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Friday, June 21, 2013

New Kick! - The New Christy Minstrels

I Want To Hold Your Hand (from the mono press)
New Kick!
The New Christy Minstrels
Sing The Hits Of Today & Tomorrow
Arranged and Directed by Bob Alcivar
Columbia CS 9342 & CL 2542

My jaw just hit the floor...

This is another one of those crazy albums released by an choral group that features "rock/pop" covers. A series of albums produced by The Ray Bloch Singers comes to mind as another example. Also, check out Positively 4th Street by The Living Voices.

From the back cover: The mobility of the Minstrels was never more evident than in this album, NEW KICK! It is a showpiece for a group that is trying always to stay well ahead of the pop-music pack in imagination and creativity.

Homeward Bound
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Highflyin' Bird
Blowing In The Wind
Raindrops
Southern Comfort
Flowers On The Wall
A Corner In The Sun
What The World Needs Now
Beautiful
These Boots Are Made For Walkin'

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Harlequins In Music - Monty Kelly

Cuban Love Song
Harlequins In Music
Monty Kelly And His Orchestra
The Ray Charles Chorus
Somerset P-7400

This is a collection of Kelly tracks, that I think for the most part, may be from this Essex 10 inch disc, I Love. Essex was owned by Somerset's David Miller. Check out the track Crosswinds and the terrific cheesecake cover. Kelly went to work for Miller as a staff arranger.

Cuban Love Song
Crosswinds
Our Serenade
On A Little Street In Singapore
Sweet And Lovely
Snow Snow
The Night Is Young
To You My Love
Walk With The Wind
The Moon Was Yellow
Under The Linden Tree

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Super Spy Themes - The Clee-Shays

Get Smart
Super Spy Themes
The Clee-Shays
Triumph Records TR101

Fun budget spy-surf. The sample, Get-Smart, winds up into a richly layered "psych" track. Other tracks feature a more toe-tapping untamed simplicity.

From the back cover: The Clee-Shays use Fender Guitars & Amplifiers exclusively.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
I Spy
Our Man Flint
Run Spy
Ed Spy
Get Smart
Secret Agent Man
Our Man In Hong Kong
The Man From T.H.R.U.S.H.
Thunderball
The Spy
High Wire

Disco Gold #7

Dust In The Wind
Theme From Close Encounter
Disco Gold #7
Dimensional Sounds
GoldenDisco Industries

Enjoy these disco gold top tune covers... wait... disco?

The Close Encounter Theme? Nope... not really disco...

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Kissin' Cousins Sing

It Was A Very Good Year
The Kissin' Cousins Sing
Lew Davies And His Orchestra
The New Group The New Beat
Like Now... Like Big!
Enoch Light Presents
Project 3 Total Sound PR5001SD
1966

Hold Me
You Were Never There
It Was A Very Good Year
You Brought A New Kind Of Love
Friendly Persuasion
The Glory Of Love
Compromise
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
A Tower Of Strength
It Isn't Fair
Too Young
Let Me Call you Sweetheart