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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Rendezvous With Nilla - Nilla Pizzi

Ondamarina
Rendezvous With Nilla
Nilla Pizzi
RCA Victor LPM-1534
1957

From the back cover: Italy's contribution to the popular singing field, Nilla Pizzi, offers her third straight smash-hit album in Rendezvous With Nilla. The throaty songbird clicked previously on Queen Of Italian Song (LPM-1143 and Love Me If You Want To (LPM-1378). Nilla's brand-new album contains twelve popular Italian song, none of which are represented in her preceding album disc.

Nilla's initial success came during World War II when she entertained at soldier shows in Italy. She later toured Europe and the Middle East and scored heavily with her audiences. The recipient of many singing awards, Nilla is proudest of her "Silver Mask," which is the equivalent of an "Oscar" for Italian singers.

Lately Nilla has been charming listeners in South America. She has built up a tremendous following there aided by personal appearances. – Paul A Votano

La Cosa più bella
Corde della mia chitarra
Cancello tra le rose
Un Filo di speranza
Casetta in Canada
Ondamarina
Usignuolo
Il nostro si
Il Primo Bacio al chair di luna
Fiori dall'Italia
Guaglione
Che me mparato a'ffa

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

14 Canonazos Bailables Vol. 7

Doningo Por La Mañana
14 Canonazos Bailables
Discos Fuentes - Medellin, Columbia
200407

Peppy compilation featuring a number of fun space age flavored tracks.

Hace un Mes - LOS CORRALEROS DEL MAJAGUAL
Domingo por la Mañana - HUGO BLANCO
Los Sabanales - LOS CORRALEROS DEL MAJAGUAL
La Palomita - LOS TEENAGERS
La Yerbita - LOS CORRALEROS DEL MAJAGUAL
Pie Peluo - PEDRO LAZA Y SUS PELAYEROS
El Martillo - LOS TEEN AGERS
La Chispita - HUGO BLANCO
El Tamarindo - LOS CORRALEROS DEL MAJAGUAL
El Pompo de las Vocales - LOS GOLDEN BOYS
Cumbia Saramuya - LOS CORRALEROS DEL MAJAGUAL
La Pata Pela - LOS TEEN AGERS
La Burrita de Eliseo - LOS CORRALEROS DEL MAJAGUA
La Pata Pelá - LOS TEEN AGERS

Street Scene - Jay White

Harlem Nocturne
Street Scene
Jay White
Somerset P-7200

Laura fixation and the sad passing of Freddy Gardner aside… this album features mood pieces that work to live up to the vibe set by the intriguing cover art.

From the back cover: Jay White's rendition of "Laura" was perviously release on a 78 rpm record back to back as part 1 and part 2.

This single record by Jay created a tremendous demand for more sides in LP form.

It may be of interest to make mention of the fact that "Laura" was recorded using only on telefunken 201 microphone suspended over the band. We feel the result was not only that of great balanced recording, but also a very interesting study of room conditions in recording. The dynamic brilliance of each section in the band certainly gives credit to Morty Crafts great arrangement of "Laura".

Jay is recognized as one of the leading Alto men in the country. His tone and control may be compared to that of Freddy Gardner – famed British Saxophonist who passed away a few years ago.


Laura – Part I
Laura – Part II
On The Trail
Tosselli's Serenade
Claire De Lune
Deep Purple
Street Scene
Harlem Nocturne
Estrellita
Over The Rainbow
Paris In The Spring
Sleepy Lagoon

Smooth As Silk - Wayne King

Lonely Acres
Smooth As Silk
Wayne King And His Orchestra
Decca Records DL 8353

Just add kittens and BAM… you've got an album cover with kittens on it.

From the back cover: Radio broadcasting made the Wayne King organization famous: the Wayne King program was voted the air-waves' Number One musical show for seven straight years. The band appeared in night clubs, auditoriums, and the finest hotels in the country. From radio to records to television was only a matter of time – the Wayne King Television Show became an instant hit. Honors of various sorts were awarded by the Chicago Federation of Advertising Clubs, by TV Forecast, and other media. The Wayne King orchestra was among the musical organizations chosen to play at President Eisenhower's inaugural ball.

