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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Rhythms In Color - Purdue University Band



Rhythms In Color
Purdue University Band
Al G. Wright, Conductor
Harold L. Walters, Assistant Conductor
Percussion Coordinator: Maxine Lefever
Percussion instruments by Ludwig Drum Co.
Stone-lined Mutes by Humes & Berg Mfg. Co.
Tapes Edited, master discs and pressing by RCA Custom Records

Cha Cha In The Old Summertime
La Cumparsita
Marching Bossa Nova
When The Saints Go Marching In
Bossa Nova
The Big Beat
Erie Canal (from American Folk Suite)
Mento (from Jamaican Folk Suite)
Promenade (from Jamaican Folk Suite)
Japan In Motion (form Japanese Folk Suite)
Pizza Party

Stinson Brothers In Las Vegas


Brown-Eye Jane 

Stinson Brothers In Las Vegas
Arrangements by Herb Brittain
Canadian American Records, LTD
CALP 1012

From the back cover: Who's Who Among The Stinson Brothers

Bob Stinson sings lead and plays lead guitar. Ray is tenor and plays drums. Ronnie signs alto and plays electric bass.

Bob, Ray and Ronnie are the three oldest boy in a family of six boys and three girls, born in Decator, Alabama

The family moved to Cleveland when the boys were quite young and they spent most of their school years there.

Later they chose Minnesota as their home.

They have appeared all over the USA, in Canada and Hawaii. (Where they recently headlined the East West show, representing the United States, in the Japanese American Revue, in Honolulu.)

There Ought To Be Records Of My Love For You
For Sale, One Broken Heart
Starlight My Love
I'll Forget You
Who Besides Me
Take These Chains From My Heart
Make Me Know You Love Me
Every Step Of The Way
Within Your Arms
Brown-Eye Jane
I'll Never Ever Love Nobody Else
There's A Chip On Your Shoulder

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Dinner In Havana - Rene Touzet


La Enganadora

Dinner In Havana
Rene Touzet And His Orchestra
Photo: Mitchell Bliss
RCA Victor LPM-1016

From the back cover: Rene Touzet was born in Havana and studied music there with the finest pedagogues on the island – Perez Sentenat and Joaquin Nin (piano) and Castelnuovo-Tedesco (composition). He won first place in piano at the Falcon Conservatory, and in 1953 received the Gold Medal as Cuba's outstanding popular composer.

Touzet's first professional engagement was as leader of his own 16-piece orchestra at the same Hotel Nacional. Several years later, in 1946, he came to the United States on a bid from Enric Madriguera, whose band he joined here. The following year he had his own Latin unit at Ciro's in Hollywood, and since that time Touzet has purveyed his fascinating rhythms in all the smartest supper clubs in Hollywood, New York, Miami and Havana.

Touzet's piano styling is as distinctive as it is versatile. He is unique in that he can project with equal ease a wild, jazz-inspired mambo, and suave, melodious dinner music, as typified by this collection.

Touzet himself is a tall, handsome fellow with a delightful sense of humor, rendered even more effective by a rare sense of timing. As a composer and as a pianist, he is responsible to a sizable degree for the popularity of Cuban music in this country. In Cuba his songs have placed regularly among the top hits, and several have become international favorites. Best known perhaps in North America are No Te Importe Saber (Let Me Love You Tonight) and Tu Felicidad (Made For Each Other). – Bill Simon

Las Perlas De Tu Boca
El Amor De Mi Bohio
Quiereme Mucho
La Enganadora
La Comparsa
Siempre En Mi Corazon
Tres Palabras
Son De La Loma
Tu Felicdad
La Bella Cubana

Escape To The Magic Mediterranean - John Scott Trotter


Tunisian Interlude

Escape To The Magic Mediterranean
John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra
Cover Photo: Clyde Wallichs
Warner Bros. Records, Inc. W1266

From Billboard - March 23, 1958: John Scott Trotter and his orchestra turn in a rich, lushly orchestrated job on this collection of sunny Mediterranean tunes. The selections include "Three Coins In The Fountain," "Arrivederci Roma," "La Vie En Rose," "Uska Dara," and "Mam'selle." On many of the tunes, exotic instruments such as crotales, boombam, and ceremonial bells are featured. Good use is made of stereo with a wide band separation. Lush, listenable Mediterranean music. Liner notes contain Italian and Greek recipes.

Three Coins In The Fountain
Tunisian Interlude
Uska Dara
Arrivederci Roma
La Vie En Rose
La Mer
Escape To Monaco

Christmas Carols - The Pied Pipers


The Christmas Song

Christmas Carols
The Pied Pipers And Other Great Hollywood Stars
George Mather at the console

From the back cover: The many fans of the Pied Pipers (favorite vocal group of Tommy Dorsey) will, we know, be thrilled to find them featured in this album of Favorite Christmas Carols.

