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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Ronnie Aldrich And His Two Pianos

Good Morning Starshine
Ronnie Aldrich And His Two Pianos
The London Festival Orchestra
Destination
London SP 44135
1969

Groovy dreamy cover with groovy on the outside and dreamy light pop covers on the inside.

Bachelor pad and lime green leisure suits.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Persuasive Percussion Volume 4

Oh Lady Be Good
Persuasive Percussion Volume 4
Enoch Light and The Command All Stars
Command Records RS 830 SD
Originated and Produced by Enoch Light 1961

This cover was designed By Charles E. Murphy.

Another nice LP that repeats the blend of jazz and 60s flavored easy listening pop found on Volume 3. Once again, we hear the crystal clear Command Label sound (Recording Chief Robert Fine).

Monday, March 29, 2010

Persuasive Percussion Volume 3

Bingo Bango Bongo Baby
Persuasive Percussion Volume 3
The Command All Stars
Originated and Produced by Enoch Light
Associate Producer: Julie Klages
Recording Chief: Robert Fine
Mastering George Piros
Cover by Josef Albers
Grand Award Publishing Co. Inc. New York, N.Y.
RS 33-817
1960

The Command All-Stars

Doc Severinsen
Bob Haggart
Phil Bodner
Romeo Pence
Cliff Leeman
Sol Gubin
Dominic Cortese
Mel Davis
Bobby Byrne
Moe Wechsler
Ezelle Watson
Bernie Glow
Artie Marotti
Al Cassamenti
Willie Rodriguez
Stanley Webb
Tony Mottola

From Billboard - December 6, 1960: This album, Volume III in the best selling "Persuasive Percussion" series, looks like another winner. Once again Enoch Light has turned out a bright, breezy, tasteful and musical percussion set, featuring The Command All Stars, which shows off clean, and well-nigh perfect recording. The tunes include "Moments To Remember," " All The Way," "One For My Baby" and "Kashmiri Song." The arrangements are both spectacular and at the same time delightfully subtle. Fine wax.

Moments To Remember
All The Way
Theme From Polovetzian Dances
Perdido
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Hawaiian War Chant
One For My Baby
Kashmiri Song
When Your Lover Has Gone
Bingo Bingo Bongo Baby
Autumn In New York
Don't Worry 'Bout Me

Persuasive Percussion Volume 1

Tabu
Persuasive Percussion
Enoch Light
Originated And Produced By Enoch Light
Terry Snyder and The All Stars
Command RS 800 S.D.
1959 Award Publishing Corporation

This is the first volume in the Persuasive Percussion series and the first Command gatefold jacket featuring cover art design by Josef Albers.

The cover design is by Josef Albers.

I'm In The Mood
Whatever Lola Wants
Misirlou
I Surrender Dear
Orchids In The Moonlight
I Love Paris
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
Tabu
The Breeze And I
Aloha Oe
Japanese Sandman
Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing

Ellis In Wonderland

You're My Girl
Ellis In Wonderland
Ray Ellis and His Orchestra
Columbia CL 933
1957

From the back cover: ...he (Ellis) has arranged music for many other conductors, and has performed the same chore, as well as conducting, for such varying entertainers as The Four Lads, Mahalia Jackson, Guy Mitchell, Cathy Johnson, And the DeJohn Sisters, among others, on some of their best-selling records. Here he is on his own, for the first time, in a richly rewarding collection of his distinctive inventions.

From Billboard - September 9, 1957: Smooth treatments by top-flight orkster, Ellis, provide easy listening. A variety of tempos, Latin, slow, lush settings with chorus, and others with danceable beat, can appeal to teens and mature buyers.

You Are Never Far Away From Me
How About You
For All We Know
When I Fall In Love
36-26-26
Alone Together
Milk And Honey
P.S. I Love You
Love Is A Simple Thing
You're My Girl
Poor Butterfly
Trust Me

Earl Bostic Plays Sweet Tunes Of The Fantastic 50s

Canadian Sunset
Earl Bostic Plays Sweet Tunes Of The Fantastic 50s
King Records 602, 1959

Terrific cover art of an X-15 illustrated by L. Paleno. The X-15 was one of the America's cutting edge craft that led us into the space age. There is a newspaper clipping on the rear jacket that describes the craft.