Moonlight Melody
Make Believe
Alt Wien
Moon Love
Poor Butterfly
Anniversary Song
Rose
Tenderly
Lonely Acres
Trees
Blue Danube
I Love You Truly

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ritmo Loco

Por Mi Lloraras
 
Ritmo Loco
con Los Chucos y Chu Jimenez
Viking VKS 4401

This obscure Latin press plays through with a rustic/enthusiastic sound.

Boogie Mambo
Chachita Miranda
El Pastelero
Mambo De Gienpie
Porre AlmaEl Nuevo Estilo
Cuatro Semanas
Por Mi Lloraras
Oigame Compadre
Todos Somos Iguales

Tuya en Septiembre - Trio Los Murcianos

Tuyo en Septiembre
Tuya en Septiembre
Trio Los Murcianos
Paquitin Soto, Maximo Torres & Nieves Garcia
Rumba Records LPR-55569
Manufactured and Distributed in the United States by Met-Richmond Records Sales, Inc. - Brooklyn, N.Y.

Excellent guitar work is the highlight on this release.

Tuyo En Septiember
Olas Y Arena
La Llave
Unica
Ando Buscando Un Carino
Ven
Esclavo Y Amo
Peselle A Quien Le Pese
Todo Al Reves
Todo Al Reves
Haciendo Una Cancion

Monday, April 21, 2014

Cha Cha Cha - Cuban Cha Cha Orchestra

Cha Cha Margot
Cha Cha Cha
Cuban Cha Cha Orchestra And Singers
Halo 50274

Enjoy inventive Cha Cha sample from this nice vintage Halo budget disc.

Sweet And Gentle
Cojele Bien El Compas
Beso De Tu Boca
Yo Sabia
Sweetheart Cha Cha Cha
Cha Cha Margot
El Cha Cha Cha De Los Carinosos
Cha Cha Piel Cabela
Naufragio
La Verdadero
Ahora Si Tengo Amor

Like Blue - Andre Previn & David Rose

Born To Be Blue
Like Blue
Andre Previn & David Rose
MGM SE3811
1960

Theme album featuring sophisticated cover art and subdued mood/lounge/jazz treatments.

Unlikely tidbit from the back cover: Unlikely though it seems, Rose would have really preferred to become a railroad engineer. He has turned his early desire into a rather large hobby. He has one of the most complete and detailed collections of miniature live steam engines. His miniature railroad track encircles his one-acre Sherman Oaks estate. He has built or bought three engines, and he has a complete shop for repairs and construction of parts.

You And The Blues
The Blue Room
Serenade In Blue
Blue Monday
Blue Again
Black And Blue
Like Blue
Little Girl Blue
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
The Blue Subterranean
Blue Turning Grey Over You
Born To Be Blue

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Varese / Ameriques - Milhaud L'homme et son désir

Pacific 231
Varese / Ameriques
Milhaud L'homme et son désir
The Utah Symphony Orchestra
Maurice Abravanel, Conductor
Vocalists: Blanche Christensen and Myrene Nixon - soprano, Ronald Christensen, tenor and Pym Chartrand - bass
Vanguard - Everyman Classics SRV-274 SD
1966

From the back cover: Pacific 231 is described as a "Mouvement Symphonique" – the first of three Honegger wrote (the second is Rugby, the third has no title). It was composed in 1923 and first performed on May 8, 1924, at the Paris Opera, under the direction of Serge Koussevitzky.

Questioned as to the purpose of his, Pacific 231, Honegger expressed a "passion for locomotives." His piece was not planned for direct imitation, but to state in musical terms "a visual impression and physical enjoyment." Pacific 231 is not concerned with a locomotive in its static grandeur, but with the dramatic drive of a machine in motion.

The Enchanted Organ

Feelings
Theme From Charlie's Angels
The Enchanted Organ
Enchanted Music Series
Pickwick SPC-3578
1977

From the back cover: For some time now we have wanted to produce a series of albums for those people who love the gentle sound… the music we can only find on Good Music and FM Stations and seldom in the record stores...

Evergreen
Nadia's Theme
Feelings
What I Did For Love
I Write The Songs
Misty Blue
Torn Between Two Lovers
After The Lovin'
You And Me Against The World
Theme From Charlie's Angels