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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Memories With Emil

Jalousie
Memories With Emil
Introducing Emil Hahn At The Hammond Organ and Wurlitzer Electric Piano
Accompanied by Billy Cosner, Ohio's Versatile Drummer
Recording Buckeye Company
BRC-1000
Manufactured by RCA Victor Custom Records Division Of Radio Corporation Of America

From the back cover: Emil was born in Canton, Ohio, and began his musical career at the age of 7 when his mother and father constantly encouraged him to study his violin (which was horrible) and piano (not much better) lessons.

By the time he reached the age of 15, he was playing in high school, and in various combos, in and around town with musicians much older than he, therefore, giving him much needed experience for his future years in music.

His first real experience as a musician on the road was at the age of 16 when a friend of his in school had a job as a ticket seller with a freak animal show playing fairs during the summer vacation. After 7 weeks of playing the calliope and eating hamburgs, Emil realized there was "no place like home".

He has always been eternally grateful to Jimmy Wenger, who was organist at the Dueber Methodist Church, for his guidance and help in showing him the finer techniques of the organ, as is evident in his style of playing today!

At age 21, he went on the road with a trio as pianist playing hotels and restaurants, later buying an organ and working solo. While in the army he played organ at Fort Still, Oklahoma, and when in Korea, at the Hondu Theatre in Seoul. After his discharge from the 7th Division Band in Korea, he returned hime where he again played the organ and has his own half-hour radio show.

He is currently appearing nightly in the Hawaiian Room of The Four Winds Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge in Canton, Ohio, and will be very happy to include any of your favorite requests in his future albums if you drop him a line.


Begin The Beguine
Laura
Hurricane
More Than You Know
If I Had You
Sentimental Me
You Do Something To Me
The Nearness Of You
Sentimental Journey
I've Got The World On A String
Star Dust
Jalousie

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Buddy Tate - Rock And Rollers Orchestra

Moon Dust
Let's Rock And Roll
Buddy Tate
His Tenor Sax And Orchestra
Rock And Rollers Orchestra
Halo 50322

Split disc between Buddy Tate and The Rock And Rollers Orchestra

Side One - Buddy Tate

Waitin'
Moon Dust
Rough Ridin'
Skip It
Lonely Christmas
Snowy White Christmas

Side 2 - Rock And Rollers Orchestra

Let's Rock And Roll
Romp And Stomp
Long N' Lean
The Screwdriver No. 1
Cool Fool
Soda Bob

Bossa Nova Goes To Nashville - Harold Bradley

Bossa Nova Goes To Nashville
Harold Bradley And His Guitar And Orchestra
Produced by Don Law and Frank Jones
Cover Art by Charmatz
Columbia CS 8814
1963

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

From the back cover: If his name is not well known to the public, probably the reason is that the quiet young man does nothing to call attention to himself – except pick some of the greatest guitar ever heard. On the other hand, he has passed the critical scrutiny of some of the music world's greatest names. Anita Bryant, Red Foley, Burl Ives, Brook Benton, Patti Page, Brenda Lee, the Everly Brothers, Teresa Brewer, Ann-Margaret, Connie Francis, Ray Anthony – all of whom have used Bradley's talents on their recordings time and again.

Harold has been playing professionally since he was fifteen years old but a choice of careers wasn't easy for him. While he was still in high school, the Chicago Cubs offered him a professional baseball contract, but he turned it down for music. Like his many admires since, he has never regretted his decision. Although he comes from a musical family (Owen Bradley, the well-known guitarist, is his brother) and majored in music at Peabody College, Harold is a self-taught guitarist. Today, he is an integral part of Music City, and the greatest tribute to his talent comes from the musicians themselves: everybody in Nashville has a favorite guitar player, but for those few favored instrumentalists, the choice is indisputably Harold Bradley.

In his few hours of leisure, Bradley, with his wife and too small daughters, enjoys water-skiing, bowling and ice-skating. As for his hobby – it's classical guitar – Bob Tubert


From Billboard - March 30, 1963: Bossa Nova and Nashville may represent an unlikely pairing of sounds and styles, but if nothing else, this album proves the durability of the writing being done in Nashville today. It also highlights the fine guitar work of Harold Bradley as a lead man, rather than in his more familiar role as a guitar player on vocal disk dates. Working with chorus and horns with rhythm, Bradley does "Ruby Ann," Marry Ann Regrets," "Wolverton Mountain," "I Can't Stop Loving You" and "Devil Woman," all solid tracks, among others.

Devil Woman
Born To Lose
Wolverton Mountain
Your Cheatin' Heart
Mary Ann Regrets
Release Me
I Can't Stop Loving You
Ruby Ann
Walk On By
Little Bitty Tear
Rambling Rose
You Are My Sunshine

Monday, October 16, 2017

Flute Music - Ingrid Dingfelder

Sonata For Flute And Piano - Walter Piston
Flute Music
Ingrid Dingfelder
Produced by Carter Harman
Cover by Judith Lerner
Photo by Arthur Paxton
Contemporary Music
CRI Composers Recording, Inc.
CRI SD 394
1978

Ned Rorem
Romeo And Juliet
Ingrid Dingfelder, flute, Herbert Levine, guitar

Walter Piston
Sonata For Flute And Piano (1930)
Ingrid Dingfelder, fute, Anita Gordon, piano

Jean Francaix
Suite From Unaccompanied Flute
Ingrid Dingfelder, flute

Deep Purple - Harry Farmer

Moonlite Serenade
Deep Purple
Harry Farmer's Rhythm Ensemble
London Records LL 1501
1957

Harry Farmer - Hammond Organ
Harry Engleman - Piano
Dave Goldberg - Guitar
Norman Parker - Marimba
Pete Troman - Drums

From Billboard - February 2, 1957: The Harry Farmer quintet consists of Farmer on Hammond Organ, backed with piano, guitar, marimba and drums. In an excellent high fidelity pressing, the group indulges in a series of listenable standards. The material is well played, with lots of highs and lows to tickle the speaker, and it's recorded in a way that brings thru the full depth of the sound. Seaside scene on the cover is a good displayable hunk of color photography.

