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Saturday, July 24, 2021

My Town, My Guy & Me - Lesley Gore


No Matter What You Do

My Town, My Guy & Me
Lesley Gore
Produced by Quincy Jones
Cover Photo: RAMA
Mercury Records MG 21042

From Billboard - October 2,  1965: Built upon the hot sales appeal of her current hit single, "My Town, My Guy and Me," the dynamic teen favorite offers a package of strong pop material. Listening and dancing material is all here with a standout vocal performance on the pulsating "No Matter What You do" which rocks from start to finish. Single possibilities on that one.

My Town, My Guy And Me
What's A Girl Supposed To Do
What Am I Gonna Do With You
You Didn't Look 'Round
I Don't Care
No Matter What You Do
The Things We Did Last Summer
A Girl In Love
Baby That's Me
Just Another Fool
Let Me Dream
Before And After

Friday, July 23, 2021

Connie Francis Sings Modern Italian Hits


Il Cielo In Una Stanza

Connie Francis Sings Modern Italian Hits
MGM SE-4102

From the back cover: In this album I am thrilled and happy to be able to present it to you. Many of these songs have been prize winners at the annual popular San Remo Festival. All of them have been smash hit songs in the past few years - hummed and whistled by every Italian from Torino to Sicily, and in almost every corner of Europe.

Al Di La
Il Cielo In Una Stanza
Quando Quando Quando
Addio Addio
Come Sinfornia
Come Prima
Nessuno Al Mondo
24 Mila Bacci
Nun E Peccato
Tango Italiano

Dance To Duke! - Duke Ellington


Satan Takes A Holiday

Dance To Duke!
His Piano And Orchestra At The Bol Masque
Columbia Special Products
Special Archives Series
CSRP 8098

From the back cover: A couple of seasons ago the Ellington band was encamped at the American Hotel in Miami Beach, playing nightly, except Sunday, in the hotel's own beautiful supper club, the Bol Masque. Duke, always adaptable to his environment, played for dancers in the best dance-band tradition and began referring to himself and his fifteen jazz-poll winners as "Duke Ellington, his piano and his orchestra." And, playing this new role to the utmost, he introduced new arrangements featuring himself at the piano, playing of all things, other people's songs.

And, inspired by the room's masquerade decor, Duke fashioned his own musical masquerade of twelve couples. Alice and the wolf, an angel and Satan, a butterfly and a peanut vendor, a satin doll and a donkey, the lady in red with her Indian and a gypsy and a clown all paraded by, while Duke, dressed like Carmen Cavallaro , sat at the piano and hosted the party. This is the recording of that famous affair, featuring the full Ellington band and soloists in a program of dozen danceable standards, all in costume, never dressed quite like this before.

Alice Blue Gown
Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?
Got A Date With An Angel
Poor Butterfly
Satan Takes A Holiday
The Peanut Vendor
Satin Doll
Lady In Red
Indian Love Call
The Donkey Serenade
Gypsy Love Song
Laugh, Clown, Laugh

Soul Of A Convict - Porter Wagoner


Folsom Prison

Soul Of A Convict
And Other Great Prison Songs
Porter Wangoner
Recording Engineers: Jim Malloy & Chuck Seitz
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Should" Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
RCA Victor STEREO LPS-3683

Boston Jail
The Convict And The Rose
I Relived My Life Today
I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
Let Me In
The Big River Train
The Snakes Crawl At Night
They're All Going Home But One
Folsom Prison
Soul Of A Convict
Green, Green Grass Of Home
(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle

The Adventures Of GI Joe - Book And Record


The Adventures Of GI Joe

The Adventures Of GI Joe
The Secret Of The Mummy's Tomb
The Secret Of Spy Island 
The Rescue From Adventure Team Headquarters
Book And Record - At The Signal Turn The Page And Follow Along
Peter Pan Records BR 510

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Johnny Tillotson Sings


I Never Loved You Anyway

Johnny Tillotson Sings
Produced by Paul Tanner
Director of Engineering: Val Valentin
Cover Design: Acy Lehman
Cover Photo: John Engsted
A Tanridge Production
MGM Records E-4328

One's Yours, One's Mine
One Red Rose
Just As Long
I Never Loved You Anyway
Strange Things Happen
Our World
(Wait 'Til You See) My Gidget
You Forget To Say I Love You
I'll Be Seeing You
How High The Moon
Red Roses For A Blue Lady

Black Magic - Kostelanetz


The Old Black Magic

Black Magic
Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra
Columbia CL 712

That Old Black Magic (from "Star Spangled Rhythm")
Our Of This World (from "Out Of This World")
Our Waltz (Nat Burton – David Rose)
Little Girl Blue (from "Jumbo")
Limehouse Blues
Mad About The Boy (from "Words and Music")
Easy To Love (from "Born To Dance")
Some Day (from "The Vagabond King")

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

LeRoy Van Dykes At The Trade Winds


The Last Letter

LeRoy Van Dyke At The Trade Winds
LeRoy Van Dkye Recorded During An Actual Performance At The Showboat Lounge,
Trade Winds Hotel, On The Beach In Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Produced by Shelby S. Singleton, Jr.
Mercury Records STEREO SR 60950

From the back cover: LeRoy Van Dyke opened a two week engagement at the Trade Winds Hotel in Fr. Lauderdale, Florida on June 18, 1964. Billboard magazine reported that the Van Dyke show in the Trade Wind was "another giant step forward in Country Music." A new chapter in show business history was written in those two weeks, and in the years to follow it's destined to be a long one.

