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Friday, April 12, 2013

The Wonderful Ones

It's A Most Unusual Day
After You've Gone
The Wonderful Ones
Zenith Presents The Thrilling World Of Stereo
Andre Previn, Art Van Damme, Frank Devol and Jerry Vale
Collector's Item
Columbia Special Products CSP 145

Here's another one in a series of LPs that may have been handed, as a freebie, to folks who purchased a Zenith player.

The tracks play through as listed on the cover.

This is a a fine set of space age tunes including an unusual cover of Diane by Frank Devol. All of the Devol tracks are unusual choral numbers.

1 comment:

  1. De Vol was also an actor specializing in deadpan comic characters, especially as bandleader Happy Kyne on the 1970s talk show parodies Fernwood 2 Night and America 2-Night.

    He also appeared in TV series I'm Dickens, He's Fenster, I Dream of Jeannie, Gidget, Bonanza, Petticoat Junction, Mickey starring Mickey Rooney, The Brady Bunch, Get Smart (at least 2 appearances as Prof. Carleton), and The Jeffersons.

    De Vol had also comic roles as Chief Eaglewood, the head of the Thundercloud Boys' Camp in The Parent Trap, and as the onscreen narrator in Jerry Lewis's 1967 comedy film The Big Mouth.

    De Vol also appeared as a Bandleader in the last season of My Three Sons, in addition to writing the theme music and serving as in-house composer for most of the show's twelve seasons. He also scored most episodes of Family Affair, including many of the same incidental music cues as My Three Sons.

    De Vol preferred to be credited as "Frank De Vol" for his acting appearances, and as "De Vol" for his musical work.


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