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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Magic Party - Sanford The Great

 

Magic Party
A Tickling Treat Of Tricks
Magical Merriment For You Next Party!
Performed by "Sandford The Great" - Famous TV Magician
A Magic Party Record
Keane Records - Hollywood, California
MR-2

Magic Fun! - Sanford The Great

 

Magic Fun!
Tricks & Treats... For One, Or A Party!
A Jubilee Of Jollities Performed By "Sanford The Great"
Keane Records - Hollywood 27, California
MR-1

While You Were Away - Eric Rogers

 

I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo 

While You Were Away
The Eric Rogers Chorus And Orchestra
Photo: Ron Hafter
Richmond Stereo S 30068
A Product Of London Records 

Paper Doll 
The White Cliffs Of Dover
Chattanooga Choo Choo
I'll Get By
Elmer's Tune
Deep In The Heart Of Texas
you are my sunshine
I Don't Want To Walk Without You
I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo
As Time Goes By
The Last Time I Saw Paris
I Left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Soft Lights And Sweet Music - Lew White

Say It Isn't So


Soft Lights And Sweet Music
Lew White At The Organ
MGM E3261
1956

From the back cover: Whether you know it or not, you've heard the musical magic of Lew White again and again. As one of radio's busiest musician's Lew made the transition to TV as well easily. Millions of radio listeners relied upon him to introduce their favorite programs – shows like "Grand Central Station" and "Portia Faces Of Life" and "Inner Sanctum" – with appropriate music. And, White backgrounds have been heard on many an important video program.

The job of providing music for every occasion took Lew White from the concert stage to the studio by way of motion picture theatre throughout the country. After completing his studies of the piano, Lew became accompanist for the famous 'cellist, Hans Kindler, and later turned to popular music as a soloist in many of the country's leading hotels and theaters. His career as an organist began when he furnished music for silent pictures, and in 1927 joined the Roxy Gang as chief organist of the Roxy Theatre in New York City. As a member of the Roxy Gang, Lew became nationally known to theatre and motion picture audiences, and – with the advent of radio – Lew's ability to produce just the right song of background theme for every mood prompted him to devote his talent almost solely to broadcasting.

From Billboard - January 28, 1956: Whether many customers recognize Lew White's name or not, there is not likely to be one who has not heard him play many times as one of the most active providers of background music on radio and TV. The veteran organist has come up with a shrewdly programmed handsomely arranged set of romantic standards ("Deep Purple," "Sleepy Lagoon," etc.) that makes for an enjoyable hour of listening. Interest is kept high by spotlighting solo piano, trumpet, sax, guitar and so on, one after the other, against White's songful organ obbligato.

Soft Lights And Sweet Music
Sleepy Lagoon
Love Walked In
Say It Isn't So
Someday I'll Find You
One Love
Deep Purple
Love Will Find A Wa
I'll Follow My Secret Heart
Among My Souvenirs
Zigeuner
Make Believe


 

Porter - Berlin Favortries - Al Sack

 

What Is This Thing Called Love

Cole Porter - Irving Berlin Favorites
Al Sack Concert Orchestra
Jay Wilbur String Orchestra
Tops L1506-149
1957

Cole Porter

Easy To Love
Night & Day
Begin The Beguine
What Is This Thing Called Love
In The Still Of The Night
I Get A Kick Out Of You

Irving Berlin

Blue Skies
They Say It's Wonderful
Piccolino
How Deep Is The Ocean
Cheek To Cheek
Doin' What Comes Naturally

Hummm And Strum Along With Chet Atkins

 

John Henry

Hummm And Strum Along With Chet Atkins
Complete With Song Book
Produced by Chet Atkins
Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, February 1, 3 and 5, 1959
Recording Engineer: Bob Farris
RCA Victor LSP-2025

In The Good Old Summertime
Beautiful Brown Eyes
The Prisoner's Song
Titanic
Tennessee Waltz
Sweet Bunch Of Daisies 
John Henry
Birmingham Jail
Music! Music! Music!
Cold, Cold Heart
Bill Bailey
Goodnight Irene




Songs Of The West - The Norman Luboff Choir

 

Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie

Songs Of The West
The Norman Luboff Choir
Columbia Records CL 657
1955

Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie
The Old Chisholm Trail
Red River Valley
Whoopie Ti Yi Yo
Doney Gal
Tumbling Tumbleweeds
Poor Lonesome Cowboy
Colorado Trail
I Ride An Old Paint
Night Herding Song
Cool Water
Streets Of Laredo
Home On The Range

Monday, November 23, 2020

Flower Drum Song - Andre Kostelanetz

 

I Am Going To Like It Here

Rodgers And Hammerstein's
Flower Drum Song
Andre Kostelanetz
Columbia CS 8095
1959

Grant Avenue 
Sunday
You Are Beautiful
I Enjoy Being A Girl
I Am Going To Like It Here
Fan Tan Fannie
Chop Suey
Love, Look Away
Like A God
Don't Marry Me
A Hundred Million Miracles And Reprise: Sunday

Earl After Dark - Earl Grant

 

Mountain High, Valley Low

Earl After Dark
Earl Grant
Organ Instrumentals With A Beat
Decca Records DL 4188
1962

From Billboard - April 14, 1962: Another fine instrumental album from Earl Grant. The organist fits beautifully into the "sweet-with-a-beat" pattern on this set. The slow ballads are played with strong feeling and with a simple affection for the melody of the standards included. The album is tops for adult dance programming and easy listening formats. Among the better tracks are "Moonlight In Vermont," "Mood Indigo," "Get Of Of Town," "All The Way."

Moonlight In Vermont
All The Way
Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You
Mountain High, Valley Low
Moon Indigo
Old Devil Moon
Bali Ha'i
Get Out Of Town
Then I'll Be Tired Of You
A Hundred Years From Today
On The Street Where You Live
Robbin's Nest



Polka Carnival - Al 'Cocoa' Czelusniak

 

Rainfell Polka (Vocal Al Cocoa)

Polka Carnival 
Al 'Cocoa' Czelusniak 
And His Gaytime Orchestra
Rex Records LP 670

Evening Shadows Polka
Fun House Polka
Beer Garden Oberek (Vocal Al Cocoa)
Roller Coaster Polka
Rainfell Polka (Vocal Al Cocoa)
Clamshell Oberek
Little Diane Polka
Angel Wings Polks (Vocal Al Cocoa)
Midway Oberek
Bobsled Polka
Tea Cup Oberek
Riverboat Polka