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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

One More Sunny Day - Leontine Dupree

You Can Depend On God
One More Sunny Day
Leontine Dupree
Savoy Records
SL-14644
1982

Organ - Larry Roberts
Piano - Louis Ball
Drums - Tony Shelton
Guitar - Willie Rogers
Bass - Rev. Donnie Hardiman
Christ Temple Combined Choir

One More Sunny Day
I'm Saved By What I Believe
I'm Satisfied With Jesus
You Can Depend On God
This Must Be Holly Ground
My Sheep Will Know My Voice
I'm Going To Get Down On My Knees (And Praise The Lord)
The Lord God Giveth, And Taketh Away
Just Pick Up The Phone

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Whole World Is Shakin' That Thing - The Trio

Jungle Blues
The Whole World Is Shakin' That Thing
The Trio
Recorded by Hanf Studios
Recorded live at The University Of Toledo's Music Theatre Building Recital Hall, Wednesday, April 13, 1977
Spittune Records - Toledo, Ohio

Ray Heitger, clarinet, tambourine, slapstick and vocals
Mike Montgomery, piano
Jamie Wright, tuba

From the back cover: Jungle Blues is by Jelly Roll Morton. We listened carefully to Jelly's piano solo version of this tune as recorded by Alan Lomax in 1938 at the Library of Congress. The number is haunting, moreso than most of Morton's music. It's a tune we rehearsed specifically for this album, and the rendition we did at the Recital Hall came out beautifully on the first take. Unfortunately, the tape recorded acted up (as it did on Nobody's Fault) and we had to redo this one in the studio. Even after a five week delay, we still were able to get it in the can the first time.

Shake That Thing
My Gal Sal
Someday Sweetheart
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Railroad Man
Salty Dog
Camp Meeting Blues
Old Fashion Love
Oriental Man
Ho-Hum Housewife Hum-Drum Blues
Jungle Blues

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A Dance Is - Jack Hansen

Yesterday
A Dance Is A Dance Is A Dance
Jack Hensen and His Orchestra
Dance Along Records
DAL-S1322

Friday, August 28, 2015

Prom Date - Stanley Applewaite

Temptation
Prom Date
Stanley Applewaite Orchestra
Design DLP 23
1957

What looks like a budget mood set from the cover is actually a fine big band set that features swinging arrangements and quality engineering.

From the back cover: Born in Sheffordshire in 1925, this young pianist made his professional debut at the local music hall at the tender age of nine. He played piano and recited "The Ballad Of Lower Ipswich," a twenty minute long piece of saccharine prose written by his great uncle Harry Applewaite. The short piano selection was met with enthusiastic response. The long dissertation concerning the problems of a horsecarman in Lower Ipswich was greeted with nothing but a dull lull. At that moment young Stanley decided that music was a far more satisfying life than acting, reciting (certainly a lost art), or even following in his great uncle's footsteps and writing. He is currently conducting the Norton Green Symphonia and has recently signed to score and conduct a new musical movie based on the life of Henry the Eight.

Hawaiian War Chant
Tiger Rag
Temptation
Weepin' Willie
True Blue Lou
I'm Beginning To See The Light
Stompin' At The Savoy
One O'Clock Jump
C-Jam Blues
Take The "A" Train

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Strictly For Dancing

I'm Lucky

Lost In The Rain
Strictly For Dancing
Cover by Louise Gordon
Lyrichord Hi-Fi Sampler LLS-2

The price printed on the back cover: $1.98.

Decent budget small combo Latin set with no artist credit.

Springtime In Rio
Dew From Heaven
I Still Love You
Sambaiana
Luna Rossa
On Your Shoulder
Hello, Dream Girl
Estrellita
I'm Lucky
You're For Me
My Island Song
Brazilian Pavillion
Lost In The Rain
Margarita
Pas Quitter Paquita

In Touch Penumbra - Jerry Grant

Love To Love You
In Touch Penumbra
Arranged and Conducted by Jerry Grant
Produced by Jeff Penning for Place Productions
Hot Steps Records
1976

Nights On Broadway
Feelings
One Of These Nights
Annie's Song
Love To Love You
Who Loves You
Lady Marmalade
Something Better To Do
Love Will Keep Us Together
At Seventeen

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Dance 'til Dawn - Larry Green

Carioca
Dance 'til Dawn
Larry Green And His Orchestra
Designed for Dancing/one of a series
Cover photo by David B. Hecht
RCA Camden CAL-334

Time On My Hands
Tea For Two
Carioca
Sometimes I'm Happy
I Want To Be Happy
More Than You Know
It's A Big Wide Wonderful World
Bewitched
I'll Get By
Almost Like Being In Love
Heather On The Hill
Near Your

Friday, August 21, 2015

Summer Wind

Canadian Sunset
Summer Wind
The Columbia Musical Treasuries Orchestra And Chorus
Columbia Record Club
1967

California Dreamin'
I Will Wait For You
Summer Wind
A Man And A Woman
Unforgettable
Daydream
What The World Needs Now Is Love
Music To Watch Girls By
Love Me With All Your Heart
The More I See You
Go Away Little Girl
Canadian Sunset

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sweet Beat - Caterina Valente

We Can Work It Out
Sweet Beat
Caterina Valente
London PS 536
1968

From the back cover: A trait of a great artist is versatility; and Caterina Valente is one of the most versatile performers of our time. Italian, French, Spanish and English are second nature to her, her repertoire of music knows no limit.

We Can Work It Out
You've Got Your Troubles
Music To Watch Girls By
Ol' Man River
San Francisco
Blueberry Hill
Don't Sleep In The Subway
C'est Si Bon
Waterloo Sunset
Terrible Feeling
I Dig Rock And Roll Music
Happy Together

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Dynamic Dimensions - Henri Rene

Punctuated Performance
Dynamic Dimensions
Henri Rene And His Orchestra
Produced By Herman Diaz, Jr.
Stereo Action - The Sound Your Eyes Can Follow
RCA LSA-2396
1961

Traditional solid late 50s sounding mood from Rene augmented with ping-pong effects borrowed from stereo effects inventions by Enoch Light (Command). Additionally, there are a number of more creative tracks on the set and, by-way-of-sample, the cool tune featuring a driving bass line, Punctuated Performance.

From the inside sleeve: Not only is this the first Stereo Action album for Henri Rene, but it is also the first Stereo Action project recorded in RCA Victor's newest and most up-to-date recording studio: Studio C in New York City. This is truly a Stereo Action studio in the most literal sense. Certainly, no recording studio in the world can more fully handle the technical needs of RCA's new sound-in-motion recording technique. Right at his finger tips, engineer Bob Simpson has full control of a massive three-track mixing panel, containing twelve microphone inputs that can be switched into any channel of the Ampex 300-3 three channel tape recorders at will. An additional fourth channel is incorporated into the mixing console to handle the unique sound-in-motion, moving pickup of Stereo Action. "C" can accommodate, within its physical environment, any spatial requirement call for by the arranger.

My Blue Heaven
Sweet Sue – Just You
Me And My Shadow
Temptation Rag
Manhattan Idyl
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Tea For Two
Dizzy Fingers
Punctuated Performace
Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
Time On My Hands
Swanee River