quinta-feira, 28 de abril de 2016

Ferrante & Teicher - Love Themes from Cleopatra

  1. Antony & Cleopatra Theme
  2. Caravan
  3. Moonlight on The Ganges
  4. In A Persian Market
  5. Sirocco
  6. Sheherazade
  7. Cesar & Cleopatra Theme
  8. Samson & Delilah
  9. Devotion
  10. Orientale
  11. Sands of Time
  12. Procession of Sardar
Love Themes from Cleopatra

quarta-feira, 27 de abril de 2016

Henry Mancini - Pure Gold (Repost)

  1. Moon River
  2. Days of Wine and Roses
  3. Charade (Vocal)
  4. Moment to Moment
  5. Love Theme from "Romeo and Juliet"
  6. The Pink Panther Theme
  7. Mr. Lucky
  8. Baby Elephant Walk
  9. Peter Gunn
  10. It Had Better Be Tonight (Meglio Stasera)
Pure Gold

terça-feira, 26 de abril de 2016

Henry Mancini - The Molly Maguires (Music from The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

  1. Theme from The Molly Maguires (Pennsylvania, 1876)
  2. The Mollys Strike
  3. Main Title
  4. Fiddle and Fife
  5. Work Montage
  6. Jamie and Mary (The Hills of Yesterday)
  7. Room and Board (Theme from The Molly Maguires)
  8. The Hills of Yesterday
  9. Pennywhistle Jig
  10. Sandwiches and Tea (Theme from The Molly Maguires)
  11. Trip to Town
  12. The Mollys Strike Again
  13. A Brew with The Boys
  14. A Suit for Grandpa
  15. The End (Theme from The Molly Maguires)
The Molly Maguires

sexta-feira, 22 de abril de 2016

Ferrante & Teicher - Golden Piano Hits

  1. Exodus
  2. Canadian Sunset
  3. Autumn Leaves
  4. Bewitched
  5. Begin the Beguine
  6. Tchaikowsky Concerto
  7. Miserlou
  8. Till
  9. Warsaw Concerto
  10. Nocturne in E Flat
  11. Near You
  12. Quiet Village
Golden Piano Hits

quinta-feira, 21 de abril de 2016

Hugo Montenegro and His Orchestra - Music from "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly"

  1. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  2. March with Hope
  3. The Story of A Soldier
  4. The Ecstasy of Gold
  5. Theme from "A Fistful of Dollars"
  6. For A Few Dollars More
  7. Aces High
  8. The Vice of Killing
  9. Sixty Seconds to What
  10. Square Dance
  11. Titoli
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

quarta-feira, 20 de abril de 2016

Frank Chacksfield and His Orchestra - Theme Music from King of Kings and Other Film Spectaculars

  1. Theme from "King of Kings" (Main Theme)
  2. The Song of Delilah from "Samson And Delilah"
  3. Love Theme from "The Robe" (Main Theme)
  4. Love Theme from "Quo Vadis" (Main Theme)
  5. The Green Leaves of Summer from "The Alamo"
  6. Main Theme from "Exodus" (Main Theme)
  7. Parade of The Charioteers from "Ben-Hur"
  8. Theme from "Francis of Assisi" (Main Theme)
  9. Love Theme from "Ben Hur"
  10. The High and The Mighty
  11. Love Theme from "The Prodigal"
  12. Theme from "The Sundowners"
Theme Music from King of Kings

terça-feira, 19 de abril de 2016

Dick Kesner and His Magic Stradivarius - The Music of Hawaii - Orchestra Directed by Charles Bud Dant

  1. Blue Hawaii
  2. My Little Grass Shack in KealaKeKua, Hawaii
  3. Legend of the Rain
  4. Beyond the Reef
  5. Sayonara
  6. King's Serenade / Akala Falls
  7. Lovely Hula Hands
  8. The Hawaiian Wedding Song
  9. Bird of Paradise
  10. The Hukilau Song
  11. Nalani
  12. Forever More
The Music of Hawaii

The Violin Player
(1912 - 1962)

domingo, 17 de abril de 2016

George Cates - Take Five

  1. Take Five
  2. Hot Toddy
  3. Christopher Columbus
  4. You Came A Long Way from St. Louis
  5. Music Makers
  6. King Porter Stomp
  7. Caravan
  8. Song of The Nairobi Trio
  9. Mr. Ghost Goes to Town
  10. Blue Moods
  11. Organ Grinder's Swing
  12. Concerto in B Flat
Take Five

The Conductor
(1911 - 2002)

quarta-feira, 13 de abril de 2016

Frank Chacksfield and His Orchestra - My Gypsy Love

  1. Gypsy Moon
  2. Tzigane
  3. Play Gypsies, Dance Gypsies
  4. Waltz of the Gypsies
  5. The Gypsy
  6. Golden Earrings
  7. Czardas
  8. Play to Me, Gypsy
  9. Budapest
  10. At the Balalaika
  11. Gypsy Love
  12. Dark Eyes
My Gypsy Love

