quinta-feira, 30 de abril de 2015

Earl Backus - Haunted Guitar

  1. Haunted Guitar
  2. La Golondrina
  3. You Make Me Feel So Young
  4. Our Love Is Here to Stay
  5. Earl's Boogie
  6. Tempo Nuevo
  7. South of the Border
  8. The Way You Look Tonight
  9. Tahitian Rendezvous
  10. Give Me the Simple Life
  11. Ricky Ticky
  12. Baubles, Bangles and Beads
Haunted Guitar

quarta-feira, 29 de abril de 2015

Eddie Layton on the New Hammond Organ - Plays Lawrence Welk's Greatest Hits

  1. Bubbles in the Wine
  2. Calcutta
  3. Alley Cat
  4. Baby Elephant Walk
  5. Wonderful! Wonderful!
  6. Apples and Bananas
  7. Canadian Sunset
  8. Yellow Bird
  9. Lawrence Welk Polka
  10. Blue Velvet
Lawrence Welk's Greatest Hits

The Organist
(1925 - 2004)

terça-feira, 28 de abril de 2015

Matty Matlock & His Dixie-Men - Dixieland

  1. Jazz Me Blues
  2. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Give Me
  3. Paper Doll
  4. Shimmy Sha Wabble
  5. Oh, Didn't He Ramble
  6. Sugarfoot Strut
  7. Tishomingo Blues
  8. Ballin' The Jack
  9. Ida - Sweet as Apple Cider
  10. There'll Be Some Changes Made

 The Jazzman
(1907 - 1978)

Billy Mure and His Combo - Tough Strings - Great Guitar Hits

  1. Walk Don't Run
  2. Apache
  3. Last Date
  4. Blue Moon
  5. Wheels
  6. On the Rebound
  7. Anna
  8. I Walk the Line
  9. Lullaby of the Leaves
  10. Bumble Boogie
  11. Perfidia
  12. Asia Minor
Tough Strings

The Performer
(1915 - 2013)

Percy Faith and His Orchestra - Carefree

  1. Goin' Home Train
  2. Quia Quia
  3. Pizzicato Polka
  4. Go-Go-Po-Go
  5. Brazilian Sleigh Bells
  6. Carefree
  7. Lisa
  8. No One But You
  9. Caress
  10. Blue Is the Night
  11. Bouquet

The Conductor
(1908 - 1976)

segunda-feira, 27 de abril de 2015

Cookie Carr - Plays Cool Organ with A Solid Beat

  1. Walkin' My Baby Back Home
  2. Green Eyes
  3. Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
  4. A Kiss to Build A Dream On
  5. Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
  6. S' Posin'
  7. All of Me
  8. Try A Little Tenderness
  9. Rain
  10. It Had to Be You
  11. You Made Me Love You
  12. Adios
Plays Cool Organ

Carmen Cavallaro at the Piano with Strings - Tangos for Romance

  1. Blue Tango
  2. Serenade in the Night
  3. Mananitas de Montmartre
  4. Por Que
  5. A Media Luz
  6. Inspiracion
  7. Orchids in the Moonlight
  8. Mocosita
Tangos for Romance

domingo, 26 de abril de 2015

Joe Harnell His Piano and Orchestra - More Bossa Nova Pops

  1. Diane
  2. I Wish You Love
  3. Dancing on the Ceiling
  4. The Weaver (She Weaves A Cloth of Love)
  5. There Will Be Never Another You
  6. True Love
  7. Our Day Will Come
  8. The Walking Song (Comme Ci Comme Ca)
  9. Lullaby in Rhythm
  10. Darn That Dream
  11. The Coffee Song
  12. Lullaby of Birdland
More Bossa Nova Pops

sexta-feira, 24 de abril de 2015

Joe Harnell His Piano and Orchestra - Fly Me to The Moon and The Bossa Nova Pops

  1. Fly Me to the Moon
  2. Senza Fine
  3. I Left My Heart in San Francisco
  4. Early Autumn
  5. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
  6. My One and Only Love
  7. Cry Me A River
  8. One Note Samba
  9. What Kind of Fool Am I
  10. Loads of Love
  11. Midnight Sun
  12. Eso Beso
Fly Me To The Moon

The Conductor
(1924 - 2005)

quinta-feira, 23 de abril de 2015

Ray Conniff - 'S Wonderful! (The Ray Conniff's First Album)

  1. 'S Wonderful
  2. Dancing in the Dark
  3. Speak Low
  4. Wagon Wheels
  5. Sentimental Journey
  6. Begin the Beguine
  7. September Song
  8. I Get A Kick Out of You
  9. Stardust
  10. I'm An Old Cow Hand
  11. Sometimes I'm Happy
  12. That Old Black Magic
'S Wonderful!

Ray Conniff had a solid career of big band arranging and conducting the orchestras backing Columbia Records' stable of '50s pop singers before he managed to get his name on a record himself. But that didn't prepare anybody for the success of this album, named after the Gershwin song he first arranged when he was working for Artie Shaw. Conniff updated the big band sound to the '50s, retaining its danceable tempos and building upon the unison section innovations of Glenn Miller, his own added idea being a vocal chorus that hummed and sang syllables as an extra part of the ensemble. Employing standards with familiar melodies, the imaginativeness of his work became all the more noticeable, and 'S Wonderful! became a substantial hit that kicked off a run of successful albums in the same style.  

(by William Ruhlmann from allmusic.com)
    As is almost invariably true, the best way to find out about music is to listen to it, and that is especially so of this dazzling new collection by Ray Conniff and his orchestra. Striking out along new paths in popular sounds, its distinction, apart from the superior songs it includes, arises from explorations in colorings, textures and improvisation, all impossible to capture in words.