From the back cover: Harry Farmer is the son of a Walsall music dealer and the environment encouraged him to take to music at an early age, giving his first broadcast when he was twelve years old. He won a scholarship (the adjudicator was Sir Adrian Boult) at the age of fourteen and planned to be a concert pianist. Before this happened however, he discovered the attractions of the organ and received a sound tuition on this instrument under the late T. W. North, borough organist of Walsall, as part of the scholarship award. To get more funds for further lessons he became a cinema organist at Ipswich under the name of Andreas. The lessons with Mr. North were the last; from there on, experience was to be the teacher. A lot of classical music was included in the Wurlitzer recitals and, on one occasion, the theatre was taken over by a rich influential client of the district so that Harry could give a private command performance to his guests.

He left Ipswich to join a private cinema firm in East London where he was known as Henry Farmer ("Good ol' 'Enry" was the usual greeting from the barrow-boys down Angel Lane). He left this job to join the Granada Theaters circuit and soon got promotion with the group, broadcasting from the Granada Bedford, six months later. When Harold Ramsay left, Harry took over the broadcasts from the Granada, Tooting, as well, becoming the fist organist to have two regular recording venues.

He moved to a house in Sutton and on backstage of a cinema there he discovered the first Hammond organ to come into Britain from America. He practiced on it for more that twelve months before these instruments became known in Britain, and then featured it at Radiolympia in duets with Donald Thorne in 1937. Although the organs were apart the two organists were able to hear each other through the speakers.

Though continuing to work for the Granada circuit, he now formed a trio with pianist Jimmy Leach. This was called "Organola" and was originally intended for radio only. Nola was used as a signature tune. Tony Lowry, the musical supervisor of Granada Theatre, suggested this should be continued on the variety stage, and Harry agreed to try to experiment – it was a success.

During the war Harry joined the Royal Armoured Corps and reached the exalted rank of Corporal Driving Instructor. One day he was talking to the Regimental Barber and happened to mention his profession. The barber said he had an idea he could persuade the officers of the depot to invest in a organ (barbers have a great influence over their victims when they are in the chair). Although only a Trooper himself, his persuasion worked (by what method we shall never know) and a Hammond organ was bought. They became the first Army unit to have such a group which played for the depot dances in the gymnasium. The B.B.C. in Bristol heard of them, wired the gymnasium for sound and they made their first broadcast. These were followed by Overseas Broadcasts and visits to the Stage Door Canteen in company with some of the leading American bands. In 1945 he was transferred to the central pool of artists responsible for the Stars in Battledress shows, and toured Germany with a show he wrote called "Wit and Polish".

Harry Farmer left the Army in 1946 and in the summer played at the Blue Lagoon Ballroon in Newquay. One of the tunes that was featured there with some success was Slipped Disc. There were lighting dashed back to the studios for broadcasts in Variety Bandbox, the Hammond organ being carried in a trailer at the back of the car. Broadcasts in They're Out, Bright and Early, Morning Rhythm, Music While You Work, Workers' Playtime, became regular engagements.

Harry still gets around the country doing one-night stands and acting as entertainment host on a Cornwall hotel every summer at St. Austell. This issue is his most important recording session to date and one which will be wanted by all people who like to hear a Hammond organ excellently played and recorded.


Moonglow
A Kiss In The Dark
I'll See You In My Dreams
Because I Love You
Moonlight Serenade
I've Got You Under My Skin
Deep Purple
Cheek To Cheek
I'm In The Mood For Love
Goodnight, Sweetheart
I Only Have Eyes For You
Spread A little Happiness.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Cha Cha Festival - Perez Prado & Pepito Pavos

Cha Cha Caribe
Cha Cha Festival
All Star Orchestras of Perez Prado and Peptio Pavon
Palace M-667

Lucky Cha Cha
Azuquita Con Leche
Harvest Moon Cha Cha
Rainbow Cha Cha
So In Love
Roseland Cha Cha
Asi Asi
Tu Ve Tu Ve
Apple Tree Cha Cha
Cuddle Up Cha Cha
Ladies Day Cha Cha
Cha Cha Caribe

The Electric Junkyard

Ten Little Indians
The Electric Junkyard
Arranged by Frank Hunter
Produced by Gregg Productions
RCA LSP-4158
1969

Also see:
White Goddess
Frank Hunter And His Orchestra
Kapp Records KS-3019
1959

From the back cover: The Electric Junkyard uses the following instruments: two guitars (one rhythm, one solo), electric piano (plus organ), alto and tenor saxophone, tenor and bass trombone, trumpet and flugelhorn (all horns are electrified), fender bass, fuzz bass, drums and percussion.

Also from the back cover: And now, a message from The Electric Junkyard. Dig it.

Aquarius (From The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical "Hair")
Smoke Coming Out Of Your Ears
Manchester England (From The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical "Hair")
Annie's Place
The Joint
Freeway
L. David Sloane
Garbage Can Ballet (From The Otto Preminger Film "Skidoo")
Ten Little Indians
Bony Moronie

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Let's Put Out The Lights! - Tony Mottola

Hindustan
Let's Put Out The Lights!
Tony Mottola And His All-Stars
Featuring: Lou Stein, Johnny Guarnieri, Bob Haggard, Charles Magnante, Harry Breuer, Cliff Leeman, Terry Synder, Frank Carroll and Stanley Webb.
Photo by Irv Bahrt
RCA Camden CAL-305
1956

When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
Bidin' My Time
It All Depends On You
Ti-Pi-Tin
Let's Put Out The Lights
Where Oh When
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
I'll Never Be The Same
How High The Moon
Hindustan
It Happened In Monterey
Hold Me

Mood Music From Cuba - Felix Guerrero

Ritmo De Congas De Oriente
Mood Music From Cuba
Rapsodia de Cuba Vol. II
Orquesta de Camara de Madrid
Conducted by Felix Guerrero
Orchestral arrangements by Guerrero
Montilla FM 80

Somehow the peppy track, Ritmo De Congas De Oriente (featured above) managed to make its way onto this set of generally more subdued "mood" music.

From the back cover: Felix Guerrero Diaz, the son of the famous guitar virtuosos, Felix Guerrero Reyna, was born in Havana on January 13, 1917. Still in his youth, Guerrero is one of the most firmly established talents in the Cuban musical scene. He began his studies under the direction of his father and with Isidro Laguna, in the Municipal Conservatory of Havana. Thereafter he studied harmony and counterpoint with the renowned Amadeo Rodin, and finally, composition with the Spanish composer and conductor, Pedro Sanjuan.

