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Monday, September 26, 2011

The Lure Of The Blue Mediterranean - Alex Stordahl And His Orchestra

A Night In Tunisia
The Lure Of The Blue Mediterranean
Alex Stordahl And His Orchestra
Decca Records - DL 9073
1960

Marketed in a January 4, 1960 Billboard advertisement by Decca as a "travel and historical" package.

The jacket is lavish gate-fold affair featuring a die-cut cover which allows a color photo on the first page of an 11 page insert to peak through. Copy is written by Horace Stutton, travel editor for The Saturday Review.

Alex Stordahl, who passed away in 1963 was best known for his work with Frank Sinatra. From Stordahl's wiki page: With sophisticated orchestrations, Stordahl is credited with helping to bring pop arranging in the modern age.

Over-all, this is pleasant easy listening record that plays it a "safe" for the time period if you compare the LP to what Denny, Lyman and others were doing. You will find several space age tracks to enjoy titled Tunis and A Night In Tunisia.

2 comments:

  1. hello music is not running.
    I can't play it.
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  2. Hello! This happens from time to time with Divshare file server. I don't know why... check back later. Take care! Mark

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