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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Harmonica & Percussion - Boris Draper

Chiri Biri Bin
Harmonica & Percussion
Boris Draper
Coronet Records
CX-137

The title and cover art on this budget project don't do much to sell this space age set. The percussion, as you might expect if you listened to a few of these budget "ping-pong" LPs, is a bit "tacked-on". With that said, the "percussion" manages to blend into the body of the songs which generally play through as a nice lounge set with occasional surprisingly cool jazz passages (as heard in the example above).

Old Devil Moon
Wish You Were Here
Cheyenne
Chiri Biri Bin (this is now the title is spelled on the back cover)
Nellie Blye
La Paloma
In The Still Of The Night
September Song
Slaughter On 10th Ave.
Yellow Rose Of Texas

Monday, January 12, 2015

Bossa Nova! - Rene Touzet

Theme From "Lawrence Of Arabia"
Bossa Nova!
Brazil To Hollywood
Rene Touzet And His Orchestra
Gene Norman Presents
GNP Crescendo Records
GNP 87
1963

From the back cover: Rene Touzet, in his twelfth album appearance for GNP-Crescendo Records, endows this "new wave" with new ideas of his own; retaining the irresistible flavor of genuine Brazillian music, but creating at the same time a subtle new feeling of his own. The tempos are designed for dancing; the arrangements are ripe with the Touzet melodic magic – and it all adds up to the next best things to being in Brazil!

The "dance step" insert is credited to the Arthur Murray Dance Studios.

This is another super Touzet/Space Age/Bossa/Jazz blend.

Samba Bossa
Theme From "Lawrence Of Arabia"
Desafinado
Bossa Nova Holiday
Ho-B-La-La
Little Bird
Meditacao
Days Of Wine And Roses
One Note Samba
Watermelon Man
Theme From "Dime With A Halo"
Bossa Nova Di Qualquiera

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Cry Me A River - House Party - The Big Hits

Cry Me A River
The Big Hits
House Party Series
Columbia - CL2574

10 inch disc featuring an obscure and sex cover of Cry My A River by Jill Corey.

M*A*S*H - Al De Lory

Spooky
Al De Lory Plays The Song From M*A*S*H
Arrangements Al De Lory, Mort Garson and Benny Golson
Produced by Phil Wright
Capitol ST-477
1970

From Billboard - July 25, 1970: Al DeLory has been getting wide exposure with his single, "Song From M*A*S*H." It's the leadoff item in this package, a strong start for any LP, but this keyboard lead on "Rainy Night In Georgia," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," "Everything Is Beautiful." "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "The Letter" are instrumental gems, too.

Song From M*A*S*H
Evil Ways
Rainy Night In Georgia
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
Feeling Of Love
The Letter
Everything Is Beautiful
Spooky
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Hey There Lonely Girl

Circus In Town! - Merle Evans

High Sway Pole
Circus In Town!
Merle Evans and his Circus Band
Decca Records DL 79058

Midway Scene
Grand Entry
Elephants
Liberty Horses
Chinese Display
Chimpanzees
Clowns
Bears
High Sway Pole
Flying Trapeze
Acrobats
Grand Finale


Nashville Country Singers

Nature Boy
Nashville Country Singers
Hits of Nat King Cole & Frank Sinatra
Mountain Dew Records
S7030

Rambling Rose
Young At Heart
Straighten Up And Fly Right
Mona Lisa
Come Fly With Me
South Of The Border
Strangers In The Night
Too Young
Witchcraft
Nature Boy