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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Genuine Electric Latin Love Machine - Richard Hayman

The Windmills Of Your Mind
Genuine Electric Latin Love Machine
Persuasive Electronics By Richard Hayman (Arranged and Produced)
Command/ABC 947S

Hayman got everything right on this album. He shows off his command (no pun intended) of a variety of period technologies and pop sounds (including the Command sound). Hayman masterfully blends early electronic (sounds), period moog and natural instruments (including a terrific vocal passage on The Girl From Ipanema) into lively arrangements that injects life into many of the older standards covered.

Hayman made a good number of what I would label as more "typical" period mood albums. On Voodoo! (1959), one of my favorite Hayman efforts, he takes risks to make a good "exotica" album. But, on this LP, he takes only risks, has a lot of fun, and makes it clear that he ranks amongst the best creative minds of the time.

The engineering is also outstanding.

The Windmills Of Your Mind
La Compara
The Peanut Vendor
The Look Of Love
Hare Krishna
Spanish Eyes
Goin' Out Of My Head
The Girl From Ipanema
Samba De Victoria
Melody #2

1 comment:

  1. Amazing song. I just bought it on Ebay, can't wait to hear it all. Wow, so great!


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