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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Julie London Sings Soft & Sweet

Julie London
Sings Soft & Sweet
Art Direction: Woody Woodward
Cover Photography: Studio 5
Sunset - A Product Of Liberty Records SUS-5161

Available from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample. One of my favorite tunes from this set is titled: My Man's Gone Now.

Mad About The Boy
I Must Have That Man
How Come You Do Me Like You Do
Three O'Clock In The Morning
Nobody's Heart
My Man's Gone Now
Just The Way I Am
I'm Glad There Is You

All Starr Hits! - Kay Starr

Don't Tell Him What's Happened To Me
All Star Hits!
Kay Starr
The Star Line
Capitol Records T 1648

From Billboard - March 6, 1961: This fine collection of hits perviously released on singles by Kay Starr should interest the huge army of fans of the exciting singer. The tunes include "Just For A Thrill," "You've Got To See Mama Every Night" and "When My Dream Boat Comes Home." Sides cover a decade of the performer's career, from 1950 to 1960. The sides seem to improve with age.

Just For A Thrill
Out In The Cold Again
You've Got To See Mamma Ev'ry Night
Tonight You Belong To Me
When My Dream Boat Comes Home
Wisdom Of A Fool
Toy Or Treasure
I Cry By Night
Don't Tell Him What's Happened To Me
Waiting At The End Of The Road

Happy Organ Time - Chris Christian

Dark Eyes
Happy Organ Time
Chris Chistian
Crown Records CST 619
I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
I Want A Girl
My Wild Irish Rose
You Tell Me You Dream
I Dream Of Jeannie
Cielito Lindo
The Band Played On
Dark Eyes
East Side, West Side
Skater Waltz

All The Way - Tony Mottola

It's Sunday
Tony Mottola
All The Way
Executive Producer: Herb Linsky
Producer & Orchestra Contractor: Joe Malin
Recording Engineer: Allen Mirchin assisted by Dennis Ferrante & Rick Rowe
Mastering: Jack Adelman
Photographer: Dan Demetriad
Cover Design: George Fried
Project 3 Records PR-5112


Urbie Green - Trombone
Dick Hyman - Piano
Bucky Pizzarelli - Rhythm Guitar
Irv Cottler - Drums
Jerry Bruno - Bass

From the back cover: Of the more than thirty albums I have recorded, this one is very special to me. It is dedicated with love and admiration to a man and his music. That man if Frank Sinatra.

When I was a teenager, I first met Frank at a local radio station in Jersey City, N.J. where we were both doing programs for carfare. A number of years later, Frank, having risen to stardom with the Harry James and Tommy Dorsey Orchestras, was signed by CBS to do a weekly commercial radio program of his own. I was on staff at CBS at that time and did that show with him, as well as his very first record album with the great Axel Stordahl conducting.

I worked with Frank in New York until he went to Hollywood where he became the superstar he remains today.

In 1980, I received a call to do a week of concerts at Carnegie Hall with Frank. That week has extended into three unforgettable years of concerts, recordings, television, and travel to all corners of the world. It's still going on, and it's an absolute joy!

So, it is to Frank that I dedicate this album. I hope you will enjoy my selection of songs that pay tribute to so many beautiful memories of the man and his music – Tony Mottola

All The Way
Medley: Let's Get Away From It All, Come Fly With Me, Nice 'N Easy
The Lady Is A Tramp
It's Sunday
New York New York
This IS All I Ask
Medley: I'll Never Smile Again, This Love Of Mine
Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
Put Your Dreams Away

Monday, April 16, 2018

Profiles In Music - Wladimir Selinsky

Jasmine From The Lost Weekend
Profile In Music
Wladimir Selinsky
Conducts His Own Musical Scores From Television Productions
Golden Tone C-4065

Tracks from episodes of The Kraft Television Theatre.
A Night To Remember
Snapfinger Creek
The Beautiful Time
Most Blessed Woman
Jasmine From The Lost Weekend
A Child Is Born
Hang Up My Guns
Profile In Courage
Death Is A Spanish Dancer

Connie Francis Sings Never On A Sunday

Moonglow And Picnic
Connie Francis Sings
Never On A Sunday
And Other Title Songs From Motion Pictures
Vocal Group: The Jordanaires
Arranger and Conductor: Cliff Parman
MGM SE3965

From the back cover: Arranger-Conductor Cliff Parman was selected by Connie to handle the backgrounds for her on this album. He has played trumpet or arranged for such orchestras as Gene Krupa, Clyde McCoy, Eddie Howard, Dick Jurgens, and has written music for such singing stars as Jim Reeves, Conway Twitty, Jaye P. Morgan, and Eddie Arnold, among others. He has long been a favorite of Connie's and she has long been one of his favorites.

