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Friday, February 18, 2011

Naked City - Jack Costanzo

African Waltz (Mono)
Theme From A Summer Place (stereo)
Naked City
Jack Costanzo and his Orchestra
Liberty LRP 3195 (monaural)
LST 7195 (stereo)

August 21, 1961 edition of Billboard gave this Costanzo release a 4 star rating calling the album "Fine jockey wax."

Costanzo's nickname, according to his wiki page, is Mr. Bongo. Born 1922, he may still in fact be working as I post this information. He toured with Stan Kenton and played with Nat King Cole.

Terrific, driving Latin beat big band pop covers of some of your favorite period tunes.

Theme From Route 66
Duel In The Sun
Baubles, Bangles & Beads
Mr. Lucky
African Waltz
Naked City Theme
Theme From A Summer Place
The Third Man Theme
Theme From Carnival
Theme From The Untouchables
Peter Gunn


  1. That is so fabulous!! I'm sure I have a Mr Bongo record somewhere...I'll have to search it out!



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