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Friday, December 22, 2017

Luau At Waikiki - Hilton Hawaiian Village

Greetings & Waikiki
Luau At Waikiki
Recorded Live At The Long House At The Hilton Hawaiian Village
The Fun Resort
Ray Kineey, Master of Ceremonies Presenting:
Harold Hakuole and The Villagers
Nalani
The Kuuipos
Produced by Herman Diaz, Jr.
Cover Photo Courtesy of United Air Lines
RCA Victor
LSP-2885
1964

From Billboard - January 9, 1965: Ray Kinney is host of a musical luau recorded live in Hawaii at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. De luxe packaging, added to the music and singing, makes this an album that is new and exciting in its presentation. Listening to this is the next best thing to taking a jet to the islands.

Greetings And Conch Calls
Waikiki
Presenting Ray Kinney
Across The Sea
Hilawe
Beyond The Reef
Keep Your Eyes On The Hands
Hawaiian Paradise
Sweet Leilani
Hawaiian War Chant
Fire Dance
Love Song Of Kalua
Hau-Hau-E
Holo Holo
Tahitian Dance
Ke Kali Nei Au
Aloha Oe

Dora Hall Signs Top Teen Tunes

New Boy
Dora Hall Sings Top Teen Tunes
Arranged and Directed by H. B. Barnum
Cover Design by William Beach
Remore, Inc.
NO: 9201-T

She
Franklyn Street
New Boy
I Won't Give Him Up
Time To Say Goodbye
You Name It
I Ain't Gonna Kiss You
Did He Call Today Mama?
Secret Of My Success
Let Me Tell You Baby
Barefootin'
Definition Of Love

The Latin World Of Edmundo Ros Vol. 2

Corcovado
The Latin World Of Edmundo Pos
Vol. 2
Edmundo Ros and His Orchestra
Producer: Tony D'Amato
Engineer: Arthur Lilly
Sleeve printed in England by Upton Printing Group
Decca Record Company Limited
PA 59
1970

Aquarius
Corcovado
Cumana
Carnival
La Golondrina
Spanish Flea
Good Morning Starshine
Mambo Number Five
What A Difference A Day Made
Felicidade
The Laughing Samba
La Cucaracha

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Harper Valley P.T.A. - Nashville Country Singers

Dreams Of An Everyday Housewife
Harper Valley P.T.A.
Nashville Country Singers
Ambassador Country Series
S/98075

From the back cover: Featured singers are Naomi Sherry and Johnny Mulvihill - both responsible for many fine vocal albums originating in Nashville.

Harper Valley P.T.A.
D-I-V-O-R-C-E
Run Away Little Tears
I Still Believe In Love
You've Just Stepped In
Holding On To Nothing
Folsom Prison Blues
Dreams Of An Everyday Housewife
Mama Tired
The Easy Part's Over
I Just Came To Get My Baby
With Pen In Hand

Carnival - Manuel And The Music Of The Mountains

Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto De Aranjuez
Carnival
Manuel And The Music Of The Mountains
Studio 2 Stereo
Produced by Norman Newell
Engineer: Peter Brown
Made and Printed in Great Britain
Columbia/EMI
TWO 337
1971

Mascara Negra
Now Insensitive
Honeymoon Song
Zambezi
Summertime In Venice
La Mer
The White Rose Of Athens
Guantanamera
Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto De Aranjuez
Mantilla
Angelito Negros
Come Closer To Me
Mosaic Theme

Festival Gitana - Sabicas

Taranto
Festival Gitana
Featuring Sabicas
The Greatest Flamenco Guitarist
And Los Trianeros
With Enrique Montoya Domingo Alvarado Singers
And El Nino De Alicante Diego Castellon Guitars
Production Supervisor: Jac Holzman
Photo: 3 Lions
Designer: Harvey
Engineer: Leonard Ripley
Elektra 149

From the back cover: Invited to perform with Sabicas, the greatest flamenco guitarist for this recording are Los Trianeros, whose name would indicate that they come from the barrio across the Guadalquivir in Sevilla called Triana. Some say that Triana was the cradle of flamenco.

Los Trianeros join together in the Bulerias, Sevillanas, Verdiales, and Flandangos de Huelva and the three guitars and two singers entirely exhaust the pleasures of these exciting modes.


Bulerias
Taranto
Verdiales
Tientos
Sevillanas
Fandangos
Solea Por Buleria
Martinette
A Seguriya
Fandangoes De Huelva

Rhythm Meets Rugolo - Pete Rugolo

Repetitious Riff
Rhythm Meets Rugolo
Pete Rugolo And His AllStars
Design by Emmett McBain
Mercury Records
SR 60119
1960

From the back cover: Though still young, Pete Rugolo has been instrumental in shaping the professional careers of names like Stan Kenton and June Christy, among others. Now along comes stereo to help shape the career of this young Californian arranger.

