8 December 2006

ALL AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

JOHN KLEIN (Carillonneur)
Orchestra & Chorus: HENRI RENÉ
LP RCA Victor LPM-2914 (1964)

7 December 2006

DICK GLASSER PRESENTS - Artistry In Sound

DICK GLASSER
LP Uni 73083 (1970)

6 December 2006

THIS GUY'S IN LOVE WITH YOU

MIDNIGHT VOICES
LP Bravo 35500 (1970)

28 November 2006

A TASTE OF LATIN




RICO FERNANDEZ

LP Saga EROS-8136 (1969)

26 November 2006

BACHARACH BAROQUE


18TH CENTURY CORPORATION
LP United Artists UAS-29035 (1968)
Cheeky cover - Nice easy listening...

24 November 2006

THE SOUL OF BRAZIL



LIVING JAZZ
Arranged & Conducted by
PHIL BODNER
LP RCA CAMDEN CAS-2135 (1967)

21 November 2006

THE TIJUANA SOUNDS



LIVING BRASS
Arranged & Conducted by
RAY MARTIN
LP RCA Camden CDS-1104 (1972)

18 November 2006

FOLIA 73 - 25 Sucessos Do Carnaval Brasileiro




Arranged & Conducted by
PACHEQUINHO

LP Caravelle CAR-511 (1973)

14 November 2006

GOLDEN HYMNS - Old-Time Hymns In New Style


DAROL RICE SILVER SAXOPHONES

LP RCA Victor LSP 2929 (1964)

Peaceful instrumentals

9 November 2006

OPERETTEN TANZPARTY IN BEAT



EDDY MERS
LP Concert Hall SVS-2609
Piano and vibraphone in the foreground,string orchestra in the background

5 November 2006

EN SOUVENIR DE PARIS - Made In Paris


MIREILLE DESBOIS

Caravelli Et Ses Violons Magiques

LP EM4 CJA-500

4 November 2006

CHARLESTON & DIXIE




PAT GONEZ & HIS CRAZY
SEVEN
LP Telefunken NX-122 (1967)



SIDE A:
1. Charleston / 2. Funny little baby / 3. Down by the riverside4. Husaren-dixie / 5. Washington post / 6. Es kann im frühling sein7. Tiger rag
SIDE B:
1. When the saints go marching in / 2. Keep smiling3. Yes sir, that's my baby / 4. Guys and dolls / 5. Swing it, Mr. Tell6. Charlies favorit / 7. Can-can

10 October 2006

FOLIA 1970 - 23 Sucessos Do Carnaval Brasileiro

ORQUESTRA CARAVELLE
Directed by Maestro PEREIRA DOS SANTOS
with JOAB TEIXEIRA CHOIR
LP Caravelle CAR-1013 (1970)

3 October 2006

SAMBA E UMA PARADA - Volume 7

PESQUISA IBOPE & OS CARETAS
LP Polyfar 2494536 (1974)

27 September 2006

SAMBA E UMA PARADA - Volume 4

PESQUISA IBOPE & OS CARETAS
LP Polyfar 2494513 (1973)

16 September 2006

CARNAVAL RCA

VARIOUS ARTISTS
LP (Mono) RCA Victor BBL-1218 (1963)
More carnival sambas, marches and happiness!
With: Angela Maria, Carlos Galhardo, Jorge Veiga, Orlando
Silva, Cauby Peixoto, Joel & Gaucho and Ellen De Lima

9 September 2006

BATUCADA

PAULINHO E SUA BATERIA &
ESCOLA DE SAMBA DA CIDADE

LP Philips P-630458-L (1966)
Captivating brazilian rhythms!

