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Friday, February 21, 2014

Music For Bachelors - Henri Rene

Time On My Hands
Music For Bachelors
Henri Rene And His Orchestra
Cover model posed for RCA Victor by Jayne Mansfield
Photo: Barry Kramer
Orchestrations by Dudley "Pete" King
Guitar Solo: Barney Kessel through the courtesy of Contemporary Records
Piano Solo: Buddy Cole
RCA Victor LPM-1046

From the back cover: There is music, too, for the Bachelor at Contemplation. When the stag has drunk his fill, and the lone wolf run his solitary course, and the outrider comes home to rest, there is a need for the subtle companionship of music that soothes without intrusion. This is the time – and the tune – for planning great projects, for erecting the architecture of success, and for electing the next delectable feminine morsel to be approached.

The back cover copy that goes on and on like the sample above and this: "But it is to the true Bachelor that this album is dedication to. In him, manhood with its great excursions reaches its finest flower…" Setting aside the cheesecake and "excursions" for a moment... the music is actually sophisticate period mood worth a listen.

Dinner For One Please, James
I'm Confessin'
I'll See You In My Dreams
Comme Ci, Comme Ca
Be My Love
Easy To Love
For The Very First Time
I Cried For You
Time On My Hands
La Vie En Rose
Somebody's Wrong

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