The Conductor

Beegie Adair - Plays The Songs of Richard Rodgers

  1. Have You Met Miss Jones
  2. The Lady Is A Tramp
  3. Bewitched
  4. Dancing on the Ceiling
  5. My Romance
  6. It Never Entered My Mind
  7. Where or When
  8. I Could Write A Book
  9. Spring Is Here
  10. You Took Advantage of Me
  11. Manhattan
  12. My Funny Valentine
Plays The Songs of Richard Rodgers

Richard Charles Rodgers was born near Arverne, Long Island, New York, on June 28, 1902. His father was a successful physician and his mother, a well-trained amateur musician. Rodgers heard music in his home from earliest childhood and was regularly taken to the theater. He was especially delighted by the operettas (short operas) of Victor Herbert and other popular composers. A little later he was inspired by the musicals of Jerome Kern, whose influence, Rodgers said, was "a deep and lasting one."

By the age of six Rodgers was playing the piano by ear and had begun receiving piano lessons. He attended secondary schools in New York. By the age of fourteen he had written two popular songs. Before he entered Columbia University in 1919, he had already written music for two amateur shows and had met Lorenz (Larry) Hart (1895–1943), a literate, amusing, somewhat driven creator of verse, with whom Rodgers would collaborate for the next twenty-four years. Their first published song was "Any Old Place with You" (1919), and hundreds followed. Rodgers left Columbia at the end of his second year to devote himself full time to musical studies at the Institute of Musical Art, where he spent another two years.

After working on amateur shows and on a few unsuccessful professional attempts, Rodgers and Hart won acclaim for their review Garrick Gaieties in 1925. Also in 1925, Rodgers, Hart, and Dorothy Fields (1905–1974) collaborated on Dearest Enemy, "an American musical play" (as they called it), contributing respectively music, lyrics, and book, adding something new to the theatrical scene. Not only was the material original, charming, and witty, but the form and subject of the entertainment were distinctly unusual. Here was a play based on American history with unpredictable and pertinent musical sections.

During the next decade Rodgers and Hart wrote three shows for the London stage and a number of Broadway musicals and Hollywood films. Though not all of them were successful, they were distinguished by a number of fine romantic ballads such as "My Heart Stood Still" (1927), "With a Song in My Heart" (1929), "Dancing on the Ceiling" (1930), and "Lover" (1932). Hart's lyrics always managed to avoid too much sentimentality, and Rodgers matched them with tunes of grace and skill.

Among the nine stage shows written between 1935 and 1942 were several of Rodgers and Hart's most famous: Jumbo (1935); On Your Toes (1936), for which the distinguished Russian-born choreographer George Balanchine (1904–1983) created the ballet; Slaughter on Tenth Avenue; Babes in Arms (1937); The Boys from Syracuse (1938); and Pal Joey (1940). A number of the songs written during this time are among Rodgers and Hart's most durable: "There's a Small Hotel," "Where or When," "My Funny Valentine," "This Can't Be Love," and "The Lady Is a Tramp."

After Hart died in 1943, Rodgers entered a period of unprecedented (having never occurred before) success with lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960). Of their ten musicals, five were among the longest-running and biggest-grossing shows ever created for Broadway: Oklahoma! (1943), Carousel (1945), South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951), and The Sound of Music (1959).

The best work of Rodgers and Hart was marked by a considerable measure of wit and sophistication. In contrast, the style of the Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration was dominated by a basic, almost folklike, simplicity. In many songs both music and words seem stripped to the barest essentials. Romantic sentiment is a major ingredient.

Through touring productions, film versions, and recordings, the Rodgers and Hammerstein shows have become known around the world. Songs that have become popular standards include "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning," "People Will Say We're in Love," "If I Loved You," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "Some Enchanted Evening," "Hello, Young Lovers," and "Climb Every Mountain."

After Hammerstein's death in 1960 Rodgers for the first time served as his own lyricist for the score of No Strings (1962).

Rodgers's long association with the popular musical theater was an important one. His best projects were aimed at giving the musical play an ever more natural American expression. Oklahoma!, especially, brought an engaging simplicity and earthiness to the form. On many occasions Rodgers's choice of subject matter was unconventional (different from the norm), involving characters, situations, and themes of a seriousness seldom encountered previously in musical comedy. His work enriched and broadened a genre once regarded as little more than frivolous (not serious) entertainment and helped make it into an authentic American art form.

Rodgers's death on December 30, 1979, did not stop the popularity of his musical works, which enjoyed numerous revivals. Vintage original cast reissues and contemporary recordings, movies and videos, Broadway and community playhouse productions, and even illustrated books abound. They became the avenue through which the timeless works credited with launching the twentieth century musical continued to exist. Neither did Rodgers's shows lose dramatic impact. Their stories remained vividly current, such as South Pacific, which encompasses the uncertainties of its World War II (1939–45; when Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and France fought against Germany, Italy, and Japan) setting, and The King and I, which deals with racism and absolute authority.