Eager to perfect his studies, Guerrero journeyed to the United States in 1947 to enroll at the Julliard School. Ultimately, he went to Europe where he took summer courses at the School Of American Art with Nadia Boulanger and Marcel Dupre. The Paris Conservatory followed where he completed his studies in composition with Nadia Boulanger and in conducting with Eugene Bigot. These extended years of study brought as accumulation of prized to Guerrero. They were First prize for harmony and composition in the Academy of Maestro Pedro Sanjuan; Award for Composition in Paris; Honor prizes in Marianao of the Province of Pinar del Rio for his work in Cuban music, and, in 1955, he was singled out as the most distinguished director by the Radio and Television Chronicle.

He was as composer, begun in 1937 followed an uninterrupted line of diversity and prolific achievement. He has tried all aspects of the music field with the same good fortune. He has composed music for the theatre, the motion pictures, symphonic, chamber, vocal, and instrumental; thus embracing every aspect of the music. Among his important works, the following should be mentioned: "Chopiniana," an interesting bitonal experiment composed in 1953, "Cinco dances cabanas," "Sonatina for Viola and Piano," "Guajiras for Guitars," "Cuarteto para cured en re," the ballet "El rumbero maravilloso," "Rapsodia cubana," and innumerable nocturnes for orchestra, songs, etc.

The musical ingenuity of Guerrero is definitely reflective of modern times in its harmonic structure; however, over-adventurous stridencies are absent and the music is invariably nationalistic in accent. In his work as orchestrator, he has a profound knowledge of orchestral timbre which he handles with great ease, and of impressionistic tonalities which he manages to blend with the native rhythms and strains of his country.

Montilla engaged this notable Cuban musician, who is the director of Channel 4 of "Television National de Cuba," in order to record and conduct and anthology of Cuban instrumental works as well as some of the principal works of Ernesto Lecuona. Under Guerrero's direction, with the "Orquesta de Camara de Madrid" and a group of renowned Spanish artists, these recordings came to life in Madrid.


La Bella Cubana
Se Fue
Suavecito
Siempre En Mi Corazon
Aquellos Ojos Verdes
Para Vigo Me Voy
Serenata Cubana
Noche Azul
El Que Siembra Su Maiz
Tu
Marta
Ritmo De Congas De Oriente
Ahi Viene El Chino

Baile Con Cortijo Y Su Combo - Ismael Rivera

A Bailar Mi Bomba
Baile Con Cortijo
Y Su Combo
(Dance with Cortijo and his combo)
con Ismael Rivera
Cover: Lee Myles Assoc. N.Y.C
Seeco Gold Series
SCLP-913

From the back cover: All centers of the world have typical music and songs, and Puerto Rico is no exception. In this beautiful tropical paradise, the typical is the Plena, Bomba and Danza. Puerto Rico has had many composers of these rhythms, but all of the interpretations Cortijo & His Combo are the number one stylists. Cortijo is classified as the best interpreter of these songs, especially of the Bomb and Plena. The vocalist, Ismael Rivera is perfectly matched with this group as his singing is considered the best for these songs. SEECO is pleased to release this second LP of Contijo & His Combo.

El Negro Bembon - Guaracha
Alegria Y Bomba - Bomba
Dejalo Que Suba - Plena
Te Lo Voy A Contar - Bomba
El Satellite - Plena
Huy Que Pote - Plena
El Chivo De La Campana - Guaracha
Con La Punta Del Pie, Teresa - Bomba
Lo Deje Llorando - Plena
A Bailar Mi Bomba - Bomba
Lo Tuyo Es Cronico - Plena

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Barry Sisters Sing Fiddler On The Roof

The Barry Sisters Sing Fiddler On The Roof
Arranged, Conducted and Produced by Sid Feller
Vocal Arrangements by Jerry Graff
Cover Photo and Design: ARW Productions, Inc.
Liner Design by Joe Lebow
Liner Notes by Rick Ward
Engineer: Phil Macy
ABC-Paramont ABC-516
1965

Words and music by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock
Published by Sunbeam Music Corp. (BMI)

The set is available from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample. Presented here to share the original cover.

From the back cover: Just as no Broadway production is ever brought before the footlights without dreams, dedication and years of plain hard work, the same is true of performers such as the Barry Sisters. Claire and Merna have been entertaining professionally since their pre-teen years. They have steadily been gaining the knowledge, experience, and show business knowhow that have brought them to their present position as two of the most professional performers in the entertainment world. While maturing chronologically and vocally, and building their repertoire in nine languages, the Barry Sisters have become familiar names in the finest supper clubs and on the most poplar television shows, internationally and in the United States; London's Talk of the Town, New York's elegant Persian Room of the Plaza Hotel – where they received standing ovations on opening and closing night – The Copacabana and Latin Quarter; and TV's Ed Sullivan Show," Jack Paar, and "Tonight" shows are just a few of the spots that claim the Barry Sisters as regular tenants.

From Billboard - March 20, 1965: The Barry Sisters have a following and so does the Broadway smash, "Fiddler On The Roof." It follows, therefore, that the sister team and the Jerry Bock-Sheldon Harnick score should bring a lot of enjoyment to many fans.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker
Sunrise, Sunset
To Life
Do You Love Me
Sabbath Prayer
Tradition
Far From The Home I Love
Now I Have Everything
Miracle Of Miracles
Anatevka
If I Were A Rich Man
Fiddler Of The Roof

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

All Points East - Gus Vali


All Points East
Gus Vali And His Casbah Ensemble
Produced and directed by Jack Lewis
Assistant to Mr. Lewis: Chet Amsterdam
Conducted by Gus Vali
Arranged by Luis Barreiro
Engineer: Fred Christie / Olmsted Sound Studios
Cover Design: Bacon-Braren-Lewine
Cover Photo: Melvin Sokolsky
United Artists UAL 3083
1960

Personnel
Clarinet - Gus Vali
Bass - Luis Barrreiro
Buzukie - Nicholas Patides
Oud - Manny Ayvas
Dumbek - Tarik Bulut
Accordion - Chet Amsterdam, Harry Hirsch, John Yalenezian
Nicholas Patides does not appear on Hasapiko, Zexpa, Misirlou and Rampee

The set is available from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample. Presented here to share the original cover

From Billboard - April 4, 1960: Gus Vali and his ensemble present intriguing settings of a flock of Eastern melodies. The instrumentation is interesting, and the group manages several exciting moments. Some of the tracks have vocals. Those looking for unusual fare have their meat in this.