21 August 2006

CARNAVAL NO SALÃO


VARIOUS ARTISTS
LP CBS 4090 (1966)

15 August 2006

TROPICAL FIRE




CRISTOBAL CHAVEZ
LP Regal SREG-2033 (1967)

7 August 2006

SHADOW OF LOVE - Evergreen Party


TONI SULZBÖCK
LP Amadeo AVRS-9244

Toni Sulzböck, swing-zither with Studioband
SIDE A:
1. Begin the beguine / 2. Cheek to cheek
3. Somebody loves me / 4. Tea for two / 5. Smoke gets in your eyes
6. Ein schiff wird kommen (Never on sunday)
SIDE B:
1. Ramona / 2. Wenn der weiße flieder wieder blüht
3. Midnight in Moscow / 4. I could have danced all night / 5. I love Paris
6. Lili Marleen

28 July 2006

THAT'S PARIS


TONY OSBORNE
LP Regal SREG-2005 (1960)

Side A:
1. That's Paris - 2. Under the roofs of Paris - 3. Le Lido
4. Montparnasse - 5. Under the bridges of Paris
6. Midnight in Montmartre - 7. The secrets of the Seine
8. Under Paris skies
Side B:
1. Mes Champs Elysées - 2. Song from the Moulin Rouge
3. Folies bergere - 4. The pavements of Pigalle - 5. Chez moi
6. Mam'selle - 7. Autumn leaves - 8. The last time I saw Paris

16 track-LP with piano in the foreground and orchestra
with strings and some reeds in the background - that's Paris!

25 July 2006

GOLDEN GUITAR


ROYAL GUITAR ENSEMBLE
LP Regal SREG-2035 (1967)

A soft and relaxing instrumental easy listening album
with a little touch of exotica

18 July 2006

SOUTH OF THE BORDER


BRAZILIA 70
& CHICO LOPEZ ALL-STARS
LP Deacon DEA-1005 (1970)

26 June 2006

SOUNDSATIONAL


BIRDS 'N BRASS
LP Rediffusion ZS-57 (1970)

Arranged & Directed by Keith Roberts
Produced by Charles Berman

"All too infrequently these days are arrangers prepared to
experiment with new sounds, so that it is with considerable
pleasure that Rediffusion recorded these fine new scores by
the rising young arranger and composer Keith Roberts.
Writing for brass Tivox and female voices, Keith has introduced
new and exciting rhythm patterns to create a truly new sound

of the 70's"

17 June 2006

ROCK GENTLY - With Beethoven, Bach And Brahms


ALAN MOORHOUSE
LP Contour 2870304 (1973)

25 May 2006

SWING IN BACH - Swinging Classics No. 1


JEF MIKE
LP Concert Hall SVS-2624
Jef Mike on piano and harpsichord with Franz David, flute, Josef
Strnad, vibraphone, Bob Jaquillard, bass and Stuff Combe on
percussion with strings and brass on some tracks.
Instrumental, jazzy performances.
One track is my favorite: "Solfegietto" composed by one of his
twenty (!) children - Carl Philipp Emanuel.

8 May 2006

A MESSAGE FROM GARCIA


VIC GARCIA
(Arr & Cond by Don Costa)
LP ABC ABCS-601 (1967)

A very pleasant instrumental bossa nova album!

4 May 2006

BOSSA NOVA!


MICKEY BAKER
LP Musidisc 30 CV 1219

If you like bossa nova, I'm sure you'll like this
instrumental album which is full of standards,
played by Mickey Baker on guitar with orchestra

18 April 2006

AROUND THE WORLD WITH ADDY FLOR


ADDY FLOR
LP Monument SLP-18129 (1969)
ABOUT ADDY FLOR
"Born in Berlin, married, has his own private zoo
with monkeys, foxes, owls, squirrels, parrots, birds,
dogs, cats, etc. Likes to play tennis when his music
business doesn't interfere. His main musical goal
has been to create a style of music for today and
tomorrow, for young people to dance to, for the
not-so-young to listen to.
Music is the most important part of his life."

A real nice sound on this record produced by Addy
and Hans Bradtke (the composer of "Calcutta").
There are many favorites on this happy album, and how
about "Auf wiedersehn" arranged in bossa nova tempo?

