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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Tahitian Percussion

Yarbon
Tahitian Percussion
The Tahitian Percussionists and Exotic Voices
AL-FI C 4075

Friday, April 9, 2010

Persuasive Percussion Volumes 1,2,3,4

Enoch Light
Command Record
Persuasive Percussion Series

I've posted each album individually with a sample. You can link to those pages by clicking the links below the images.

Persuasive Percussion Volume 2

Out Of Nowhere
Persuasive Percussion
Volume 2
Terry Snyder and The All Stars
Command Records SMAS 90111
Produced By Enoch Light
Art Director Charles E. Murphy
Cover Art by Barbara Jean Brown
1959

Another great cover and LP from Command.

Command was known for releasing product with terrific abstract minimalist cover art as well as product with superb engineering. It is always a delight to listen to a Command Record. The audio is amazingly sharp.

Yellow Bird - Arthur Lyman

Yellow Bird
Arthur Lyman
HIFI RECORDS, INC
L-1004
1960/61

The first copy of this alum I found came with a yellow label. I wasn't happy with the quality of that record so I purchased another copy (bad description of condition by seller). This copy sported a red label and the jacket was a gate fold. I've posted scans of the gate fold.

Apparently, HIFI was sold to Everest Records around 1965 and the Life Series Label was changed to yellow. This record was reissued in a jacket that looked exactly the same, except with word "STEREO" was added to the top of the back jacket and cover was printed without a gate fold.

Dates of reissue would have to be after 1965, although I can't pin point the date.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Guatemalan Marimbas

La Calle Del Sol
Guatemalan Marimbas
Maderas De Mi Terra Orchestra Of Guatemala City Directed By Higinio Ovalle Bethancourt
Capitol Records T10170
1958