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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Music For Bang Baaroom And Harp

Music For Baaroom And Harp
Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble
RCA Victor LSP-1866

The photo above was scanned off the back cover. Look at the engineering set up RCA did to record this album! They jumped heavy into exotica with this project. The form, "exotica" broke on the scene just about a year earlier with Martin Denny's release of "Exotica".

The problem with this album is that song selection ping pongs between really cool tracks, by way of example on side one, Baja and April In Paris and Nation Emblem March and Ding Dong Polka (which are annoyingly light for me). I couldn't get into the album as a whole due to these mood contrasts.

I read one online review in which the reviewer "liked" all of the songs with the exception of Typee, the one song on this LP that really grabbed me as exceptional.

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