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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Provocative Percussion Vol. III

Far Away Places
Provocative Percussion Vol. III
Enoch Light And The Light Brigade
Command Records
D 293008
1961

This is the third release in the Command Provocative Percussion series and a record that is full of that early 60s "light-pop" sound that Light pioneered. Light blended big band with his invention of "ping-pong percussion" and added a sense of humor that branded his version of "light-pop".

Pagan Love Song is a bit "retro- exotica" for the album. Another fine and inventive retro-exotica-type track title is Far Away Places.

Light Brigade band members include Doc Severinsen, Urbie Green, Phil Kraus and Tony Mottola

Curiously, on the front and back cover of my copy a sticker was applied to cover the printed catalog number. The record label is marked GEMA BIEM.

Easy To Love
April In Portugal
The Continental
Pagan Love Song
Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive
El Relicario
Far Away Places
Let's Do It
Theme For Exodus
Adios Muchachos
Provocative Percussion
Old Devil Moon

4 comments:

  1. I think GEMA BIEM covers all of Europe, so this may just be a Euro pressing. I got a copy of volume 2 the other week. Gotta love the Light.

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  2. funkin' fantastic, this. you're on a roll! would this be a jeux sans frontières game, you'd surely get 10 points out of 10 from me! (belgium, on the other hand, would receive no points at all, as was custom in those days :-))

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    1. Thanks! Even for Light, there are a few tunes on this LP that go beyond the expected.

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