Yelakaiki
Findinaki
Trichibidies
Oglan Oglan
Zexpa
Hasapiko
Rampee
Kastorian
Skali Skali
Misirlou
Kashlarin Inge Inge

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Softly - Jackie Gleason

The Girl From Ipanema
Softly
Jackie Gleason
Album Director: Ernest K. Dominy
Capitol Creative Products
SL-6664
1970

Moon River
A Man And A Woman
Strangers In The Night
I Don't Know Why
This Guy's In Love With You
Softly, As I Leave You
The Girl From Ipanema
On The Street Where You Live
Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

Speak To Me Of Love - A Time For Young Lovers - The London Festival Orchestra

Somewhere My Love
A Time For Young Lovers
Speak To Me Of Love
The London Festival Orchestra
Produced by Paul Robinson
GWF Records ST 3017
1970

Day By Day
Somewhere My Love
The Autumn Of My Life
I Wish You Love
Young & Foolish
Fly Me To The Moon
If You Go Away
People
Call Me Irresponsible
Till The End Of Time

The Theme From The Unforgiven - Don Costa

Invitation
The Theme From The Unforgiven
Don Costa
Voices And Orchestra
Produced by Don Costa
Photo by Wagner International Photos Inc.
United Artists UAL 3119
1960

From Billboard - April 11, 1960: Don Costa, Untied Artists Records' recently appointed a&r chief, and his orchestra and chorus present a winning recording of Theme From The Unforgiven, the main theme from the motion picture The Unforgiven which opened in N.Y. last week and stars Burt Lancaster and Audrey Hepburn. The movie, incidentally, is based on the best-selling novel and was filmed entirely in Durango, Mexico. United Artist has an album of original music from the sound track composed by Dimitri Tiomkin.

Also from Billboard (Special Merit Spotlights) - May 28, 1960: The Costa work and chorus present a lovely treatment of the main theme from "The Unforgiven." It's a pretty strain and it's handed a spinnable treatment. Flip is "Streets Of Paris."

The Theme From The Unforgiven
An Affair To Remember
Invitation
The Song
From Moulin Rouge
Laura
The 3rd Man Theme
Smile
Lonely Room
From Here To Eternity
Picnic
Stella By Starlight
Return To Paradise

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Belly Dancing With Elektra

Byr Demet Yasemen
Statler Records Presents
Belly Dancing
Middle Eastern Dance With Elektra
Cover Photos by Dance Classics
Statler Records S.L.P. 1192

From the back cover: Elektra, born in New York City, the Dance Center of the World, she has studied Middle Eastern Dance with her noted father Stephen Parascos. She has performed the dance for 30 some odd years for organizations such as" AHEPA, Daughters Of Penelope, Maids Of Athens and Social Functions Sponsored By The Greek Orthodox Church. She has frequently dance for club date engagements and recently has had the opportunity to entertain aboard the Atlas cruiser while touring the Middle East. She has traveled Europe and the Middle East in search of material for this teaching manual and L.P. album.

She has appeared on television and has made frequent concert stage appearances. At present, she is involved in teaching extensively for the A&S Corporation and is performing for charity organizations such as Cancer Care, Hadassah, ORT and private organizations. She is introducing the dance in its classic form, emphasizing the art for its benefits to physical fitness.

The future holds an exciting teaching career in Athens, Greece and with "The International Cultural Dance Center" of which she is also director.


Zehra (Rhumba - Greek)
Maharaya (Chiftelli - Greek)
Miserlou (Bolero - Greek)
Aziza ( Chiftelli - Arabic)
Eben-El Bald ( Chiftelli - Arabic)
Leila ( Chiftelli - Arabic)
Byr Demet Yasemen (Bolero - Turkish)
Rampi Rampi (Karslassma - Turkish)
Halalaya ( Chiftelli - Arabic)
Pou Ene Ta Hronia (Karslaama - Greek)
Azayain ( Chiftelli - Arabic)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Innovations By Boyd Raeburn - Volume 2

Soft And Warm
Innovations By Boyd Raeburn
Volume 2
Savoy MG 15011
1951

10 inch LP.

From Billboard - July 21, 1951: In music circles some four or five years ago, there was a considerable to do over the rather sensational concert approach which Boyd Raeburn had employed for his new band. The band, hitting at a time when Woody Herman and Stan Kenton were immovable from the top rungs of the big band jazz ladder, never really got off the ground in the market. However, its recording, then issued on Jewel Records, received quite a bit of attention. These disks now have been reissued in long-play form and, at least in sound, are an improvement over the originals. An appraisal of the content of these disks at this point would show that the Raeburn idea, put into practical action by arrangers George Handy and Ed Finckel, was quite pretentious and windy but produced many moments of fascinating sound and modern "progressive" jazz touches. "Boyd Meets Stravinsky" still stacks up as something of a big band jazz masterwork, for instance. The half dozen or so vocals in the three volume are shared between Ginnie Powell and David Allyn, the latter a particularly gifted young man. Jazz fans of the modern school will most particularly want to have this complete disk documentary of the noble Raeburn experiment.

Over The Rainbow
Hep Boyd
Rip Van Winkle
Prelude To The Dawn
Love Tales
Soft And Warm

Continental Latin Rhythms - French Latin Orchestra

Anders
Continental Latin Rhythms
French Latin Orchestra
Recorded In Europe
Royale 1845
1954

10 inch LP.

Rio
Bermuda
Tony
Quatro
Ellen
Maria
Porto
Anders

Dance Time U.S.A. - Herbie Layne

Nearness Of You
Dance Time U.S.A.
Herbie Layne And His Orchestra
Hollywood Records LPH-46
A Blue Ribbon Product
1957

From the back cover: Herbie plays tenor sax and has surrounded himself on these sides with a group of really fine musicians.

Dancing On The Ceiling
I Could Write A Book
Star Dust
Autumn In New York
La Vie En Rose
Get Happy
Carolina In The Morning
Girl Of My Dreams
Our Love Is Here To Stay
The Nearness Of You
Once In A While

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Organized For Hi-Fi - Marty Gold

Yesterdays
Organized For Hi-Fi
Marty Gold And His Organ Ensemble
Arranged And Conducted By Marty Gold
Recorded At Webster Hall, New York City, August 29 and 30, 1956
Recording Engineer: Lew Layton
Produced And Directed By Herman Diaz, Jr.
Vik LX-1069
1957

From the back cover: Marty Gold's preparation for this unusual arranging and conducting task started with a Town Hall debut when he was only 12 and has included arranging assignments for Charlie Barnet and other big bands and work as a conductor for such singers as Sarah Vaughan and the Four Aces. For several years he has been associated with The Three Suns.

