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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Homer Louis Randolph III

My Sweet Lord
Me And Bobby McGee
Homer Louis Randolph, III
Boots Randolph
Arranged and Conducted By Bill Justis
Monument Records
Z 30678
1971

My Sweet Lord
Rose Garden
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Sweet Caroline
Me And Bobby McGee
Amazing Grace
Theme From "Love Story"
It's Impossible
You Don't Have To Say
You Love Me
For The Good Time

Monday, December 15, 2014

Shades Of Today - Pat Williams

Can't Live In A World Without You

Shades Of Today
Arranged and Conducted by Pat Williams
Produced by Pete Spargo
Verve V6-5052
Manufactured by MGM Records Division
1968

My purchased was influenced by the outstanding cover art (front and back) that features a living room full of bored models.

From the back cover: Cover Fashion Designed by Mathew for Noel Jrs., Noel Turner for Noel Petites. Fashions Available at Macy's New York City, J.W. Robinson, Los Angeles, Rich's Atlanta, Higbee Co., Cleveland.

Groovy late 60s brass set that, to my ear, still has that good-n-quirky Creed Taylor/Verve vibe even though Taylor left the company in 1967.

Shades
Li'l Darlin'
Laia Ladaia
King Porter Stomp
Cinnamon And Glove
The Look Of Love
Eleanor Rigby
Can't Live In A World Without You
For Me!
Bubbles Was A Cheerleader

Golden Age Of The Dancebands On Broadway

Indian Love Song
Golden Age Of The Dancebands On Broadway
Poll Winners Of 1940
Recorded under the direction of D. L. Miller
Cover art by G. L. Phillps
Someset P-16900

Modest arrangements, but nonetheless engaging set of big band tunes from Somerset.

Ba Li Hai
Indian Love Call
Oh What A Beautiful Morning
Old Man River
Accustomed To Her Face
Why Do I Love You
Get Me To The Church On Time
Hello Young Lovers
Everything's There
We'll Remember
We Kiss In The Shadows

Tes des Plantes' Swedish-American Hot Jazz Collaboration

Who'll Chop Your Suey When I'm Gone
Tes des Plantes' Swedish-American Hot Jazz Collaboration
Featuring Bent Persson & Tomas Ornberg
Stomp Off Records - S.O.S. 1136
Lausche Sound Recording - Cincinnati, Ohio
December 6-9, 1986

Ted des Plantes - piano, vocal, leader
Bent Persson - cornet, trumpet
Tomas Ornberg - clarinet, soprano sax
Frank Powers - Clarinet, alto and tenor saxes
Jim Snyder - trombone
Jack Meilhn - banjo, guitar
Mike Walbridge - tuba
Hal Smith - drums
Roy Tale - 2n trumpet on Can I Tell You? and Each Day

Words
Chicago Breakdown
Don 't Forget To Mess Around
Lost
Can I Tell You
Hot Tamale Man
Put'em Down Blues
Each Day
Who'll Chop Your Suey When I'm Gone
I'm Gonna Gitcha
Theme From "Mental Strain At Dawn"
I Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
I Ain't Gonna Tell Nobody

Saturday, December 13, 2014

New Music For Horns - The Horn Club Of Los Angeles

Nonet For Brass
New Music For Horns
The Horn Club Of Los Angeles
Producer: George Sponhaltz
Angel S-36036

From the back cover: Nonet For Brass / Moderate - Song - With good humor - Swing a little

Gunther Schuller / Lines and Contrasts for 16 horns conducted by the composer

William Kraft / Games: Collage No. 1 for 22 brass and 4 percussion soloist conducted by the composer

Alex Wilder / Nonet for Brass conducted by Gunther Schuller

Lines And Contrasts For 16 Horns / Composed By – Gunther Schuller 10:22
Madrigal / Composed By – Roland de Lassus 1:22
O Che Splendor / Composed By – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 2:15
Nonet For Brass Composed By – Alec Wilder 8:39

Games: Collage No. 1 Composed By – William Kraft 8:12
Suite For Horns / Composed By – Roger Johnson (4) 6:57
Ave Maria / Composed By – Tom├ís Luis de Victoria 2:17
Fanfare De Chasse / Composed By – Gioacchino Rossini 2:36

Horns: Dan Ashe, Arthur Briegleb, Huntington Burdick, James Decker, Vincent DeRosa, Leon Donfray, David Duket, Arthur Frantz, Thomas Greer, William Hinshaw, George Hyde, Waldemar Linder, Sinclair Lott, James McGee, Richard Mackey, Hyman Markowitz, Todd Miller, Caswell Neal, Richard Perissi, George Price,  Ralph Pyle,  Alan Robinson, Gale Robinson, Irving Rosenthal, Harry Schmidt, Eugene Sherry & Victory Vener

Trumpets: Irving Bush, Robert DiVall, Donald Green, Malcolm McNab, Mario Guarneri & Thomas Stephens

Bass Tuba: Roger Bobo, Roger Culbertson & John Johnson

Percussion: Charles DeLancey, Mitchell Peters, Walter Goodwin & Barry Silverman

Bass Tuba – Roger Bobo, Roger Culbertson, John Johnson*
Horn –     ,  (2),   (3),    Victor Vener, Waldemar Linder,
Horn [Descant Horn] –
Horn [Natural Horn] –  (2)
Horn, Tuba [Wagner Tuba] –
Percussion –
Timpani – Barry Silverman
Trumpet –  (3),   *

Friday, December 12, 2014

Songs Of The Seventies - Sounds Of The 70s Orchestra

It's Too Late
Songs Of The Seventies
Sounds Of The 70s Orchestra
Arranged And Conducted By William Loose
Specialty Markets/Capitol Records SL-6774
1972

A mood set featuring tunes paced so slow that my computer kept going to sleep as I typed the track list. A set so slow that many musicians in the orchestra were nudged awake, sometimes in the middle of a song, to complete the session.

