Happiness Is (Ray Conniff album)

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Happiness Is
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Studio album by Ray Conniff
Released March 1966
Genre Easy listening

Happiness Is is a 1966 LP by Ray Conniff.[1] The title track, and single, "Happiness Is" is a song written by Paul Parnes and Paul Evans and was later used for four years as an advertising jingle for Kent cigarettes.[2][3][4][5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Happiness Is" (Paul Evans and Paul Parnes)
  2. "Midnight Lace", Pt. 1 (Joe Lubin)
  3. "Miss You (1929 song)" (Charles Tobias Harry Tobias)
  4. "Popsy" (D. James)
  5. "Melodie d'Amour" (Leonardo Johns and Henri Salvador)
  6. "You Stepped Out of a Dream" (Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn)
  7. "Jamaica Farewell" (Lord Burgess)
  8. "Blue Moon" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)
  9. "If I Knew Then" (Charles Tobias, Harry Tobias)
  10. "The Sheik of Araby" (Harry B. Smith, Ted Snyder, Francis Wheeler)
  11. "All by Myself" (Irving Berlin)
  12. "Sweet Sue, Just You Will" (J. Harris and Victor Young)


  1. ^ Gramophone 1966- Volume 44, Part 1 - Page 132 "The new Ray ConnifF album (CBS © BPG62667: © SBPG62667) is called "Happiness Is". Well, if happiness for you is an electric blanket, two sleeping pills washed down with warm cocoa, and no need to get up in the morning, reach out and grab this with your lazy tongs. A more soporofic LP I've not dozed through for a long time."
  2. ^ Billboard - 11 Dec 1965 - Page 6 Article 'Easy Listening' Song Wears Better: Mills: "Currently proving Mills' point is "Happiness Is." song written by Paul Parnes and Paul Evans, and which was recorded by Ray Conniff..."
  3. ^ The United States Patents Quarterly - Page 25 1975 Since its first publication, "Happiness Is" has generated licensing income to plaintiff in excess of two hundred and ... "Happiness Is" was selected by CBS Records for inclusion in its recent LP release of Ray Coniff's Ten Favorite Hits (PX-5). 14.
  4. ^ Norm N. Nite Rock on: the illustrated encyclopedia of Rock n' Roll. 1982 " "...a few years later, with "Happiness Is" for the Ray Coniff Singers, a song that was eventually used for four years as the Kent cigarette jingle."
  5. ^ Television Magazine 1967- Volume 24, Issue 2 - Page 29 "Ray Conniff and his group were the performers, and the tune was called "Happiness Is.' "I checked on it and found out it was the property of Mills Music, and had been written by Paul Parnes and Paul Evans. I liked the sound that Conniff had"