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Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Beat Goes On - Living Percussion

Jungle Fantasy
The Beat Goes On
Living Percussion
Camden RCA CAS-2255

Why is this... sort of "budget" record... so amazing? Well, the "Living" series album producer, Ethel Gabriel teamed up some of the 60s best mood music/session artists to produce a number of excellent easy listening pop concepts. On closer inspection, if you read the jacket notes, you'll find that Dick Hyman (on loan from Command) arranged the pieces and Phil Kraus, one of the most creative studio percussionists of the period conducted the set.

Good stuff.

Quiet Village
Green Tambourine
White Silver Sands
Me. The Peaceful Heart
The Beat Goes On
Jungle Fantasy
Air Mail Special
Soul Coaxing
Step To The Rear


  1. If posible. I would realy like to hear their version of Soal Coaxing.

    Great blog Mark!

  2. Your blog rocks, man!!! I'm still missing if there is a chance to download the full album, anywhere. I mean, I'm hooked.

    1. Thank you, but I very seldom post full albums, only samples, for a variety of reasons. I know this drives some folks nuts. Sorry.


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