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Friday, March 3, 2017

Montenegro Magic - Hugo Montenegro

It Might As Well Be Spring
Montenegro Magic
Hugo Montenegro And His Orchestra
Producer: Bob Shad
A&R Coordinator: Pete Kline
Liner Notes: Todd Everett
Cover Art: Jen Purtle
Mainstream SQBO 91646

2 record set, gatefold package featuring a fine collection of big band, lush strings pop arrangements.

From the notes: Each of the twenty-four songs was heard in a motion picture.

Hugo Montenegro's fame in the world of music continues to grow each year. A large portion of his time is spent composing and conducting music for films like "Lady In Cement" and "The Ambushers" TV Series like "I Dream Of Jeannie" and "Here Comes the Brides."

Medley: Chattanooga Choo Choo, I Know Why
Buttons and Bows
At Last
Love Is Here To Stay
Temptation
The Way You Look Tonight
That Old Feeling
Medley: Please, Just One More Chance
Love Letters
Hi Lili, Ho Lo

Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
It Might As Well Be Spring
Lover
I'm In The Mood For Love
Medley: A Foggy Day, They Can't Take That Away From Me
I've Got You Under My Skin
Sleepy Lagoon
The Last Time I Saw Paris
The Boy Next Door
Medley: Thanks For The Memory, Two Sleepy People

Thursday, March 2, 2017

National Jazz Ensemble Series - Chuck Israels

Mingus
National Jazz Ensemble Series
Chuck Israels, Director/Producer
Engineer: Torrey/Kent
Recorded November 19, 1978
The Big 3 Music Corporation
B3-001179
1980

Personnel:

Reeds: Norris Turney, Gerry Niewood, Al Cohn, Bob Mintzer, Bobby Keller
Trumpets: Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Wilder, Dave Berger, Claudio Roditi
Trombones: Jim Knepper, Rod Levitt, Joe Randozzo
Guitar: Steve Brown
Piano: Bill Dobbins
Bass: Chuck Israels
Drums: Bill Goodwin
Soprano: Margot Hanson

From the back cover: Chuck Israels, the Ensemble's artistic director and bassist, has achieved world wide recognition for his work with Billie Holiday, Coleman Hawkins, Bud Powell, Stan Getz, J.J. Johnson, Benny Goodman, John Coltrane, George Russell, Dexter Gordon, Gary Burton and Herbie Hancock and has had his works performed throughout Europe by many of the staff radio orchestra. He is active as a jazz educator and in 1978 was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition.

Mingus
The Jitterbug Waltz
Stompin' At The Savoy
Harlem Air Shaft
Concerto For Cootie
Ko-Ko
In A Mist
Main Stem


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Passport To Pleasure - Raoul Meynard

Bagdad Bazaar
Passport To Pleasure
Tour The World First Class With Europe's Deluxe Maestro
Raoul Meynard And His Orchestra
Cover photo by Sid Avery
Warner Bros. Records W1469
1962

Wonderful Copenhagen
On A Little Street In Singapore
Summertime In Venice
Berlin Melody
Paris Pastiche
Valencia
Calcutta
Summer In Cyprus
Midnight In Moscow
Palma De Majorica
Vienna, My City Of Dreams
Bagdad Bazaar

Let It Be Me - Brenda Lee

Dancing In The Street
Let It Be Me
Brenda Lee
MCA Coral CB-20044
1973

*All selections previously released on Vocalin album number VL7-3890 entitled Let It Be Me.

Let It Be Me
He Loves You
Why Don't You Believe Me
Blue Velvet
Can't Buy Me Love
Danke Schoen
As Usual
There's Always Something There To Remind Me
Tammy
Dancing In The Street

Jeff Chandler Sings For You

I Wished On The Moon
Jeff Chandler Sings To You
With The Spencer-Hagen Orchestra
Liberty Records, Inc.
LRP 3067
1957

Billboard's Album Cover Of The Week (September 16, 1957): A colorful closeup of Chandler with his steel grey crew cut exudes sex in a sort of cheesecake-in-reserve fashion. Should be a top draw for female patrons.

From the back cover: No Johnny-come-yesterday to the recording business, Jeff has long been known for his musical prowess. In his early days in radio when he played on "Our Miss Brooks" and other shows, the listeners came to know his wonderful speaking voice. And though it was not until 1954 that he made his first recordings, he had carefully prepared himself for his debut with a meticulous regard to detail that has characterized his approach to every phase of his career.

It is this quality that forced Jeff to forego the obvious rewards of recording and personal appearances when his picture and other business commitments bid for his time. He has starred in such top Hollywood productions as "War Arrow," "Foxfire," "The Tattered Dress." "Toy Tiger," and "Drango" (personally produced by Jeff and his own company). In his most recent leading role, Jeff shares the limelight with Kim Novak in "Jeanne Eagels." His performance in this picture has entrenched him permanently as one of the film industry's brightest stars.

A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
Hold Me
With My Eyes
Wide Open I'm Dreaming
The More I See You
To You
You And I
I'll String Along With You
Welcome Stranger
I Wished On The Moon
Where Am I
Tell Me
Let's Get Lost

Sing Me A Love Song - George Gade

Baby I Just Wanna Love You
Sing Me A Love Song
George Gade: Executive Producer and Composer
Alexander Street Music - Newport Beach, California

Produced by Jim Schlichting for Starborn Productions
Conducted and Arranged by Sven Liback
Production Consultant and Coordinator: Paul Cacia
Mixdown Engineer: John Neal

Looking Back
Teach The Children Love
We Took So Long To Fall In Love
Highway One
Lost In Love
Sweet & Lovely
Baby I Just Wanna Love You
Sing Me A Love Song
Love Cam Between Us Last Night
Step Into My World
Should've Never Let You Go
Stormy Weather