1357

1955 Carols For Christmas CL2545
P13342

1958
Sept
Songs Of The World - Vol. 1 & 2 C2L13
CS8140
CS8141
COL-CD-6877

1960
April
Moments To Remember CL1423
CS8220
CQ304

1960
Oct
Songs Of The Cowboy CS8278

1961
June
Apasionada LSP2341

1961
March
This Is Norman Luboff LSP2342

1961
Oct
You're My Girl LSP2368
74321-35745-2

1962
Feb
Sing! it's good for you LSP2475

1963
Nov
Grand Tour LSP2521

1962 A Choral Spectacular LSP2522
FTP1136

1962
July
The Gospel Truth LSP2548

1962 Inspiration LSC2593

1963
May
Aloha From Norman Luboff LSP2602

1964
Feb
On The Country-Side LSP2805

1964
July
Great Movie Themes LSP2895

1964
Nov
Go, Team Go LSP2924

1964 Christmas with the Norman Luboff Choir LSP2941
ACL-9007

1965
March
Blues-Right Now LSP3312

1965 Remember  LSP3400

1966 Songs Of The Trail LSP3555

1966 The Latin Luboff LSP3637

1966 Velvet Voices - Velvet Strings P6S5532

1967 Norman Luboff New & Now PIP6803

1968 The Night Before Christmas (no number!)

1997 Paul Weston & His Orchestra with The Norman Luboff Choir
Music For Dreamers (old recordings from 1950-1954)
A28578

Compilation albums LP & CD
1965 Greensleeves HL7343

1965 Serenade To Love HS11206

1967 Love Music For Contemporary Lovers
(with The Melachrino Strings)
PIP6805

1967 Romantic Reflections  CAS2129

1969 "Four Wall" and other country classics CAS2294

1969 Windows Of The World P2S5310

19xx Moonglow H30935

1996 Forever Frank 11412

1997 Norman Luboff Choir with The Melachrino Strings 11732  (2 CD)

1999 Songs Of The South/Songs Of The Sea
(CL860 and CL948)
COL-6060

1999 The Norman Luboff Choir
(CL926 and CL1000)
COL-6061   

1999 Ticket To The Movies 
(parts from LSP2342, LSP2895, LSP2368 and LSP3400)
TARCD-1059

1999 Love Songs of the '60s 11512