Never On A Sunday
Young At Heart
Around The World
High Noon
April Love
Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)
Three Coins In The Fountain
Moonglow And Picnic
Love Me Tender
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alfred Hitchcock Presents Ghost Stories For Young People

Johnny Takes A Dare
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Ghost Stories For Young People
Tales Of Spooks, Hobgoblins And Spirits Hauntingly Introduced By The Master Of The Unexpected
Narrator: John Allen
Golden Records LP 89

From Billboard - October 27, 1962: The Master of chills make his first appearance on a record designed for small fry, and those whose parents give them a listen will have plenty of chills. Hitchcock himself does his usual rambling kind of chatter between the stories, which are ably narrated by John Allen. Excellent orchestral accompaniment contributes to the weird and eerie mood. Sample titles include "The Haunted And The Haunters," "The Open Window" and "Johnny Takes A Dare." Good material, well told, but not commended for just before bedtime.

The Haunted And The Haunters (The Pirate's Curse)The Magician ('Til Death Do Us Part)
Johnny Takes A Dare (The More The Merrier)
The Open Window (Special Adaptation)
The Helpful Hitchhiker
Jimmy Takes Vanishing Lessons

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Endlessly - Brook Benton

Brook Benton
Arranged and Conducted by Fred Norman
Mercury Records SR 60146

Available from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample. Presented here to share the cover art and biographical information.

From the back cover: Brook wailed his initial high C in the small town of Camden, South Carolina, a little less that 27 years ago. "Music come natural to me," he says, "My whole family sang, all of the time." Since he was one of a family of eight, five girls and three boys, plus two singing parents, this was a chorus that on clear evenings could be heard for miles around.

In his early twenties, Brook became one of a quartet, Bill Landford's Spiritual singing group. They traveled across the country to California and through the Southern states singing in churches, halls and for clubs. Their first engagement earned him $10, "which I spent for transportation."

Eventually Benton's family moved to New York, the promised land for professionals. He made several recordings for several companies, but without denting the disc field. "The Wall," which had mediocre sales, is still a sentimental favorite because while recording it he met his present song-writing collaborator, Clyde Otis. "Clyde taught me a lot of professional touches," he says. Eventually, came the opportunity to wax one of his own songs for Mercury, and presto, it happened – right musical background, perfect promotion, the mysterious magic of talent, feel, and timing, that lifts one platter off a shelf full and sends it spinning to success.

From Billboard - November 16, 1959: Brook Benton, one of today's most consistent hitmakers, has an outstanding new album here that should stack up solid sales. It contains one of his biggest hits, the title tunes, and a group of standards, including "Because Of You" and "Blue Skies." Benton sings them with feeling in his own mellow style, and the arrangements by Fred Norman are mighty smooth.

People Will Say We're In Love
Because Of You
More Than You Know
Blue Skies
Time After Time
A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
The Things I Love
It's No Sin
Around The World
May I Never Love Again
You'll Never Know

The Young Lovers Play

Caring & Sharing
The Young Lovers Play
A Product Of Pickwick International
Design Records SDLP-296

Little Green Apples
A Man Without Love
Caring & Sharing
Now, Forever & Ever
Love Me A Little
With Pen In Hand
This Guy's In Love With You
Love Is A Merry Go Round
On The Road To True Love
There's No Other Love For Me

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Goldtones - Live At The Teenbeat Club In Las Vegas

I'll Love Her
The Goldtones
Featuring Randy Seol
Live! At The Teenbeat Club In Las Vegas!
La Brea L8011

From the back cover: The group consists of Wayne Purvis on piano, Ken Naylor on bass, Al Doss trumpet, Mike Peters and Steve Green on guitar, Cindy Mac vocalist and features Randy Sell on drums.

They formed their group in 1961 at which time they won their first award; first place in one of California's most important musical festivals, The Starcapades. They have been in constant demand since.

They all attended Ramona High School in Riverside, California, and needless to say the entire school body is solid behind them. Only recently a fan club was formed with Irena Levy as president.

Wolly Bolly
Koko Joe
High Heel Sneakers
Go Now
Walkin' The Dog
The Clap Song
Midnight In Vegas
I Want To Make Love To You
I Love Her
My Girl Sloppy