SIDE A:
1. Monte Carlo medley - 2. Paris nights - 3. Arrivederci Roma
4. Blondie from Stockholm - 5. Happy Copenhagen -
6. I left my heart in San Francisco
SIDE B:
1. The hawaiian wedding song - 2. Midnight in Tokyo
3. Calcutta - 4. Sydney jet - 5. The girl from Ipanema
6. Auf wiedersehn

10 April 2006

THE TIJUANA SOUND

LOS NORTE AMERICANOS
LP Alshire S-5165 (1969)

9 April 2006

TIJUANA HANDEL - Mariachi Style

LOS NORTE AMERICANOS
LP Alshire S-5208 (1972)
Those who liked the other album in this serie, the
"Americanos goes Bach" will surely like this one
too - it's all in the same style...

3 April 2006

TIJUANA BACH - The New Sound Of Bach South Of The Border

LOS NORTE AMERICANOS
LP Alshire S-5174 (1969)
Easy listening with the combination Tijuana / Classic,
including a different version of "Air"

28 March 2006

BONGOS / REEDS / BRASS - Vol. 2


HARRY ZIMMERMAN BIG BAND
LP Hifi / Life Series L-1002 (1961)

Yes, as one can expect, there is a lot of percussion and brass
in this nice album and rather unusual arrangements of these
famous tunes, that might give you a real listening pleasure

SIDE A:
1. Under Paris skies - 2. Indian summer - 3. Carnival of Venice
4. Sunday - 5. Vaya con dios - 6. The girl that I marry

SIDE B:
1. On a little street in Singapore - 2. Blue tango
3. Orchids in the moonlight - 4. You're the cream in my coffee
5. In my solitude - 6. Oh, Susanna / Swanee river

22 March 2006

THE GIANT WURLITZER PIPE ORGAN - Vol. 1




LEON BERRY
LP Audio Fidelity AFLP 1828 (1958)






SIDE A:
1. Cinema fanfare - 2. Blacksmith blues - 3. Poinciana - - 4. Strauss waltz medley - 5. Bamboo - 6. Saints come marching in
SIDE B:
1. All pals together - 2. Elmer's tune - 3. El relicario -
4. Whose girl are you - 5. Third man theme - 6. McNamera's band -
7. Cinema fanfare

16 March 2006

AUF WIEDERSEHEN


KERMIT LESLIE
LP Time S/2054 (1962)

Romantic strings in a sentimental mood
with the exception of the fast version of
"Happy wanderer"

SIDE A:
1. Answer me my love
2. Wooden heart
3. Forever and ever
4. Two hearts in ¾ time
5. The last rose
6. Auf wiedersehen, sweetheart
SIDE B:
1. Falling in love again
2. Lili Marlene
3. Oh, mein papa
4. Happy wanderer
5. Rosemarie
6. You can't be true, dear

12 March 2006

SONGS FOR LATIN LOVERS

RAY CHARLES SINGERS
LP Command RS 886 SD (1965)


"Join the irresistible rhythms of Brazil,
Mexico and Italy with the most colorfully
romantic and tuneful love songs"

SIDE A:
1. Song of the jet (Samba do aviao)
2. My love, forgive me (Amore, scusami)
3. Maria Elena
4. No more blues (Chega de saudade)
5. To you
6. Adios
SIDE B:
1. Desafinado
2. You're mine (I ricordi della sera)
3. Amo, amas, amamus
4. Carnival (Manha de carnaval)
5. My guitar and my song
6. Vaya con dios

1 March 2006

STEREO SPECTACULAR - With Mallets Aforethought



HARRY ROBINSON CREW
LP Fontana (1962)


A very playful, small group percussion album



SIDE A:
1. I want to be happy
2. The third man theme
3. Race to midnight
4. Little rock getaway
5. Bilbao-song
6. Alabamy bound
7. Whistling Rufus


SIDE B:
1. Goofus
2. Mailing Spain
3. Stompin' at the Savoy
4. Adios mariquita linda
5. Rinka drink
6. Perfidia

24 February 2006

SAMBAS - Perfect For Dancing

VARIOUS ARTISTS
RCA VICTOR LPM-1073 (1955)


"Produced and prepared under the direction
of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios"
Recordings from the 40's and the 50's.

