Search Manic Mark's Blog

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Electrifying Guitar Of Walter Raim

Love Is For The Very Young
The Electrifying Guitar Of Walter Raim
Mercury Records MG 21021
1965

Splendid! Raim creatively blends mood, space age pop and jazz. His inventive arrangements are guaranteed to keep you engaged. Superior stuff!

From the back cover: Walter, at 29 years old, is one of the most formidably accomplished guitarists around. He was born in Bronx, New York and attended high school and City College there, obtaining a Master's Degree in instrumental music from Columbia University. Walter started his music career as leader of his own quartet, working the club areas of New York and Los Angeles

Walter is known widely for his significant, influential work in the folk music field as performer, annotator, arranger and musical director. He served as assistant conductor and first accompanist for the Belafonte Singers for two years. Walter's ever-widening musical horizons have increasingly led him into broader areas of musical expression. He plays electric and classical guitar, celeste, and piano as well. He met Bobby Scott, pianist and Mercury A & R director, when he was working on an album for Bobby Darin on which Bobby Scott played piano. That meeting led to a rewarding friendship between the two inventive musicians.

Walter's talents are not limited to the musical field as he is also an expert skier and tennis player. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the islands and Canada.


Session musicians include: Russ Sakakus - bass, Alvin Rogers - drums, Hank Jones - piano, Don Elliot - vibes and percussion, Phil Kraus - vibes and percussion and Bobby Scott - piano.

And I Love Her
La Ronde
The Teacher
Toys In The Attic
Love Is For The Very Young
Durango
There's Music
I Will Wait For You
Theme From The Amourous Adventures Of Moll Flanders
Breakfast At Tiffany's
A Love Like This
Amen

1 comment:

  1. Very hard to find LO

    Greetings Albert

    ReplyDelete

Howdy! Thanks for leaving your thoughts!