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Monday, June 13, 2011

I'm In The Mood - The Silver Strings

Perez Prado's Big Band Sounds
Played By Dave Pell's Big Band
P.R.I. Records 3006

This album is available by purchase/download so I will not be posting a sample.

Tops, a budget label launched this subsidiary label in 1960 and this record was one of the nine introductory releases. Records were priced at $1.98. If I'm reading the Billboard article correctly, the titles are all Dave Pell Plays (tributes) to the likes of Harry James, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Lawrence Welk, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Mantovani and The Dorsey Brothers.

The music is good (not wild) Latin done up big band with a slight space age flare. The online download doesn't feature the original cover art and of course, you only get the nifty translucent vinyl... if you buy the vinyl.

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