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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Naughty, But Nice! - Pearl Bailey

 

Pas Ce Soir

Naughty, But Nice!
Pearl Bailey
Orchestra Conducted by Don Redman
Produced by Teddy Reig
Roulette R 25125

Gettin' A Man
Since I Became A Hussy
For My Husband
Never Give Anything Away
Satin And Silk
Nobody Makes A Pass At Me
Pas Ce Soir
Not Now John
Mouton To Muskrat To Mink
I Hate Men
They're Either Too Young Or Too Old
Around The World With Me
Always True To You Darling In My Fashion

Sentimental Journey - Les Brown

 

A Good Man Is Hard To Find

Sentimental Journey
Les Brown
Harmony Columbia HL 7211

Twilight Time
Bizet Has His Day
A Good Man Is Hard To Find
Mexican Hat Dance
Leap Frog
Tenderly
Out Of Nowhere
Blue Danube
Daybreak Serenade
Sentimental Journey

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Naturally - Judy Lynn

 

Winterwood

Naturally 
Judy Lynn
Arrangements: Jerry Styner
Produced by Kenny Myers and Jerry Styner
Recorded at Sunset Studios, Hollywood, California
Mastered by Arnie Acosta
Cover Illustration: Craig Nelson
Amarettos AST-5014
1973

Acknowledgements: Jim Gordon, Hal Blaine, Ronnie Tutt, Larry Brown, Alan Estes, Joe Osborn, Carol Kaye, Larry Knechtel, Larry Carlton, Dean Parks, Al Casey, J.D. Manues, Bud Brisboism, Bubby Childers, Ollie Mitchell, George Bohannon, Lou McCreary, Dick Hyde, Jackie Kelso, Plaz Johnson, Side Sharp (Concert Master), Ron Hicklin, Stan Farhner and Gene Morford

Footprints On The Moon
Pour Me A Little More Wine
And You Love Me
Posters On The Wall
Two For The  Show
I'll Never Sing You A Sad Song
Give Me Something To Believe In
1927 Kansas City
Winterwood
Most Of Us Are Sad

Super Hits - The Ace Highs

 

Take It On Home

Super Hits
Performed by The Ace Highs
Music Trends Country & Western MTS-4102

It's Not Love But It's Not Bad (Merle Haggard)
This Is The Best I'm Gonna Feel (Don Gibson)
Neon Rose (Mel Tillis)
Sylvia's Mother (Bobby Bare)
Don't Pay The Ransom (Nat Stuckey)
You Ain't Gonna Have Ole Buck (Buck Owens)
Pride's Not Hard To Swallow (Hank Williams Jr.)
Take It On Home (Charlie Rich)
Got The All-Overs For You (Freddie Hart)
Who's Gonna Play This Piano (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Long Way 'Round (Bill Campbell)
I Lost Her And Cried (Bill Campbell)

Latin With Love - Geoff Love

 

One Note Samba

Latin With Love
In The Mood For Dancing
Geoff Love and His Orchestra
Produced by Norman Newell
Assistant Producer: Gil King
Photography: Peter Phipp
Recording Engineer: John Timperley
MFP 50076 STEREO
1973

La Bamba
Spanish Harlem
Guantanamera
Sucu Sucu
The Girl From Ipanema
One Note Samba
South Of The Border
Maria Elena
Spanish Eyes
Desafinado
The Breeze And I
Mexican Hat Dance

Dallas - Floyd Cramer

 

Dallas

Dallas
Floyd Cramer
Produced by Floyd Cramer and Jerry Bradley
Arranged and Conducted by Bill McElhiney
Recorded at Music City Music Hall, Nashville, Tennessee
Mastering: Randy Kling, Randy's Roost
Art Directions: Herb Burnette, Pinwheel Studios
Liner Photo by Herb Burnette
RCA Records AHL1-3613
1980

Dallas
The Incredible Hulk
Taxi
All In The Family
The Waltons
Little House On The Prairie 
The Young And The Restless
M•A•S•H
Laverne & Shirley
Knots Landing

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Recorded Live (And Then Some)! - Johnny Rivers

 

You Must Believe

Johnny Rivers
And I Known You Wanna Dance
Recorded Live (And Then Some)!
Producer: Lou Adler
Engineer: "Bones" Howe
Art Direction: Woody Woodward
Cover Photo: Ken Kim
Liner Photos: Guy Webster
Cover Concept: Lulu
IR Imperial - A Product Of Liberty Records
LP 9307
1966

