Charlie Shaffer - Dance Party
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.
Baubles, Bangles & Beads * Our Day Will Come * Tom, Dick & Harry Medley-Dorsey: Sunny Side of the Street * Stabile: Just You, Just Me * James: Cherry * Marty's Theme * Ricardo * Honky Tonk * Lambada * Waltz Medley: Your Waltz, Sweetheart of Sigma Chi * Dansero * Dream Medley: With My Eyes Wide Open, I Can Dream Can't I * Venus * Brazil * So, What's New * Devil Woman * Take Me In Your Arms * 1'2'3 Kick * Am I That Easy To Forget * (Sittin' on the) Dock Of the Bay * Spanish Eyes * many more