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Friday, December 20, 2013

Guitars Woodwinds & Bongos - Al Caiola

Guitars Woodwinds & Bongos
Al Caiola And Orchestra
Produced by Don Costa
United Artists Ultra Audio
WW 7503

Nice gate fold jacket and ping-pong/light pop/percussion set styled after the stuff Command was pressing in the early 60s. United Artists employed many of the same top notch session musicians to work on this fine album, including another prolific session guitarist, Tony Mottola.

Musicians: Bob Rosengarden - Drums, Jerry Bruno - Bass, George Devens, Edwin Costa, Phil Kraus and Arthur Marotti - Percussion, Moe Wechsler - Piano, Romeo Penque, Phil Bodner and Gerald Sanfino - Saxophone, John Pizzarelli, Tony Mottola, Don Arnone, Al Casamente, Arthur Ryerson and James Mitchell - Guitar.

Give Me The Simple Life
Cuckoo
I May Be Wrong But I Think You're Wonderful
Steel Guitar Rag
Bernie's Tune
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
Jeepers Creepers
Dance Of The Spanish Onion
Gypsy In My Soul
Petite Waltz
Too Marvelous For Words
Tango Boogie

Goin' Out Of My Head - Tony Mottola

Scarborough Fair
Goin' Out Of My Head
Tony Mottola
Project 3 Total Sound
Diamond Records Limited - Markham, Ontario
Fabrique et Distribue par
1979

The Impossible Dream
Song Sung Blue
Scarborough Fair
I Will Wait For You
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Guantanamera
Goin' Out Of My Head
Nature Boy
Cry Me A River
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Bewitched
Autumn Leaves

Hello-Goodbye - Francis Lai

No Need To Cry (side 2 version)
Hello-Goodbye
Music Composed and Conducted by Francis Lai
Composer of "A Man And A Woman"
20th Century-Fox Records
S 4210
1970

Most of the tracks are short, as you might expect to hear on a soundtrack album. Those tracks leave you wanting to hear how the full song might have played out. However, there are several more "complete" tunes to enjoy, including the sample above. The range is from a more traditional mood vibe to the more groovy 70s thing.

Hello-Goodbye
Danny Takes A Dip
No Need To Cry
Theme 3
Lazy Nights
Food For Cats
Take The Plunge
Harry's Return
Interlude
Journey To Marseilles
Bistro Waltz
Morning Departure
Danny's Theme
Destintation Le Havre
Together

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Illesek Es Pofonok

Ad Man
Illesek Es Pofonok
No. 3
Illes LPX 17398
Qualiton Felvetel
Made in Hungary

The jacket is an expensive soft paper stock, gatefold featuring a simple, but seldom seen interior popup art treatment the repeats the graphic qualities of the cover. Song titles are bilingual.

Nice variety/blend of psych/pop/eastern sounds.

We Are Here Again
It Could Have Been
The Bowling Ball
At Night, I Remember
The Story Of M
Answering Your Letters
I'm Searching For The Words
Promise Me
It's Waiting For You
Ad Man
Oh, Little Girl
Hot Rolled Street
I'am Lazy
Two Years Are Not Very Long
Sally
I Don't Want To Stay