The tunes has has chosen for his three-organ ensemble are some of the most warmly loved works of our popular composers. Most of them are thoroughly familiar and some – like Yesterdays and Over The Rainbow – are heard almost daily by anyone within earshot of television, radio or jukebox but never before in the unusual instrumentation in which they are offed here.


From Billboard - March 2, 1958: Superior sound, unusual instrumentation, and excellent technique make this package a solid commercial bet. Ensemble features three organs, string bass, percussionist, celesta and a keyboard glockenspiel. Nostalgic line-up of standards included "I Saw Star," "Penthouse Serenade," "All The Things You Are," etc. For hi-fi addicts, organ fans and romantic deejay sets. Striking cover photo.

I Saw The Stars
My Silent Love
Penthouse Serenade
Yesterdays
It's Easy To Remember
All The Things You Are
S'posin'
Once In A While
You're Mine You
Sentimental Journey
Someone To Watch Over Me
Over The Rainbow

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Blue Prelude - Gordon Jenkins

Blue Prelude
Blue Prelude
Gordon Jenkins
Art Direction" Woody Woodward
Cover Photo: Three Lions
Sunset/Liberty Records
SUM 1149
1967

From the back cover: Gordon Jenkins, a product of Webster Groves, MO., gained some early professional experience as banjoist, pianist and later conductor and arranger with various orchestras in St. Louis. Broadway became award of him in 1937, when he scored the music and served as conductor for "The Show Is On." A year later, he was with NBC in California as musical director.

Since then, Jenkins has enjoyed a multiple career. His compositions have ranged from "Manhattan Tower" to "Tzena Tzean"; he has had many TV and film credits, and occasionally he has been teamed with virtuosi from the jazz world, his best-known partnership having having been with Louis Armstrong. Marshall Royal has been a sort of eminence grass of the Count Basie band, which he helped reorganize in 1951. Born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, he studied violin as well as the reed instruments and was only 13 when he made his professional debut. During the 1930s, he worked in California, chiefly with the Les Hits orchestra, which for a while served as Armstrong's backdrop. When Lionel Hampton left Benny Goodman to form a band in 1940, Marshall was a key man with Camp' unit for two years. During the 40s he played with Jack McVea, Eddie Haywood and many studio groups around Hollywood.

Because he has been best known for his section work with Basie and is rarely given a chance to exhibit his solo ability, Marshall Royal's work here will come as a surprise to less observant followers of the Basie phenomenon. Fortunately, like many musicians who had studied the band closely Gordon Jenkins has long been aware of Royal's gifts as a subtly melodic improvising musician. His style most closely evokes the work of another great alto man who rose to prominence in the 1930s. Benny Carter, and at times there are traces of Johnny Hodges. What emerges most strikingly from these sides, though, is not the impression of any influence but the sweeping impact of Royal's own fluency and inspiration and the remarkable degree to which Jenkins, by giving him this sumptuous showcase, has drawn out his full personality to an extent the Basie setting can never make possible.


Pagan Love Song
When I Grow Too Old To Dream
Ain't Misbehavin'
Caravan
Birth Of The Blues
Blues For Beverly
Battle Royal
Goodbye
Blue Prelude
Take The "A" Train

Latin Si! - Warren Covington

The Moon And I
Latin Si!
Warren Covington And His Orchestra
Warren Covington's Instruments By Selmer
Cover Photo: Decca Records Photo Studio, Hal Buksbaum
Decca Records DL 4208
1962

From the back cover: Latin Is!, loosely translated means we like our latin music with a Latin Beat!

Wild Pachanga
Jim Cha Cha
Yellow Bird
My Guantanamera
Dream Tango
La Macarena
Never On Sunday Cha Cha
The Moon And I
La Pachanga
Wall Street Cha Cha
Tequila
La Empaliza

That's Life - Living Brass

Sunshine Superman
That's Life
Living Brass
Arranged and Conducted by Ray Martin
Produced by Ethel Gabriel
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
RCA Camden CAS-2143
1967

That's Life
Cry
Riders In The Sky
Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
Besame Mucho
Sunshine Superman
You Belong To My Heart (Solamente Una Vez)
My Little Tramp
Tangerine
Mariachi Blues

Friday, September 8, 2017

Hamp In Hi Fi - Lionel Hampton

Le Prisoner de Nantes
Hamp In Hi Fi
The Lionel Hampton Quartet
Harmony
A Product Of Columbia Records
HL 7115
1958

From the back cover: The whole thing started in 1956 when the news got around the Camp was planning to tour the Old World again. This time, however, it had to be completely different. It seemed a good idea, therefore, to try and persuade Camp to record a number of well-known European – folk songs and other similar melodies – accompanied by his rhythm section. Lionel Hampton was immediately taken by the idea of giving free rein to his imagination with some completely new material. However, there was one major handicap to be overcome. Like a number of other "greats" in the world of jazz music – Erroll Garner, for example – he can't read music, so it was impossible to give him the "new" music on paper to allow him to study it and make his choices. A week later – March 30 and 31 to be precise – our Mr. Streefkerf met Hampton during his stay in Brussels and they started to play, one the vibes and the other the piano. Hamp picked out some tunes he liked best, and some head arrangements were thought up at the same time. It all happened on May 1 and 2. Lionel was working in Paris at the time and it was there he recorded the numbers he'd worked on since the original rehearsals in Brussels. These numbers – all of which you've heard before, but never, never like this – have been grouped together under the title Camp in Hi Fi.

