The Unique Rhythms Of Richard Marino And His Orchestra
Producer: Felix Slatking
What would you call a set if you mixed up a batch of "sound track/easy/exotica/mood/big band/light pop/early 60s Enoch Light and late 50s Henry Mancini"? I think, possibly… The Magic Beat! Marino manages to control all of these "sounds" to produce a sparkling set of tunes.
From the inside cover: Richard Marino, the man whose baton becomes the wand for conjuring up the Magic Beat, brings to this album a rich background in classical and popular music.
Beginning his career as a violinist, Marino later traded his bow for a baton and has turned his attentions mainly to conducting. He has conducted the Glendale, California and El Paso, Texas symphony orchestras; has been associated with radio and television as a musical director and has still found time to build a fine reputation as an arranger and orchestrator.
From Billboard - February 13, 1961: This is one of the first albums in Liberty's new Premier "sound" series and a might exciting one it is, too. Smart, exciting arrangements played by the large ork make this album for stereo fans and hi-fi bugs.
The Trolley Song
Seventy Six Trombones
Poor People Of Paris