White Christmas
Silent Night
Good King Wencselas
The First Noel
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Joy To The World
Jingle Bells
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
O Come, All Ye Faithful
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
The Christmas Song
Deck The Hall With Boughs Of Holly

Monday, October 19, 2020

Songs Of The Island - Marty Robins


Sweet Leilani

Songs Of The Islands
Marty Robbins
Columbia Records CL 1087

From the back cover: Marty was born on a farm near Glendale, Arizona, and went to school in Phoenix, where his family moved when he was twelve. He joined the Navy in 1943, and spent most of the war in the Pacific, where he learned to sing – and to love – many of the songs he offers here. On those islands, he found himself lonesome for the familiar sound of the music he had grown up with, and spent much of his free time playing the guitar, rehearsing the old numbers and picking out the new ones. It was a spare time occupation for him – he had no idea of becoming a singer at that time, and after his discharged, he went to work at many different jobs. Nevertheless, all during that time he still kept playing and singing, and wrote many of the songs himself.

One night he went to see a friend who was appearing at a nightclub, and asked if he could try his hand at public performance. The friend agreed, and, with a borrowed guitar, Marty made his debut. The next day his friend, Frankie Starr, gave him a new guitar, an amplifier, and a job with his group. Soon thereafter Marty signed to record for Columbia Records, and in 1953 he became a member of the famous Grand Ole Opry. From that time forward, his career moved steadily ahead, and with Singing The Blues he emerged as a major star not only in country music but popular music as well, following up with A White Sport Coat and The Story Of My Life, Marty has appeared in movies and television too, and is one of the most sought-after entertainers in the country.

From Billboard - March 3, 1958: Connoisseurs of island melodies have long known that Robbins is a master of this material. Frankly, this package is outstanding. Marty Robbins' performances indicate his craftsmanship, fine phrasing and delivery. Songs include "Sweet Leilani," "My Isle Of Golden Dreams," "Aloha Oe," etc. Robbins' fans will be satisfied and new listeners will be delighted.

Song Of The Islands
Don't Sing Aloha When I Go
Beyond The Reef
Crying Steel Guitar Waltz
My Isle Of Golden Dreams
Now Is The Hour
Sweet Leilani
Down Where The Trade Winds Blow
Island Echoes
Aloha Oe

Italia Mia Robertino


Piccilissima Serenata

Italia Mia
Orchestra Directed by Otto Francker
A Danish Triola Recording

From Billboard - September 7, 1963: Here's a young Italian lad who has done pretty well on the America record scene. A big seller in his native country, Robertino scored this past Christmas season with an album on the top LP chart. This one might also make pop noise in this country generally, but it's bound to be a smash with the Italian-speaking population.

Uno Per Tutte
Come Le Rose
Maria, Mari
Vorrei Ritornare A Te!
La Spagnola
Addio Signora
Piccilissima Serenata
Tango Della Rose
I Ricordi Di Chopin
Terra Straniera
Reginella Campagnola

Being With You - Mystic Moods


Black Satin Lady

Being With You
Mystic Moods
Arranged by Don McGinnis
Produced by Don McGinnis, Bob Corso and Brad Miller
Associate Producer: Roland Kluger, Brussels
Recorded at Morgan Recording Studios, Brussels
EngineerL Alan Ward
Re-Mixed for Stereophonic and Quadraphonic at Western Recorders in Hollywood by Jerry Barnes
Sound Environments Recorded by Brad Miller
Stereodisc and Quadradisc Mastering by JVC Cutting Center, Stan Ricker – Los Angeles
Front Cover Poem by Bob Corso
Special Thanks: Jerry Corbetta, Organ Solo on "It's Feeling Good" (Courtesy of Claridge Records); Clark Torry, Oren Waters, Maxine Willard, Julia Tillman Waters, Gwen Owens, Jerry Cole, Ben Di Tosti, Ray Pizzi, Jimmy Caravan and the 1st Lancing Scout Troop, Sussex, England
A Mobile Fidelity Production
Sound Bird SB7510
A Product Of Sutton/Miller, LTD.

Comin' On
Black Satin Lady
Midnight Stroll
The Morning After
Rollin' In Love
Make Love, Love Me Baby
It's Feeling Good
Do You Know Where You're Going To
No Sad Goodbyes

Greenback Dollar - The Troubadour Singers


Greenback Dollar

Greenback Dollar
The Troubadour Singers
Coronet Records CX-265
Premier Albums, Inc.

Greenback Dollar
Saint's Soul Song
Hey Mister Banjo
Smokey Mountain Summit
Tzena Tzena Tzena
Two-Ten, Six-Eighteen
Hallelujah Little Michael
One Two three
He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
Walk Right In

The Last Month Of The Year - The Kingston Trio


The White Snows Of Winter

The Last Month Of The Year
The Kingston Trio
Produced by Voyle Gilmore
Capitol Records STEREO STK 83722 (Import) ST 1446

Bye Bye Thou Little Tiny Child
The White Snows Of Winter
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
All Through The Night
Goodnight My Baby
Go Where I Send Thee
Follow Now, Oh Shepherds
Sommerset Gloucestershire Wassail
Mary Mild
A Round About Christmas
Sing We Noel
The Last Month Of The Year