It's A Long, Long Way To Tipperary
La Vie en rose
Olee Dolee Doff
Tire l'aiguille
Sarie Marais
Vieni sui mar
Le Prisoner de Nantes
Die Lorelei
Londonderry Air
Zeg Kwezelken Widet Gij Dansen

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Java - Jim Collier

Anymore
Java
Featuring Honey In The Horn
Jim Collier
Wyncote SW 9013
1964

Java
When Your Baby Is Gone
View From My Window
Miss Daisy De Lite
Happiness Is A Thing Called Fun
Honey In The Horn
Anymore
One Little Kiss
Chills
Get It Movin'

Sunday, September 3, 2017

The In Crowd - The Wilson Lewes Trio

The Breeze And I
The In Crowd
The Wilson Lewes Trio
Diplomat Records DS 2369

The In Crowd
More
The Peanut Vendor
What A Difference A Day Made
Poinciana
Manhattan
The Breeze And I

Friday, September 1, 2017

Cuerdas Maravillosas - David Moreno

Aires Moriscos 
Cuerdas Maravillosas
David Moreno
Musart D200

Los Sitios De Zaragoza
Cuatro Sevillanas
Aires Moriscos
La Cumparsita
Ojos Verdes - Antonio Vargas Heredia - La Bien Paga
Malaguena
Jotas Aragonesas
Tanguillo
Alegrias
Asturias Y Galicia




Thursday, August 31, 2017

Foreign Film Festival - Frank Chacksfield

The Dark Of The Sun
Foreign Film Festival
Frank Chacksfield And His Orchestra
Produced by Tony D'Amato - Allan Steckler
Engineer: Arthur Lilley
Design: Harry Farmlett
Phase 4 Stereo
London Records SP 44112
1967

Theme from "The Good, Bad And The Ugly"
Theme from "Elvira Madigan"
Lara's Theme from "Doctor Zivago"
Theme from "The Dark Of The Sun"
This Is My Song from "A Countess From Hong Kong"
Zorba's Dance from "Zorba The Greek"
Alfie
I Will Wait For You from "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg"
Irina from "Shalako
The James Bond Theme
Rose Of Saigon from "Tell Me No Lies"
A Man And A Woman

Autumn Nocturne - The Ray Charles Singers

Autumn In New York
Autumn Nocturne
The Ray Charles Singers
With Orchestra Accompaniment
MGM Records E3145
1955

Superbly crafted group vocal set.

From the back cover:

Here are 13 songs performed by a group of 23 vocalists in variously selected combinations of male voices, female voices and the two together. Here are songs in moods and colors as variegated as autumn itself. Here are singers whose voices are blended to give the warmth of autumn. Here is a vocal group singing as one – a group with a single personality.

Each selection offers the listener a new experience in vocal music. Listen, for example, to the voice of Katie Carnes as it sets the mood for "Autumn Nocturne" and to Artie Malvin's solo in the same song. Listen to choral director Ray Charles himself handle the vocal on "Faded Sumer Love" and "Tis Autumn." Listen, too, to both Ray Charles and Mike Stewart on "September Song," performed here by 12 male voices. Listen to the same male chorus as it delivers "Indian Summer" with the superb alto flute support of Bernie Kaufman.

For added variety, take the naivete of a song like "When the Leaves Bid the Trees Goodbye," done here by a choir of 10 female voices. For spice, listen to the poignant Katie Carnes voice and the ivory-tinkling piano of Bernie Leighton on "Autumn In New York." And for a change in the geographical scene as well as in the vocal vista, there's "Autumn In Rome."

In "The Things We Did Last Summer," lend an ear to the vocal by Artie Malvin and the caroling of Fran Carroll, whose voice has been described as having the feeling of "the sky after it has been washed by a late summer rain." On "Autumn Leaves" the female voices are used to describe the scenery, while George Barnes' guitar sparkles in "Shine On Harvest Moon." And so, through the entire group of 13 songs, there is something to listen for as well as so much to listen to.

For the statistical-minded listener it might be noted that on seven selections the Ray Charles choir consisted of four female and eight male voices. On two selections a dozen men sang the praises of love and autumn: On three other songs only 10 female voices were used. And on a single tune, Ray Charles combined the voices of six women and four men. And always supplying the tasteful instrumental accompaniment were such as the Leighton piano, the Barnes guitar, the Kaufman reeds and the accordion of Nick Perito.

It also needs to be pointed out that Ray Charles, the leader of the group, is also a singer – and this, believe it or not, is unusual in the professional music world. Choosing the singers for his group was a true labor of love for Ray Charles. In addition to those already named, the vocalists used herein include Miriam Workman, Lois Winter, Lillian Clark, Rae Whitney, Elise Bretton, Marilyn Palmer, Peggy Powers, Barbara Nelson, Jerry Duane, Steve Stick, Alan Sokoloff, Ed Lindstrom, Murray Kane, Gene Lowell, Clyde Seckler, Gene Stick, Bob Spiro and Rudy Williams.


From Billboard - March 12, 1955: Cleric Frowns On Cheesecake The clergy here take a rather dim view of recent rash of cheesecake cover art in the album field,. At any rate, Brother Andrew Corsini frowns on the trend.

In a letter to M-G-M Records this month, Brother Corsini congratulates the label on its "truly beautiful cover" for the Ray Charles Singers' album "The Autumn Nocturne." "I sincerely hope there are many more like it in the future," he wrote. "You can well understand my dislike for the seemingly unlimited number of half-dressed females that seem to be 'standard equipment' on record covers these days."


Autumn Nocturne
Early Autumn
A Faded Summer Love
Autumn In Rome
Indian Summer
When The Leaves Bid The Trees Goodbye
The Things We Did Last Summer
'Tis Autumn
Autumn Leaves
Shine On Harvest Moon
September Song
September In The Rain
Autumn In New York

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

If It's Tuesday This Must Be Belgium

Rockhouse
If It's Tuesday This Must Be Belgium
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music Composed and Conducted by Walter Scarf
Title Song Written by Donovan
Sung by J.P. Rags
United Artists UAS 5197
1969

It It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
Introduction And Samantha's Theme
Rockhouse - Vocal by Hopscotch
Bus Thur Holland
Rhine Waltz
Bus Thru Belgium
Rooftops Of Rome
Sunny Italy
Samantha's Theme
Cycling In Switzerland
G-L-O-R-I-O-U-S Fountains
Driving In Rome
Adieu
On To Rome
Remembering
Gone But Not Forgotten
It It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (Reprise)

Music For A Lonely Night - Jay Gordon

Something I Dreamed About Last Night
Music For A Lonely Night
The Jay Gordon String Orchestra
Tops L1524
1957

Begin The Beguine
The Night Is Young
You're Lonely And I'm Lonely
I'll Never Smile Again
I Can Dream, Can't I
Body And Soul
Over The Rainbow
In The Still Of The Night
How Can I Ever Be Alone
April Played The Fiddle
Nocturne (My Song)
Something I Dreamed Last Night

Folk Soul

Slow Blues
Folk Soul
Wyncote SW-9198

Riddle Song
He's Gone Away
I Know Where I'm Going
Every Night
Slow Blues
Worried Man
Barbara Allen
Johnny I Hardly Knew You
Careless Love
Fast Blues

Sally Starr's Adventure To The Moon

Sally Walks On The Moon
Sally Starr's Adventure To The Moon
WFIL -TV Channel 6
AA Productions - Fred Di Sipio
Design: Chic Loganella
Liberty Bell L-1776
1959

Professionally produced children's set featuring content with the permission of Golden Records.