SIDE A:
1. Fafa Lemos - Brazil
2. Fafa Lemos - Nos tres
3. Fafa Lemos - Madalena
4. Carlos Galhardo - Samba lele
5. Carlos Galhardo - Olá, seu Nicolau
6. Odette Amaral - Alma de um povo


SIDE B:
1. Patricia Teixeira - Não tenho lagrimas
2. Patricia Teixeira - Sabia larangeira
3. Zaccarias - Tico tico
4. José Curbelo - Clarinet samba
5. José Curbelo - Boogie-woogie na favela

6. Noro Morales - Montevideo

15 February 2006

PERSPECTIVES IN PERCUSSION - Vol. 2

SKIP MARTIN
LP Somerset SF-13300 (c. 1958-59)
Here is volume 2 with Skip Martin conducting this big
band, in the same style as volume 1 - a lot of percussion!

10 February 2006

PERSPECTIVES IN PERCUSSION - Vol. 1

SKIP MARTIN

LP Somerset SF-13200 (c. 1958-59)

Skip Martin conducting jazz musicians like Pete Candoli - trumpet, Pete Jolly - accordion, Jim Rowles - piano, Milt Holland, Larry Bunker - percussion, among others.

All the different percussion instruments on this record:

...bongos, orchestra bells, timbales, triangle, gourd, chimes, cow bell, hanging cymbal, vibes, castanets, shaker bells, timpani, chinese bell tree, temple block, finger cymbals, tahitian log, tambourine, puppet shakers, xylophone, bamboo rods, marimba, cuckoo whistle...

5 February 2006

ANATOMY OF DANCING - The Latin Mood

VARIOUS ARTISTS

LP MGM (1962)

SIDE A:

1. Kai Winding - Esto es felicidad (Let's do it) - 2. Charles Foxx - Like so - 3. Charles Foxx - Mysterioso - 4. Charles Foxx - Foxxy - 5. Charles Foxx - Azure - 6. Leroy Holmes - Adios

SIDE B:

1. Kai Winding - Besame mucho - 2. Charles Foxx - Espana - 3. Charles Foxx - Midnite patrol - 4. Charles Foxx - Macho - 5. Charles Foxx - Precision - 6. Charles Foxx - Hollywood cha cha


3 February 2006

PATTERNS IN SOUND - Vol. 2

VARIOUS ARTISTS

LP Project 3 (1967)

SIDE A:1. Kissin' Cousins - Listen to your heart
2. Peter Matz - Canadian sunset
3. True Blues Traveling Dance Band - Ukulele talk
4. Bobby Hackett & Strings - The touch of your lips
5. Peter Matz - Jersey bounce
6. True Blues Traveling Dance Band - Sing for your supper

SIDE B:1. Peter Matz - Chattanooga choo choo
2. Kissin' Cousins - Somewhere my love (Lara's theme)
3. Bobby Hackett & Strings - My foolish heart
4. True Blues Traveling Dance Band - Mame
5. Bobby Hackett & Strings - Emily
6. Kissin' Cousins - The breadfruit tree

30 January 2006

POP SPECIAL


VARIOUS ARTISTS

LP Command (1963)

SIDE A:1. Enoch Light - Cheek to cheek
2. Tony Mottola - Beguine Tampico
3. Don Lamond - Forty-second street
4. Ray Charles Singers - Vieni, Vieni
5. Enoch Light - I want to be happy
6. Doc Severinsen - Johnny one note



SIDE B:
1. Enoch Light - Moon river
2. Enoch Light - Temptation
3. Urbie Green - While we're young
4. Doc Severinsen - Love for sale
5. Tony Mottola - Tra veglia e sonno
6. Enoch Light - On the street where you live