Ray Anthony’s dream dancing – today, makes me want to hurt myself. It’s the ultimate latino elevator experience, complete with trumpet, chorus and orchestra. The exotic lady on the front i the best part. It was a “please, make it stop” rethrift, album. They even manged to reuin Thie Girl from Ipaema.
He played in Glenn Miller‘s band from 1940–1941 and appeared in the Glenn Miller movie Sun Valley Serenade in 1941 before joining the U.S. Navyduring World War II. After the war he formed his own group. The Ray Anthony Orchestra became very popular in the early 1950s, with recordings that included Anthony’s classic dance songs “The Bunny Hop” and the “Hokey Pokey,” as well as the theme music from Dragnet. He had a #2 chart hit with a remake of the Glenn Miller tune, “At Last” in 1952. From 1953-1954 Anthony was the musical director on the television series TV’s Top Tunes, and he also appeared as himself in the 1955 film Daddy Long Legs. In 1955 Anthony married his second wife, the sex symbol actress Mamie Van Doren.