Ft. Lauderdale has become known as the city "where the boys are" and where the girls are plentiful. Beginning at Easter time and continuing throughout the spring and summer, young people by the thousands migrate there to soak up the sun and enjoy the night life. At that time and throughout the year the Trade Wind's Showboat room headlines the big name in show business. Now LeRoy – and in essence – Country Music has joined that list. Mercury records has captured "live" the highlights of the Van Dyke show, so that you may sit back and enjoy all the excitement of being there in the audience at a 'swinging' floor show! 

In addition to LeRoy you'll hear his band, "The Auctioneers." There's Jack Eubanks on electric guitar... X. Lincoln on bass guitar... Billy Rainsford on piano... Jim Stewart on drums and "The Auctioneers," a trio of lovely young ladies composed of Sally Harrison, Connie Landers and Barbara Voohries.

LeRoy leads off the show with "I'm Glad You Didn't Walk On By" written especially for him by his manager-choreographer Gene Nash. He moves next to "The Last Letter," a song that's become a tremendous standard from the country field, and really pours his heart into it. Then he and the band really rock the room with a driving arrangement of "Black Cloud" and Johnny Cash's "Frankie's Man, Johnny" which shows the great versatility of Mr. Van Dyke, and we think you'll like the real 'tongue in cheek' ending on this one.

He then turns the mike over to young Billy Rainsford. This lad has one of the most powerful deliveries we've come across in the a long time. He gets a great, fresh feel in "I Can't Stop Loving You."

Guitarist Jack Eubanks appears on this album thought he courtesy of Monument Records. When you hear, "Rush Hour" you'll known why he's one of their 'hot' properties and a hot contender in the new crop of guitar soloists. Incidentally, Jack wrote this song!

The 'unbelievable' X. Lincoln really has to be seen to be appreciated. He's a 6'4" funny, funny guy with 'pretzel' legs and a 'poor soul' expression. He's perfectly cast as the "Long Tall Texan"!

The show wouldn't be complete without LeRoy biggest hits, "Walk On By" and "The Auctioneer," which this 'live' performance gives him the chance to really do them up'. The finale is a standout arrangement of "On That Great Come And Get It Day" and the whole cast joins in to really drive this one home. – Ed Hamilton, WENO Radio - Music City, U.S.A., Nashville, Tennessee

I'm Glad You Didn't Walk On By
The Last Letter
Black Cloud
Frankie's Man Johnny
I Can't Stop Loving You
Instrumental - The Rush Hour
Long Tall Texan
Walk On By
That Great Come And Get It Day
Good-Bye To Audience - The Time Has Just Slipped Away Too Fast

Monday, July 19, 2021

Hits Made Famous By Jim Reeves - Slim Boyd


Cow Poke

Hits Made Famous By Jim Reeves 
Sung By Slim Boyd

From the back cover: Reeves was a former member of the Grand Ole Opry. He gave up a promising baseball career to follow his first love, music. Reeves big hits – including Mexican Joe (1953), Bimbo (1953), Billy Bayou (1958), Four Walls (1957), Adios Amigo (1962) and He'll Have To Go (1959). Reeves has scored in the international market too. He has had number one records in Denmark, England and Sweden. Reeves had just returned from a rousing world tour when disaster struck. Jim Reeves was killed in the crash of a single engine plane August, 1964. Disaster had struck him down in the same fashion that the country music world has lost Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins.

Adios Amigos
Mexican Joe
Promenade Back Home
Home On The Range
Ridin' Down The Canyon
Cow Poke
Bad Brahma Bull
Sweet Betsy From Pike
Red River Valley

Something New - The Glenn Miller Orchestra


What Now My Love

Something New
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Under The Direction Of Buddy DeFranco
Translates The Tijuana Brass Hits
Produced by Manny Kellem & Bob Morgan
Arranged by Chico O'Farrill & Walt Stewart
Cover Art: Sandy Hoffman
Epic STEREO BN 26206

A Taste Of Honey
What Now My Love
I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You
Whipped Cream
Tijuana Taxi
Theme From "Zorba The Greek"
The Lonely Bull
Mexican Shuffle
The Third Man Theme
Spanish Flea