Charlie Shaffer - To You Alone/The Melody Lingers On
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.
Harry James Medley: It's Been A long, Long Time, I Had The Craziest Dream * Johnny Mathis Medley: Theme from "A Summer Place" * To You Alone * Russ Morgan Medley: Does Your Heart Beat For Me, So Long * Moonglow * Ink Spots Medley: The Gypsy, Memory (from "Cats") * Coast to Coast Medley: Manhattan, I left My Heart in San Francisco * You Medley: It Had to Be You, I'll Always Be In Love With You * Tommy Dorsey Medley: I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, I'll Never Smile Again * and many more