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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Living Voices RCA Camden CAS-764 1963
The Living Voices take no chances on this LP. However, the graphics department risked printing this "bad habits" cover art on foil. Foil printing was (and is) an expensive, four color, plus white process. Generally, ink coverage like this over foil would have been considered unnecessary, but perhaps all of the covers in this series were scheduled for foil stock. The cover was successful as that art does have a unusually rich look to it.
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Shake Me I Rattle The End Of The World Be My Love This Is All Ask Over The Mountain Linda The Three Bells Starry-Eyed And Breathless Old Cap Code
Mahatma Gandhi Spat Here Anne And Dick Albin Fultz Studio, Fairdale, Kentucky Phonygraph ADA-1 1975
According the credits found on the back cover, the ham sandwiches were provided by Helen Fultz (who, I assume was hanging out at the studio during the recording session). This is a serious "folk" album that doesn't take itself seriously.
Old Crooked Highway NYC Jack And Jill Financial Affair Universe Song Uncle Watt's Original Fantascinatin' I Wana Be A Roller Derby Queen Back To West Virginia The Tomater Of Decatur Stranger Danger I Am A Maker Of Songs Higher Education
Vocalists – Yayo el Indio, Frank Souffront and Tony Molina
Columbia EX 5051
From the back cover: The Charanga is New York's newest Latin dance craze. Charanga means a small band, a typical Cuban orchestra with a prominent flute, a rhythm section and a vocal group. Pachanga means a lively fiesta or party. In 1960 the song "La Pachanga" became a spectacular hit throughout Latin America. It had a new kind of rhythm – like a fast merengue – and people started to do a new step to it. Along with the popularity of "La Pachanaga," the word charanga began to be used in describing the new beat, and the two words are now used interchangeably in the New York Latin music world.
Oscar M. Bouffartique is one of Cuba's best known composers and arrangers. His song "La Burundanga (Witchery) sold over half a million copies. Bouffartique spent his early years in the Cuban countryside, where he absorbed the native rhythms so evident in his compositions. At the early age of 11 he had already formed his first charanga. He later studied music and composition, taught music at the Conservatorio Municipal In Havanna and started composing early in his career.
Good and peppy Latin. The sample has a slightly different, and more "exotic" sound than the rest of the set.
Charanga En New York
Guapacha En Orbita
A Saltar La Reata
Un Lejano Amor
Charanga En Puerto Rico
Que Siga El Ritmo
Charanga Road March
Llego La Pachanga
Volvere, Cielo Azul
Capitol Records T 686
From the back cover: In this, his first album for Capitol, Jackie's splendid sounds are recorded in High Fidelity.
Complementing Jackie and his organ are the substantial rhythmic contributions of Ernest L (Fats) Clark on drums and the guitar etchings of Irving Ashby.
It All Comes Back To Me Now
For Heaven's Sake
Would You Like To Take A Walk
I Hear A Rhapsody
Taking A Chance On Love
I'll Close My Eyes
The Night Is Young And You're So Beautiful
Beau Night In Hotchkiss Corners
It's The Talk Of The Town
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
Fur Spieber Verboten
Peter Lauch und die Regenpfeifer
Fiesta Record - Broadway, N.Y., N.Y.
Das kommt von Rudern, das kommt vom Segeln
Und ihr schneeweisser Busen
Im Hamburg liegt ein Segelschiff
Die vergnugten zwanziger Jahre
Die alte Klo-Frau
George Cates, His Chorus And Orchestra
Coral Records CRL 57220
Exciting? Well, yes the cover art is pretty fabulous and the set, a finely crafted pop mood collection that is penned mostly by Cates and features just enough "space age" energy to make for an engaging play through.
Liszt: Hugarian Rhapsody No. 2
Grieg: In The Hall Of The Mountain King
Strauss: The Blue Dabube Waltz
Rossnini: William Tell Overture
Gliere: Russian Sailor's Dance
Tchaikovsky: Waltz Of The Flowers
Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre
Tchaikovsky: March Slav
Henri Rene And His Orchestra
RCA Victor LPM-1245
From the back cover: The basis of his (Rene) thorough musicianship was laid in his student days in Berlin during and just after the First World War. He received a typically thorough German classical musical education, which has stood him in very good stead in his career.
Immediately after finishing his education he returned to this country (New York is his birthplace) and got a short-lived job as part of a two-piano team. His first paying job was as banjo player in Charlie Strickland's Orchestra. Before branching out with his own orchestra at the age of twenty, he played with other with other orchestras and toured in vaudeville – experiences that made him thoroughly familiar with American pop music.
In 1926 he returned to Europe and toured with his own orchestra before settling in Berlin as star arranger with Electrola, then RCA Victor's German Affiliate. Later, as music director of UFA (Germany's biggest movie company) and Tobis Motion Picture Studios, he wrote and arranged scores for movies.
After ten years in Europe he came home and, a year later, became musical director or RCA Victor's International Division – a post for which his European experience fitted him perfectly.
After 1941, when European sources of recordings dried up, Rene formed his Musette Orchestra and started turning out records that had the true Continental flavor. During the war he served as instructor for soldier shows in the Special Services Group of the Fourth Service Command; after 1945, he returned to RCA Victor recording stars.
Bubble, Bubble, Bubble
Not As A Stranger
Bon Soir, Paris
You Are The One
Theme from "Lost Weekend"
Prelude To The Stars