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Thursday, November 4, 2010

The 20th Century Strings Vol. 1 - Hugo Montenegro

The 20th Century Strings
Volume 1
Arranged And Conducted By Hugo Montenegro
20th Fox SFX 3018

I love much of Montenegro's work, especially his ground breaking work with the Moog. This record pre-dates that period. The music starts off slow, or easy, but works into a nice "60s" light groove which seems to be somewhat ahead of the trend.

Flamingo, the second track on the B side is especially nice, even though it lacks the "light pop" vibe found on the rest of the LP.

One interesting note about the copy I found. Inside the jacket, in a separate sleeve, was a Salesmen's Demonstration Record. This record, complied with a sampling of current recordings, would have been used by a representative of Fox to market records some fashion. Somehow, the record seems like it spent its life in this jacket. Anyway, a neat find.

1 comment:

  1. Oh how fun to find the demonstration record!! I love little surprises like that!


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