From Billboard - May 30, 1960: Pete Rugolo and His All Stars come thru with bright, and occasionally wild readings of some solid jazz items here. Rugolo's arrangements are startling modern, and the hip jazz fans will enjoy them. The stereo sound, however is disappointing. Tunes include originals, "Fawncy Meeting You," and "Later Team," and standards, "Nancy With the Laughing Face" and "Sunday, Monday or Always."

Fawncy Meeting You
Early Duke
Oscar And Pete's Blues
Sunday Monday Or Always
Cha-Lito Linda
Nancy (With The Laughing Face)
Don't Play The Melody
Later Team
Repetitious Riff

Horn Of Plenty - Dick Collins

Horn Of Plenty
Dick Collins And The Runaway Herd
Photography: Bill Zeitung
RCA Victor
LJM-1019
1955

From the inside cover: The "Runaway Herd" which Collins fronts in these recordings is, for the most part, made up of members of the Woody Herman band – only alto saxist Med Flory and tenor man Al Cohn are not of that aggregation. It would, indeed, be difficult, if not impossible, to assemble a more swinging sax section than that which includes, in addition to Flory and Cohn, the remarkable tenor stylists, Bill Perkins and Dick Hafer, and baritone specialist Jack Nimitz – all of whom blow delightfully throughout the proceedings. Nat Pierce contributes several engaging bits on piano, and the drumming of Chuck Flores – a protege of Shelly Manne's – is at all times both solid and lightly ringing.

The arrangements for these sessions are the work of Pierce and Cohn, each of whom contributed six.


I'd Know You Anywhere
Angel Eyes
Tricky Dick
Stairway To The Stars
Very Shifty
Just As You Are
The Long Night
What A Little Moonlight Can Do
My One And Only Love
No Soap!
Why Was I Born
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

Shorty Rogers Courts The Count

Shorty Rodgers Courts The Count
Photos by Dave Pell
Cover Art: Jim Flora
RCA Victor
LJM-1004
1954

Personnel for the sides is as follows:

Topsy, Basie Eyes, It's Sand, Man and Doggin' Around

Trumpets: Shorty Rodgers - Conrad Gozzo - Maynard Ferguson - Harry Edison - Clyde Reasinger

Saxophones: Jimmy Guiffre - Zoot Sims - Herbie Geller - Bob Cooper - Bud Shank

Trombones: Milt Bernart - Harry Betts - Bob Enevoldsen

French Horn: John Grass

Tuba: Paul Sarmento

Bass: Cutis Counce

Piano: Marty Paich

Drums: Shelly Manne

Jump for Me, Over and Out, Down for Double and Swingin' the Blues

Pete Condoli replaces Clyde Reasinger; Bob Gordon replaces Zoot Sims.

H&J, Tickletoe, Taps Miller and Walk, Don't Run

Same as first session except Condoli for Reasinger.

From Billboard - June 19, 1954: Shorty Rodgers and a group of topflight modern jazzmen show off their appreciation for the music of Count Basie, and both Basie fans and the cool set will appreciate the ork's work. Surprising as it may sound the cool cats manage to capture the flavor of the Basie ork work, while at the same time keeping within the modern idiom. Selections include Basie favorites like "Swingin' the Blues," "Jump for Me" and "Taps Miller," the latter two penned by the Count. And three of the selections, "Over and Out," "Walk Don't Run" and "Basie Eyes," were penned by Rodgers himself. Rodgers, Maynard Ferguson, Harry Edison and Pete Condoli on trumpets, Jimmy Guiffre and Bill Holman on tenor, Milt Bernhart on trombone and Shelley Manne on drums are in the groove. A set that should interest many jazz fans.

Jump For Me
Topsy
It's Sand, Man
Basie Eyes
Doggin' Around
Down For Double
Over And Out
H&J
Taps Miller
Tickletoe
Swingin' The Blue
Walk, Don't Run

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Sound Heard Around The World

American Pie
The Sound Heard Around The World
Muzak
1972

From the inside cover: Not to be used for entertainment purposes. This album cannot be purchased anywhere, at any price. All selections were specially arranged, recorded and programmed for MUZAK demonstration only.

