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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Around The World In Percussion

Around The World In Percussion
Romantic Sounds From Romantic Places
With Irv Cottler and Hollywood's Leading Percussionists
Somerset SF-13900

Somerset made a few great albums. This project featured Irv Cottler, who was considered an outstanding studio musician who played on Frank Sinatra's Capitol albums of the late 50s and 60s. This is the only solo album Cottler made. Read more on

The album features an impressive list of exotica favorites: Miserlou, On A Little Street In Singapore, Moon Of Manakoora, Sorrento And Santa-Lucia, Ritual Fire Dance, Oriental, Caravan, Under The Paris Skies, Arab Dance, Espana Cani, Baubles, Bangles And Beads, Song Of India.

There are several, in my opinion, standout tunes that go beyond very good covers into a bit more experimental territory. One of those tunes is Caravan.

Highly recommended!


  1. That's awesome! I, too, love Caravan! I wonder how many versions of it have been recorded! I bet more, even, than I Should Have Been Crucified!

  2. Check out this list of Caravan recordings!

  3. THANK YOU for that! I have bookmarked it for future reference!! WOW!!


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