I Don't Know How To Love Him
For All We Know
You've Got A Friend
One Less Bell To Answer
Rose Garden
Variations On A Theme Of Erik Satie
It's Impossible
Theme From "Love Story"
Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again
It's Too Late

Love Is Blue

Call Me
Somebody To Love
The Beat Goes On
Slick
A Whiter Shade Of Pale
For What It's Worth

California Dreamin'

Love Is Blue
Great Songs Of The 60s
Pleasure Programmed
Reader's Digest Record
1970

This 4 LP boxed set features a great 70s mood vibe created by such artists as Frank de Vol, Frank Comstock and Billy May.

Record 1
Love Is Blue / Johnny Gibbs and His Orchestra
Wonderful World / Perry Botkin, Jr. and His Orchestra
The Glory Of Love / Frank de Vol, His Orchestra and Chorus
Call Me / Norman Percival and His Orchestra
Groovin' / The New Classic Singers - Hank Levine and His Orchestra
The Happy Ending / Perry Botkin, Jr. and His Orchestra
There's A King Of Hush / Perry Botkin, Jr. and His Orchestra
You Only Live Twice / Johnny Gibbs and His Orchestra
Somebody To Love / Arranged and Conducted by Les Reed
A World Of Our Own / Norman Percival and His Orchestra
Feelin' Groovy / The New Classic Singers - Hank Levine and His Orchestra
Baby, I Need Your Lovin' / Billy May and His Orchestra
Born Free / Johnny Gibbs and His Orchestra

Record 2
To Sir With Love / Norman Percival and His Orchestra
Release Me / The Nashville Singers
Elanor Rigby /Perry Botkin, Jr. and His Orchestra
I Wish You Love / Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
The Beat Goes On / The Nashville Singers - Bill Walker and His Orchestra
His Eyes, Her Eyes / Pete King and His Orchestra
Mr. Tambourine Man / Johnny Harris and His Orchestra
The Happy Trumpeter / Perry Botkin, Jr. and His Orchestra
Cast Your Fate To The Wind / Pete King and His Orchestra
Don't Sleep In The Subway / Norman Precival and His Orchestra
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling / Frank Comstock and His Orchestra
La Bamba / Norman Precival and His Orchestra
Free Again / Pete King and His Orchestra
Slick / Arthur Greenslade and His Orchestra

Record 3
Ode To Billie Joe / Perry Botkin, Jr. and His Orchestra
Tom Dooley / Arthur Greenslade and His Orchestra
This Guy's In Love With You / Arranged and Conducted by Les Reed
By The Time I Get To Phoenix / The Nashville Singers - Bill Walker and His Orchestra
Walk On By / Billy May and His Orchestra
Honey / The Nashville Singers - Bill Walker and His Orchestra
Those Were The Days / Arthur Greenslade and His Orchestra
Puppet On A String / Frank Comstock and His Orchestra
In The Arms Of Love / Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
Walk Right In / Hank Levine and His Orchestra
Sunny / Pete King and His Orchestra
Classical Gas / Johnny Harris and His Orchestra
Since I Fell For You / The New Classic Singers - Hank Levine and His Orchestra
A Whiter Shade Of Pale / Perry Botkin, Jr. and His Orchestra

Record 4
Cherry, Cherry / Billy May and His Orchestra
It Must Be Him / Perry Botkin, Jr. and His Orchestra
Elusive Butterfly / The New Classic Singers - Hank Levine and His Orchestra
Waterloo Sunset / Norman Precival and His Orchestra
For What It's Worth / Perry Botkin, Jr. and His Orchestra
Green, Green Grass Of Home / The Nashville Singers - Bill Walker and His Orchestra
I've Been Here / Johnny Gibbs and His Orchestra
Here Come's My BabyPerry Botkin, Jr. and His Orchestra
This Is My Song / Frank de Vol, His Orchestra and Chorus
Spanish Harlem / Billy May and His Orchestra
Nice 'N' Easy / Frank Comstock and His Orchestra
California Dreamin' / The New Classic Singers - Hank Levine and His Orchestra
Alfie / Norman Percival and His Orchestra
Land Of 1000 Danices / Norman Percival and His Orchestra

Monday, December 8, 2014

El Guatequito - Valladares Y Su Conjunto

Migajas De Amor
El Guatequito
Valladares Y Su Conjunto
Suave S-1170
Armada & Rodriguez Of Florida

A Mi Manera
Son De La Loma
Migajas De Amor
Guantanamera
La Mujer Que Yo Ame
Tres Lindas Cubanas
Olvido
A Mi Que
Las Palmaditas
No Vale La Pena

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Perfume De Gardenias - Los Millonarios

Incertidumbre
Despecho
Perfume De Gardenias
Con Los Millonarios
Vol. III
Miami Records
Discos Fuentes MFS-3072

Enjoy a few samples from this obscure Latin space age lounge set.

Prisonero Del Mar
Cuando Vuelva A Tu Lado
Hojas Muertas
Nuestras Vidas
Incertidumbre
Perfidia
Perfume De Gardenias
Campanitas De Cristal
Niebla Del Riachuelo
Traicionera
Palida Azucena
Despecho

Pepe Lara - Con la Orquesta de Jesus Moreno

Pepe Lara
Con la Orquesta de Jesus Moreno
Panart LP-3045

Enjoy the obscure cover art from a set that you can purchase from the usual online vendors.

Islas Canarias
Te Ame En Silencio
Triana
Nina
Malaguena
Dejame Abrazarte
Recuerdame
Valencia
Campanera
Enamorado Del Mar
El Beso
Gitana