Environs
May 25
The Sound Heard Around The World
The Only One
The Four Hundred
MUZAK On The Move
Theme From "The God Father"
Diamonds Are Forever
The One To Say Good Morning To
Sugar Daddy
It's One Of Those Nights
American Pie

The Astromusical House Of Gemini

Here There And Everywhere
The Astromusical House Of Gemini
Sign Of The Artist Or Inventor
Astrological Series Volume 1
Producer: Paul Robinson
Designer: Oscar De Larenta
Repertorie Coordinator: Marlene Stokes
Coiffures by Paul Mitchel for Henri Bendel
Cover Photograh: Francesco Scavullo
Designer and Art Director: Bob Cato
Booklet The Astrological Series/Volume 1 by Carroll Righter
GWP Records
1003 Astro Stereo
1969

A series of mood/easy listening LPs featuring Astrological Signs as the conceptual theme which is supported graphically by the work of popular fashion designers who dress the women posed for the cover art. Arranging credits are not to be found on the material.

Up Up And Away
Here, There And Everywhere
Three Coins In The Fountain
Blowin' In The Wind
Windy
Over The Rainbow
The Call The Wind Maria
It's Magic
It Ain't Me Babe
Call Me Irresponsible

Monday, December 18, 2017

Hot Mallets - Lionel Hampton

Hot Mallets
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra
Inside photo courtesy Metronome Magazine
RCA Victor
Collectors Issue
LJM-1000
1954

Available from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample. Presented here to share the jacket which is not available with the downloads.

Highly recommended Hampton collection!

From the inside cover (also see back cover scan for the complete list and recording dates): The roster of musicians who played with Hampton on these record dates reads like a who's who of jazz; trumpeters Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart, Jonah Jones, Dizzy Gillespie (pre-bop), Red Allen and Ziggy Elman; Lawrence Brown and J. C. Higginbotham on trombone; sax sections numbering such luminaries as Johnny Hodges, Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster and Chu Berry; Buster Bailey and Mezz Mezzow on clarinet; and rhythm sections variously comprising Jess Stacy and Clyde Hart, piano; Allan Renuss, Charlie Christian and Al Casey, guitar; John Kirby, Milt Hinton and Artie Bernstein; bass; with Cozy Cole, Sid Catlett, Sonny Greer and Slick Jones on drums.

From Billboard - April 7, 1954: When Lionel Hampton was a member of the Benny Goodman crew back in the late 1930's he used to cut sides with members of the Goodman ork, plus other well-known sidemen who were in town at the time. The label has collected some of these sides and issued them on this new and well-packaged LP release as small band jazz. Many of Hap's fans, who only know him from his current wild-swinging crew, will be surprised at his "quiet" swing work on these disks. The sides are mighty listenable, and they feature great work by Camp as well as by names like Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart, Benny Carter, Jess Stacey, Charlie Christian and Johnny Hodges. A good set for collectors with fine liner notes by Bill Zeitung.

Stompology
Rhythm Rhythm
Confessing
I Surrender Dear
I Just Couldn't Take It, Baby
After You've Gone
Ring Dem Bells
Shufflin' At The Hollywood
Memories Of You
Hot Mallets
I'm On My Way From You
I Can't Get Started

Sound Off... Softly - Various

La Bomba - Les Brown
Sound Off... Softly
From The Makers Of Gold Bond Ceiling Tile
Rich Music In Hi-Fi For Your Listening Pleasure
Columbia Special Products
CSP-244

From the back cover: National Gypsum, makers of dozens of Gold Bond acoustical products, recommends Gold Bond Silentex for any room where you want to control noise or make music sound better. Silentex is a beautifully brush textured tile with a wheat and white color ...and it has no unsightly holes. It can be applied quickly and easily by any do-it-yourselfer.

Scherzo - Saul Goodman
Downtown - Les & Larry Elgart
Battle Royal - Count Basie And Duke Ellington
Jumpin' At The Woodside - Count Basie And Duke Ellington
La Bomba - Les Brown
La Negra - Percy Faith
The Moon Of Manakoora - Andre Kostelanetz
Young And Warm And Wonderful - Tony Bennett
Stella By Starlight - Gordon Jenkins
The Lamp Is Low - Ray Conniff
Hackett Reverie - Bobby
Moon River - Patti Page

Ain't That A Groove - Billy Larken

Willow Weep For Me
Ain't That A Groove!
Billy Larkin & The Delegates
Producer: Richard Bock
Cover Photography: Woody Woodward
Audio: Richard Bock
World Pacific WPS-21843
1966

From the back cover: Billy's new group is made up of tenor man Fats Theus of L. A. (formerly associated with Johnny Otis, and the late Johnny Ace), Jimmy Daniels on guitar (formerly with Johnny Hammond Smith and Paul Bryant) and the drummer is Jessie Kilpatrick (who also lists Paul Bryant's group as part of his experience).

Don't Mess With Bill
Playboy Theme
Tarantula
Soul Sister
Goin' Out Of My Head
Willow Weep For Me
Ain't That A Groove
C'won Train
Where Did The Blues Go
Puget Sound
Ain't Gonna Move