From broadcastpioneers.com: Many of the top entertainers of the day visited Sally on her daily TV show, which was broadcast LIVE from Channel 6. They included Chief Halftown, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Chuck Connors (The Rifleman), Dick Clark, Jerry Lewis, Tim Conway, Jimmy Durante, Nick Adams, Gene Autry and of course, her long time friends, The Three Stooges. Many distinguished advertisers were eager to sponsor Sally's program. It was Sally who opened the first Dunkin' Donuts franchise in the Philadelphia area. She also introduced her viewers to Kentucky Fried Chicken and reintroduced them to Hires Root Beer to name a few. Even Colonel Sanders himself was a frequent TV guest of Sally's, and made numerous appearances particularly during the Christmas season.

For about a year, Sally Starr's program was actually carried live on both WFIL-TV, Channel 6 in Philadelphia and WLYH-TV, Channel 15, licensed to Lebanon-Lancaster. Both stations were owned by Triangle Publications. The simulcast was when WLYH first came on the air and they needed local programming to fill the schedule. Other Channel 6 programs were also telecasted over the Lebanon-Lancaster station.


Rocket Into Space
Meet Space Pilot James
City In Space
Is It Raining In Paris
Story Of The Planets
The Big TV Show In The Sky
Round Trips
Put A Penny In The Shade
Window In Space
Sally Walks On The Moon

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Hits Of The Drifters - Doc Bagby

On Broadway
The Hits Of The Drifters
Doc Bagby And The Ripple Blast Singers
Power S 9008

From the back cover: I've known Doc Bagby since the late thirties when he was a young struggling, and good piano player just out of Central High School and studying at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia. Within two years he had organized 18 musicians, becoming the most popular band in Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas. When Uncle Sam inducted Doc they had a versatile musical talent on their hands, He played tenor sax and clarinet in the concert orchestra and marching band, piano in the dance orchestra; and he also arranged music for these units.

In 1945 he jobbed around with cocktail units. In 1947 he joined Gotham Records as Musical Director. He had a hit on his first session with a tune which was Bill Haley's first hit "Rock The Joint"; and Doc was co-writer of this tune. From then on Doc arranged, directed, recorded and composed all kinds of music including Spirituals. Doc's interest in the Gospel field included the writing of such spirituals as "Glory, Glory, Glory to The New Born King" recorded by the Angelic Gospel Singers and "He Is My All and All" recorded by the Davis Sisters. He also recorded with the aforementioned groups, to which can be added the names of the Dixie Hummingbirds, Richmond Harmonizing Four, Silveraires. He also A & R'd the session of Clara Ward, Alex Bradford, and Rev. Brewster.

It was Wild Bill Davis, the renowned father of jazz hammond organists, who inspired Doc to play the organ. This was in 1949 and Doc hasn't let up since. He opened in New York at Smalls Paradise, following Bill Davis, for one successful year as a single. He formed a successful Jazz Organ Trio, Doc at the organ, his brother Billy Bagby on drums, and featuring Billy Butler's guitar. He also recorded with Eddie (Lock Jaw) Davis, Sonny Stitts, and many other artists in various fields.

In 1956 he organized a quartette, "Joy Ride" and "Dumplins" were two successive hits recorded on the Epic Label. He toured the country with 90% of the name Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll artists in the country, including Paul Anna. Appeared on T.V. shows such as Dick Clark's Bandstand and Mitch Thomas's show. Played the best theaters across the country, "The Apollo" in New York, "Howard" in Washington, "The Royal" in Baltimore, and "The Uptown Theater" in Philadelphia. Doc Bagby's "Joy Ride" is still the theme for Georgie Woods' daily radio and Uptown Theater shows. Another hit recording of Doc's is "Mazel-Tov" on ABC's Hunt Label. Doc is also considered as one of our nation's top arrangers and organists. He has set up scores for Jimmy Rushing, Arthur Prysock, Jerry Butler, The Impressions, Chuck Jackson, The Shirelles, Don Gardner, The Fiestas, The Quintones, Earl Hines, Louis Jordon, and The Drifters... with recording on famous labels – Atlantic, ABC, Paramount, United Artists, OK, Decca.

One of Doc's favorite groups is The Drifters. This album is one of Doc's "dreams come true". The Drifters' hit tunes played on the Hammond Organ. It was my pleasure to be the A&R man on this DREAM SESSION. – Alfred Cobbs.


Vaya Con Dios
Under The Boardwalk
There Goes My Baby
Oh My Love
This Magic Moment
Up On The Roof
Saturday Night At The Movies
Please Stay
Some Kind Of Wonderful
Save The Last Dance For Me
Down At The Club
On Broadway

Between Broadway And Hollywood - Lalo Schifrin

Hud
Between Broadway And Hollywood
Halo Schifrin
Produced by Creed Taylor
Director of Engineering: Val Valentin
MGM E4156
1963

Lalo Schifrin: Piano
George Duvivier: Bass
Ed Shaughnessy: Drums

Excellent small combo jazz arrangements.

From the back cover: Lalo Schifrin was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he began his piano studies. He continued learning the keyboard at the Paris Conservatory, and received a grounding in American popular music while working as an arranger for the Xavier Cugat Orchestra. Schifrin organized all his talents – composing, arranging, and playing – when he joined the Dizzy Gillespie jazz group.

And although he gained a great reputation in the jazz area, it wasn't until he left the Dizzy Gillespie group to concentrate on composing that his musical fame began to spread outside of jazz.

He has written and arranged for many of today's top artists, and has had a best-selling album of his own, Piano, Strings, and Bossa Nova (MGM E/SE 4110). His work in this album, From Broadway To Hollywood, shoes clearly that his powers as a composer and arranger are broadening greatly.

In Hud, for example, he has used Elmer Bernstein's theme to get into the complex character portrayed by Paul Newman in the film.

