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Monday, June 7, 2021

Red Sails In The Sunset - Dick Hyman

The North Sea (Dick Hyman)

Red Sails In The Sunset
Dick Hyman At The Organ
With Instrumental Accompaniment
MGM Records E3483

From the back cover: Dick was born in New York City in 1927... graduated from Columbia College in 1948... free-lanced with many orchestra and singers... joined Benny Goodman in the maestro's European tour in 1950... then concentrated on radio and television work... currently on NBC staff as a conductor, pianist and organist, in addition to leading his own trio, famous to record fans through such M-G-M hits "Theme from 'The Threepenny Opera'"... has recorded with LeRoy Holmes, Joni James, Mary Mayo and many other stars in addition to producing his own hit recordings... Dick's trio has won the Cashbox Award (jukebox operator's trade magazine) several times.

From Billboard - March 9, 1957: The fourth MGM album by this fine keyboard stylist should be a profitable item for dealers. Hyman, a remarkable musician, has been growing in popularity – and in the last six months has been getting considerable promotion via singles as well as packages. In this album he plays the organ. The mood is quiet and moody, with the sound of surf and crying sea gulls interspersed among the numbers. In fact, one might say it has sort of Jimmy Kennedy quality. In addition to the latter's title tune, there are "Sleepy Lagoon," "Harbor Light," "Drifting And Dreaming," etc.

Red Sails In The Sunset
Island In The West Indies
My Ship
Sleepy Lagoon
I Cover The Waterfront
Drifting And Dreaming
Harbor Lights
My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean
The North Sea
Galway Bay
Beyond The Sea (La Mer)
You Have Cast Your Shadow On The Sea

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