As long as I am confessing...
I grew up watching Jackie Gleason's comedic genius on the boob tube,
while I was listening to rock-n-roll on AM radio.
Not long ago, I stumbled on several of Jackie Gleason's musical recordings.
I was pleasantly surprised by his chops as a music director.
His many orchestral recordings are in the genre of "mood music" aka "easy listening,"
but he has a lusciously different take on how to coax an orchestra into producing beautiful music.
This is not schmaltz.
I know schmaltz.
This is imminently good to listen to.
This LP was released in 1960.
HERE is a review of Jackie Gleason's musical adventures.