Days Of Wine And Roses
Theme From "Lawrence Of Arabia"
Hallucinations (Schifrin)
Who Will Buy
Hud
She Loves Me
Jive Orbit (Schifrin)
Impressions Of Broadway (Schifrin)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Hundred Dollar Week-End

Hundred Dollar Week-End
You Are There... It's The Wildest
A Rollicking Frolicking Ball By The Sea
A Bold Adventure Into The Realm Of Esoteric Hi-Fedlity
Trick Records LPM 007
1965

Did the hundred dollar week-end include the room, drinks and food... the paper bag needed to help reduce the chances that the young woman might hyperventilate during all her moaning? These questions remain unanswered as does my search for another post, which if my memory serves me, that features the same recording released under a different title.

Latin Moods - Jerry Mayeron

Anabacoa
Latin Moods
Jerry Mayeron And His Orchestra
SOMA MG 1212

From the back cover: This array of 6 mambos and 5 bolero selections, designed to give listener or dancer a careful balance of stylings, featuring Jerry Mayeron and his Mamborchestra. Long prominent in the musical realms of Minneapolis and St. Paul, maestro Mayeron and his group are eminently qualified as even the briefest of samplings will testify. Their infectious melodies are sure to set you swaying and rocking to the irresistible bongo beat – and at the same time conjuring up a vision of darkly handsome Latin and skirt swirling senoritas. The Mayeron Mamborchestra is comprised of performers whose backgrounds are as imposing as their music is enjoyable.

Jerry Mayeron, for a decade and a half, as been a piano stylist of note. Mainstay of the organization's unique personality is Mel Paster, percussionist par excellence. Others include Bibby Bastien on bass, Ronnie Rochat on trumpet, Carl Have on accordion, Buddy Moore on bongo and Don Anderson doubling on sax and harp.


Imaginative and distinctive arrangements set this small combo Latin project apart from the competition in what was likely a late 50s pressing, judging by the cover art.

Shangri-La
Poinciana
Anabaco
Ebb Tide
J.C. Mambo
Autumn Leaves
Penguino
Ronnie's Mambo
Speak Low
Quien Sera
Manteca

A Little Spice Sung By Faye Richmond

My Man O' War
A Little Spice Sung By Faye Richmonde
Davis Records
Joe Davis Record Manufacturer
JD 101
1957

From the back cover: Faye Richmond, is of the new blood. She is a charming person, beautiful, and a delightful singer. Born in a little steel mill town called Homestead, Pa., her ambition from childhood was to become a singer. She broke into show business during the jitterbug era. She entered a dancing contest with her brother and they won the Pennsylvania Tri-State contest. One of the prizes was a two week engagement at a local night club. From Then on they became professionals and toured the country with a band. Her first break came, when the singer with the band became ill and she substituted for her. From then on Faye has been playing night clubs throughout the country.

If I Can't Sell It, I'll Keep Sittin' On It
The Dentist Song
Naggin' Will Not Hold A Man
She's Nine Months Gone From Home
Handy Andy
I Want A Man To Gimme Some Luck
Come Up And See Me, Anytime
Find Out What They Like, And How They Like It
Keep Your Nose Out Of Mama's Business
If You Can't Get Five, Take Two
Never Brag About Your Man
My Man O' War

Piano Portraits By Giovannini

I Cover The Waterfront
Piano Portraits By Giovannini
Bally Record BAL 12009
1956

From the back cover: As can be well imagined, by seeing his name, our piano portraitist, Caesar Giovannini, comes from the Latin, too; but he is an American (United States type) by birth – Chicago, Illinois, in 1925.

Now since Caesar means Emperor, and Emperor means "in command," the Caesar Giovannini is aptly named. At the piano, Caesar is in command. You but have to witness the despair and admiration on the faces of other pianists when they watch and listen to him play to know the nature of Caesar' Command of the Piano. His talent as a composer shows through his playing, as does, also, his skill as an orchestrator and an arranger.

Caesar began his musical training at the age of five and his studies were all pointed towards the concert piano field, but in High School he was introduced to popular music. In spite of the criticism frequently directed at our American popular music, much of this music is very good indeed, and surely plays an important role in our lives. To most of us, its call is strong, and Caesar answered this call with never a regret.

During World War II, Caesar was Concert Pianist for the Official U.S. Navy Band in Washington, D.C. and appeared many times with them. In 1947, he received his Bachelors Degree in Piano from the Chicago Conservatory of Music; in 1948, he received his Master's Degree in Composition from this same conservatory.

Caesar joined the Chicago N.B.C. Staff orchestra in 1949 and has been there ever since. During his stay there, he has composed many important works for television and radio shows. He is, at present, writing and conducting the music for the Kukla, Fran and Ollie Show.

Bally Records believes that in offering this album of "Piano Portraits" it is presenting not only on of the great popular pianists of today, but in addition it is giving much more. Most pianists who are recorded use an accompaniment a String Bass and possibly a Guitar; but backing, or rather siding, Caesar Giovannini are five of the finest Jazz performers in America. Vibes – Chuck Calzaretta, Solo Guitar – Claude Scheiner, Rhythm Guitar – Freddy Rundquist, Drums – Max Mariash, and String Bass – Lew Skalinder.


From Billboard - November 17, 1956: Young Giovannini, who writes and conducts the music for the "Kukla, Fran and Ollie" TV show, turns his attention to the package disk field for the first time with this set of 12 moody standards. The artist hews close to the melody line on the tunes, filling them in with easy-to-take full chords. Backing consists of vibes, two guitars, bass and drums which combine to make an agreeable setting. Whether the artists will manage to set the world on fire is a question, but the red-headed lady on the cover, who has little to do with the material, might easily turn the trick.

Early Autumn
Where Or When
I Cover The Waterfront
I'm Through With Love
My Romance
Fools Rush In
Autumn In New York
Stars Fell On Alabama
I See Your Face Before Me
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
The Nearness Of You
Why Shouldn't I

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Steelband And Island Songs - Tyrone & The Clouds

Take Me Take Me
Steelband And Island Songs
Tyrone & The Clouds
Fiesta Records FLPS 1876
1979

Matilda
Big Bamboo
Steelband Music
Lemon Tree
Take Me Take Me
I Love Barbados
Ring Ting Ting
Legend Of Sam Lord
Snoop John B
In The Caribbean