When Robbie wanted a swing orchestra who should he get on drums? Ralph of course. A number one hit ensued - Robbie’s duet with Ms Kidman, Something Stupid.
Ralph Salmins says:
“Have You Met Miss Jones? was commissioned for the film Bridget Jones’s Diary. Robbie wasn’t there - I hadn’t met him yet - so session singer Lance Ellington ghosted the vocals. Robbie liked the track so much I think that sparked him to do a whole album. I did four tracks and they did the rest in LA with (Count Basie’s) Harold Jones.”
“Something Stupid was the Christmas number one, but I didn’t meet Nicole Kidman. Gutted! I also did Well Did You Evah and Things, which was Robbie and Jane Horrocks. That led to the Albert Hall concert/DVD. I hired a really old ‘round badge’ Gretsch in White Pearl for the Albert Hall, which led to my Gretsch endorsement!”