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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Music To Break Any Mood - Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble

Caravan
Music To Break Any Mood
Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble
RCA LPM-2125
1960

From the back cover: This record is for people who are: (check one or more) - Too happy. Too sad. Too romantic. Too Platonic. Too Stimulated. Too Tranquilized. Too Much.

All I can say is this album is too good. In fact, I think this cover of Caravan could, debatably, be my favorite. The vibe is exotica and jazzy and very much holds it's own when compared to Denny and Lyman's stuff of the period.

The cover art is also too good. You have to love that Schory posed for the shot. From the back cover: ...and the man in the leopard skin is a fraud. We had to use a much heftier fellow and no one with glasses would dare stand that close.

1 comment:

  1. Right on. Just the title got me. If it ain't broke, BREAK IT!!! I got here via The Near Sighted Monkey. Thanks for sharing.

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