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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Discotheque - Dancer -Go-Go

Walkin' My Baby
Discotheque
Dancers-Go-Go
Coronet CX-245

Budget studio set on which the group works, without practice, to fill an LP with tunes based on the same go-go "beat".

Monkey Mash
King Fish Drag
Blackbird Stomp
Baby Don't Weep No More
The Watusi Ball
Baby Love Me More
Turtle Walk
Swim Cindy Swim
Walkin' My Baby
Greenstuff

Friday, August 15, 2014

Latin American Rhythm - The Guaranis

Recuerdo De Mar Del Plata

Latin American Rhythm
The Guaranis
Mercury Records
MG 20337

Worth the price for that fiery space age cover art. The set is presented, on the back cover, as samples of "traditional" music. As usual, the Mercury engineering is well done. The sound is nicely represented by The Guaranis (possible a studio group named after the Guarani Indians).

From the back cover: More restrained in approach are the sedate, even-measured tones of the Zamba, heard in Recuerdo De Mar Del Plata.

Malaguena
Morena Resa Ivoti
Recuerdo De Mar Del Plata
Che Valle Mi
Ycua Portero
La Del Boulevard
Naranjitay
Pilarcita
Mimosa
Mi Pabellon
Floripa Mi
Mi Sanjuanina
Nde Resa Cuarajhi'ame
Anatuyense

French Jazz - Claude Bolling And All Stars

The Jockey
French Jazz
Claude Bolling And All Stars
Conducted and Arranged by Claude Bolling
Bally High Fidelity
BAL 12003

Bally released a series of jazz titles at this time including, Swiss Jazz, Belgian Jazz and English Jazz.

From the back cover: The recording sessions were held in Paris, France on May 28 and 29, 1956. The sessions were produced by Jaques Kluger, and the engineers at the controls were Jacques Raynaud and Louis Nuzzolese.

Conductor, Arranger, Pianist: Claude Boiling. Trumpet: Roger Guerin, Fernand Verstaete, Fred Gerard, Christian Bellest. Trombone: Benny Vasseur, Claude Cousset, Bernard Zacharias. Tenor Sax: Claude Fohrenbach, Guy Lafitte. Alto/Tenor/Baritone Saxes and Clarinet: Pierre Gossez. Drums: Christian Garros, Arthur Motta. Bass: Pierre Michelot, Alphonse Masselier. Guitar: Victor Apicella. Piano: Martial Solal. Accordion: Fernand Verstraette

Show Me A Rose
Lorraine Blues
The Most
In The Sun
Trinette
When I Was Young
Nuances
Gee Lee
Playera
The Jockey
In Extremis
French Beat

The Best Of Bacharach - Strings For Pleasure

The Look Of Love
Strings For Pleasure Play The Best Of Bacharach
MFP 1431
1971

I'll Never Fall In Love Again
A House Is Not A Home
The Look Of Love
Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa
Make It Easy On Yourself
Do You Know The Way To San Jose
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
Anyone Who Had A Heart
There To Remind Me
What The World Needs Now Is Love
I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
Wives And Loves

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Enjoy Enjoy Listen Or Dance To The Beat With A Jewish Flavor

Bublitchki 
Enjoy Enjoy
Listen Or Dance To The Beat With A Jewish Flavor
Tikva Records T 111

Arranged and conducted by George Siravo.


Hava Nagila
Ich Vil Sich Shpielen
Bei Mir Bist Du Shoen
Yossel Yossel
Rozhenkis Mit Mandlen
Tzena Tzena
Mahzel
Oif'n Pripetchok
Shein Vi Di L'vone
Ich Hub Dich Tzufil
Bublitchki

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Ring Dang Doo - Living Guitars

Round Every Corner
Au Go Go
Ring Dang Doo And Other Au Go Go Favorites
Living Guitars
RCA Camden CAL-940
1966

There are some quirky arrangements on this Living Guitars LP. Neither the arranger or the musicians are credited on the cover.

Ring Dang Doo
You're The One
May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose
Just A Little Bit Better
Round Every Corner
Keep On Dancing
Get Off My Cloud
I Miss You So
You've Got Trouble
Au Go Go

Groovy Greats!

Dizzy Boy
Groovy Greats!
Nouveau (Design/Pickwick) SDLP 272

From the back cover: Today's scene is psychedelic, kinetic and wild, a free swinging world of mad, mad, mod and the big beat takes over au go-go from The Strip to Carnaby St. The big names of rock and soul that geared the world for their kind of action are here, blasting and grooving' for your own freak out! Pow! Zap!

What? If the record label did not feature the title and catalog number, I would swear the wrong LP came inside this jacket. While a nice compilation of early work from each artist, this set is not as "described".

Your First and Last Love - Johnny Rivers
If I Give You My Love - Ray Charles
You're With It - Lou Christie
Dizzy Boy - Bobby Goldsboro
I'll Be Around - Ronnie Dove
I've Had My Fun - Ray Charles
Tomorrow Will Come - Lou Christie
I'll Be a Monkey's Uncle - Joe Tex
Ooh, Baby - Chuck Jackson
I Still Remember - Bobby Freeman

Monday, August 11, 2014

Cha Cha Cha - Jose Martinez

You Know I Love You
Cha Cha Cha
Jose Martinez And His Orchestra
Cover Design: James Takeda
Modern Records MTS 812

Budget label Modern repurposed this cover on another Modern album titled The Heart Of Spain which appears in their current, period catalog. Both images appear on the back of this jacket.

Budget or not, this is a fine Cha Cha set.

Esperanza
Marcheta
Shine On Harvest Moon
Ida
Chop Sticks
You Know I Love You
The Girl In My Dreams
Woke Up This Morning
Cherry Pie
Eddie My Love

The Sounds Of Jerome Kern - The Limelight Strings

Long Ago And Far Away
The Sounds Of Jerome Kern
The Limelight Strings
Power Apple Honey Series DS 421

Budget album featuring a total disconnect between the choice of cover art and the vibe of the musical set which is, as heard in the sample, heavy lush strings.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Paul Simon Interpreted - The Sound Symposium

For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
Paul Simon Interpreted
The Sound Symposium
Arranger: Larry Wilcox
Dot Records DLP 25871
1968

Pleasant light pop/lush strings late 60s groove interpretative set.

The Sound Of Silence
For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
I Am A Rock
Mrs. Robinson (Interlude)
Bookends
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
Scarborough Fair/Canticle
Cloudy
A Most Peculiar Man
The Dangling Conversation
The Sound Of Silence (Interlude)
Homeward Bound
Mrs. Robinson