Recording Director: Hal Mooney
Engineer: Phil Ramone
Mercury SR 60956 & PPS 6011
Guitarists on the album include: George Barnes, Don Arnone, Allen Halon, Everett Barksdale, Al Caiola, Al Casamenti, Art Ryerson, Barry Galbraith and Carl Kress
George Barnes made the first recording of an electric guitar in 1938 with Big Bill Broonzy.
Barnes did not receive national acclaim until he recorded an album called Two Guitars with Carl Kress (who is credited on this album).
This album features the "light-pop" sound that you typically hear from an Enoch Light project from this period and excellent Mercury engineering.
I found this same album with two different cover designs, the second example is a substantial book-fold (PPS 6011) which was released in 1961.
Billboard review for the 1961 release: Another in the new Mercury Perfect Presence sound series, this admittable set features the great guitaring of George Barnes, abetted by an ensemble of melody guitars, with assorted percussion instruments. Things are largely keyed to a Latin beat, which lends an admirable showcasing for the percussion elements. Tunes include "Tequila," "Anna" and "Lady In Red." Excellent sound with an eye-catching, tastefully done cover of three latin dolls. Classy merchandise.
When Yuba Plays The Rumba On The Tuba
Bim Bam Boom
Lady In Red
Anna (El Negro Zum Bon)
Orchids In The Moonlight