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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Goldfinger - Ray Martin And His Orchestra

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Goldfinger And Other Music From James Bond Thrillers
Ray Martin And His Orchestra
Produced by Ethel Gabriel
Engineer: Bob Simpson
RCA Camden
CAL(S)-913
1963

Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City

If you enjoy 60s spy/secret agent sets, you will likely consider this to be one of the best efforts by any arranger of the time. I place this set on the same level as Neal Hefti's two "Batman" albums, my favored "high art" space age recordings.

From the back cover: Ray Martin relates perfectly to our British-based boulevardier. He migrated to England from Austria in 1938, enlisted in the British Army and saw enough of intrigue and spy stuff to have a winking empathy for what goes on with Ian Flemming's character. He has been Staff Conductor at B.B.C., scored films and written song hits like Blue Violins. In 1946 he became a naturalized British subject and has been living in the United States since 1957.

Goldfinger
The James Bond Theme
Under The Mango Tree
From Russia With Love
Bond's Lament
007
Girl Trouble
Honey's Theme
Jamaica Jump
Galore's Theme

4 comments:

  1. This is epic! It's the kiss of death, from Mister Goldfinger!

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  2. That is just an outstanding score! I would love to find a copy of this!! GREAT cover!

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  3. tink...You can get a copy here :)

    http://distantearthling.blogspot.com/2011/01/ray-martin-goldfinger-other-music-from.html

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