Since music had to be hand-copied during most of Rodgers's lifetime, the musical scores from different productions did not always agree. Although there are some early recordings to follow for authenticity (similarity to the original), it still left room for changes in interpretation or even omission (leaving out) of particular numbers during performances.

The original shows were showered with honors, from an Academy Award for best song ("It Might as Well be Spring" from State Fair won this award in 1945) to another one ten years later for best score for Oklahoma! Three shows won Tony Awards for Best Musical— South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951), and The Sound of Music (1959).

Later performances continued to bring fame and additional awards as top stars such as Julie Andrews (1935–) and Patti LuPone (1949–) recorded Rodgers's songs and acted in revivals. A revival of Oklahoma! was presented in London in 2001. It was shown on Broadway in 2002 to critical praise.

One of the biggest breakthroughs in carrying on Rodgers's work was the transfer to videotape of a superior 1954 original movie of Oklahoma! It surpassed a same-cast, second filming of poorer quality and performance that had circulated for years. It took until 1994, when equipment finally was developed to transfer the "original edition" onto video for mass distribution.

Rodgers is remembered not only for his beautiful melodies, but also for the advancements he made for the American musical theater through his work with Hart and, especially, with Hammerstein.

(From notablebiographies.com) 

terça-feira, 12 de abril de 2016

Les Baxter - The Sounds of Adventure

  1. Quiet Village
  2. Normandy
  3. Paris Interlude
  4. Lost in Meditation
  5. Fascination
  6. Dawn on the City
  7. A Distant Star
  8. Our Kind of Love
  9. Moonlight Stroll
  10. Love Is A Fabulous Thing
  11. Autumn Leaves
  12. Blue Mirage
  13. The Enchanted Sea
  14. Dancing Diamonds
  15. Hong Kong Cable Car
  16. Blue Tango
  17. The Other Side of the Moon
  18. Tom Dooley
  19. Blue Jungle
  20. Bustin' the Bongos
The Sounds of Adventure

Al Hirt - That Honey Horn Sound

  1. Fancy Pants
  2. Danny Boy
  3. Long Walk Home
  4. The Contrary Waltz
  5. Fiddler on the Roof
  6. None But the Lonely Heart
  7. Alley Cat
  8. Stardust
  9. Butterball
  10. Over the Rainbow
  11. You Took Advantage of Me
  12. Flowers and Candy
That Honey Horn Sound

segunda-feira, 11 de abril de 2016

Don Ralke and His Orchestra - Very Truly Yours

  1. All the Things You Are
  2. When Your Lover Has Gone
  3. Pastel Blue
  4. Tango of the Roses
  5. The Moon Is Low
  6. Estrellita
  7. April in Paris
  8. Dream A Little Dream of Me
  9. I Cover the Waterfront
  10. Blue Moon
  11. Don't Blame Me
  12. Dark Eyes
Very Truly Yours

 The Conductor
(1920 - 2000)

sábado, 9 de abril de 2016

Dick Schory's Percussion and Brass Ensemble - Stereo Action Goes Broadway

  1. Heat Wave
  2. Seventy Six Trombones
  3. Keep A Hoppin
  4. Bali Ha'i
  5. It's Legimate
  6. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
  7. Hernando's Hideaway
  8. I Got Rhythm
  9. Camelot
  10. Show Me
  11. The Sound of Music
  12. El Sombrero
Stereo Action Goes Broadway

quinta-feira, 7 de abril de 2016

Bobby Hackett His Trumpet & His Orchestra - Goodnight My Love

  1. The Eyes of Love
  2. My Funny Valentine
  3. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
  4. The Lamp Is Low
  5. On the Street Where You Live
  6. Goodnight My Love
  7. Close Your Eyes
  8. All Through the Night
  9. You Stepped Out of A Dream
Goodnight My Love

quarta-feira, 6 de abril de 2016

The Clebanoff Strings and Orchestra - Plays Songs from Great Shows

  1. Love Look Away (From "Flower Drum Song")
  2. So in Love (From "Kiss Me Kate")
  3. The Party's Over (From "The Bells Are Ringing")
  4. Speak Low (From "One Touch of Venus")
  5. Till There Was You (From "Music Man")
  6. Lady in Waiting (From "Goldilocks")
  7. Mountain High-Valley Low (From "Lute Song")
  8. Tonight (From "West Side Story")
  9. Baubles, Bangles and Beads (From "Kismet")
  10. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face (From "My Fair Lady")
  11. Bali Ha'i (From "South Pacific")
  12. They Say It's Wonderful (From "Annie Get Your Gun")
Plays Songs from Great Shows

Juan Escobar and The Sounds of A Thousand Strings - The Heart of Spain

  1. Granada
  2. España
  3. Cordoba
  4. Ravel's Bolero
  5. Diva Navarra
  6. Estudiantina
  7. Estrellita
  8. La Paloma
  9. Serenata Española
  10. Capriccio Español
The Heart of Spain

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