    What the talented Mr. Conniff has done with these beloved and familiar melodies is to build forward from them on an orchestral and choral basis, with a free use of percussion as a coloring force as well as a rhythmic one. Moreover, he has taken his chorus and used the singers as instruments in the arrangements; frequently the voices are along with the other instruents, at other times they are off on contrasting lines of their own. The result is a sort of musical dialogue between various voices and choirs of the orchestra as well as the vocal chorus. Improvisation is also present in the instrumental sections, allowing for an even freer interplay of sonic textures. If this sounds technical to some degree, remember that the basic conception of Mr. Conniff's work is the interesting presentation of interesting music: the fine melodies are still there and just as songful as ever. What he aimed at is an increase in the already substantial interest of the music.

    A former student at the Juilliard School of Music, Ray Conniff prefaced his studies with ten years of arranging and composing, in addition to a solid career with the trombone. He was born in Attleboro, Mass., where he received most of his early training from his father. After finishing his early schooling he moved to Boston and began working with various local orchestras, mostly in the "society" category, learning his trade as arranger with these and other, more swinging outfits. In 1936 he shifted to New York and joined the great Bunny Berigan outfit; later he joined Bob Crosby and Artie Shaw, for whom he arranged the 'Prelude in C-Sharp Minor' and ''S Wonderful!' among other memorable works. After an interlude in the Army, he continued his studies and went to work arranging for Harry James. Later still he joined Columbia, arranging and conducting for star vocalists, and makes his album debut with this collection.

    Along with the tingling Conniff arrangements may be heard some of the finest musicians in New York, among them Billy Butterfield, Urbie Green, Hymie Schertzer, Osie Johnson, Tony Mottola and others. The result is a collection of unusual musical interest, not only for the songs chosen, but for the far-ranging settings and the uncommon musicianship of the participants. From the introductory title song by George and Ira Gershwin, right through to Johnny Mercer-Harold Arlen's 'Black Magic', a program of wonderful listening lies ahead.

    (Liner notes taken from the original analog releases)

    Les Paul & Mary Ford - Swingin' South!!

    1. Worried Mind
    2. Columbus Stockade Blues
    3. Your Cheatin' Heart
    4. Cowpokin'
    5. Trouble in Mind
    6. Les's Country Blues
    7. Waitin' So Long
    8. I Just Don't Understand
    9. Ham 'N Grits
    10. Call on Me
    11. Dance Hall Blues
    12. The Big Cry
    Swingin' South!!

    The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concorde

    1. Ralph's New Blues
    2. All of You
    3. I'll Remember April
    4. Gershwin Medley: Soon / For You, For Me, Forevermore /  Love Walked In / Our Love Is Here to Stay
    5. Softly, As in A Morning Sunrise
    6. Concorde

    Milt Jackson, vibes;
    John Lewis, piano;
    Percy Heath, bass;
    Connie Kay, drums

    quarta-feira, 22 de abril de 2015

    Dick Hyman at the Lowrey Organ and His Orchestra - Electrodynamics

    1. Stompin' at The Savoy
    2. The Sweetest Sound
    3. I Left My Heart in San Francisco
    4. Fly Me to the Moon
    5. Paradise
    6. Side by Side
    7. Mack the Knife
    8. Satin Doll
    9. Shadowland
    10. Big Ben Bossa
    11. This Is All I Ask
    12. Till We Meet Again

    Joe Bushkin, Piano and Orchestra - I Get A Kick Out of Porter

    1. I Get A Kick Out of You
    2. I've Got You Under My Skin
    3. Night and Day
    4. Begin the Beguine
    5. Get Out of Town
    6. In the Still of the Night
    7. So in Love
    8. Love for Sale
    9. Let's Do It
    10. Where Have You Been
    11. What Is This Thing Called Love
    12. Just One of Those Things
    I Get A Kick Out of Porter

    The Composer
    (1891 - 1964)

    The Pianist
    (1916 - 2004)

    segunda-feira, 20 de abril de 2015

    Harry Breuer - Percussive Vaudeville - The Big Theatrical Sound

    1. Wild Cherries
    2. Sidewalks of New York
    3. Georgia Camp Meeting
    4. Mr. Tambo & Mr. Bones
    5. Popularity
    6. The Smiler
    7. Daisy Bell
    8. Rustic Dance
    9. Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight
    10. Hey Rube
    11. Lassuss Trombone
    12. The Whistler and His Dog
    Percussive Vaudeville

    The Conductor
    (1921 - 1989)

    sábado, 18 de abril de 2015

    Irving Fields Trio - Champagne and Bongos

    1. Under Paris Skies
    2. La Vie en Rose
    3. The Night They Invented Champagne
    4. Medley: Mam'selle / Padam Padam
    5. The Last Time I Saw Paris
    6. Can Can Merengue
    7. C'est Si Bon
    8. If You Love Me (Really Love Me)
    9. I Love Paris
    10. Comme Ci Comme Ca
    11. La Mer
    12. Chantez Chantez
    Champagne and Bongos

    sexta-feira, 17 de abril de 2015

    The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra - More Tea for Two Cha Chas - Starring Warren Covington

    1. Tea for Two Cha Cha No. 2
    2. An Occasional Man
    3. Santa Isabel De Las Lajas
    4. Dream
    5. Everybody's Cha Cha
    6. Santiago de Cuba
    7. Sweet and Gentle (Me Lo Dijo Adela)
    8. Nunca
    9. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
    10. Silencio
    11. The Sheik of Araby - Cha Cha
    12. Esto Es Felicidad
    More Two for Two Cha Chas

    The Conductor
    (1921 - 1999)

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