Musicians:
Drums - Mickey Jones
Bass & Guitar - Chuck Day & Joe Osborn
Organ - Larry Knechtel

The Snake
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
You Must Believe
Uptight (Everything's Alright)
Respect
In The Midnight Hour
Secret Agent Man (from The CBS-TV Show "Secret Agent")
Every Day I Have To Cry
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
Foolkiller
Run For Your Life
You Dig

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book - Vol. 1

 

Let Yourself Go

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book
Vol. 1
Paul Weston and His Orchestra
Arrangements and Orchestra Conducted by Paul Weston
Produced by Norman Granz
Cover Photo: Herman Leonard
Art Direction: Sheldon Marks
Verve Records MG VS-6052
1960

From the back cover: Paul Weston, who wrote all the arrangements as well as conducted the orchestra for the Irving Berlin Song Book, recently was the subject of a newspaper article citing the fact that he had made more phonograph records than any other performer in America since he accompanied, for various record companies, such singers as Frankie Lanie, Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day, Jo Stafford, Margaret Whiting, Betty Hutton, Gordon MacRae and Johnny Ray. Besides this, Paul made so many mood music albums, such as "Music For Memories," "Music For Dreaming," "Music For Romancing," "Music For The Fireside," that he was once dubbed "Master Of Mood Music" in a Coronet Magazine profile. Obviously, then, Weston's background more than adequately prepared him for the task of accompanying Ella Fitzgerald and writing the kind of arrangements best evoking the moods inherent in the melodies written by Irving Berlin.

Let's Face The Music And Dance (from Follow The Fleet - 1936)
You're Laughing At Me (from On The Avenue - 1937)
Let Yourself Go (from Follow The Fleet - 1936)
You Can Have Him (from Miss Liberty - 1949)
Russian Lullaby (1927)
Puttin' On The Ritz (from Puttin' On The Ritz - 1929)
Get Thee Behind Me Satan (from Follow The Fleet - 1936)
Top Hat, White Tie And Tails (from Top Hat - 1935)
How About Me? (1928)
Cheek To Cheek (from Top Hat - 1935)
I Used To Be Color Blind (from Carefree - 1928)
Lazy (1924)
How Deep Is The Ocean How Hight Is The Sky (1932)
All By Myself (1921)
Remember (1925)

Saturday, July 24, 2021

2 Sides Of Winterhalter

 

Really O'Reilly

2 Sides Of Winterhalter
Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra
RCA Victor LPM-1905
1959

From the back cover: Winterhalter's experience dips back into the heart of the Swing Era. He studied violin and the reed instruments at St. Mary's High School in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and continued his musical ambitions while a student at Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He later became a big band musician but after several years left active playing to devote full energies to arranging. His work was played by bands such as those of Tommy Dorsey, Vaughn Monroe, Larry Clinton, Count Basie, Raymond Scott, Claude Thornhill, Will Bradley and Jimmy Dorsey. The singers for whom he has written orchestral settings include Frank Sinatra, Billy Eckstine, Dinah Shore, Tony Martin and Perry Como. – Ferris Benda

Warsaw Concerto
Gigi
Invitation
Laura
Intermezzo
Spellbound
All Of You
A Chap From Chappaqua
The Brothers Go To Mother's 
Really O'Reilly
I Still Get A Thrill (Thinking Of You)
One O'Clock Jump

Buck Owens Sings Harlan Howard

 

Keeper Of The Key

Buck Owens Sings Harlan Howard
Produced by Ken Nelson
Capitol Records STEREO ST 1482
1961

From the back cover: I first met Buck when he came to Nashville in 1957. At the time he was virtually unknown as a singer, although he had considerable reputation as a guitar player with Tommy Collins. (Buck had played on most of Tommy's hit Capitol records and had also appeared with him on the "Grand Ole Opry" in 1954.) But in 1959 Capitol released a record called "Under Your Spell Again," and this tune (written, incidentally, by Buck himself) became the first of many hits which have helped to establish Buck Owens as a full-fledged singing star in his own right. He was named by the music industry as the "Most Promising Country and Western Male Artist of the Year" for 1960, in addition to winning many other coveted awards.

One of Buck's greatest hits in 1961 was a tune called Foolin' Around, written by Buck and a brand new songwriting talent named Harlan Howard, whom Buck had met several years before in California. This young Kentuckian also crashed the big-time in 1959, the year in which his ballad Heartaches By The Number was chosen as the number one country song of the year. That fine tune was followed by such hits as I Don't Believe I'll Fall In Love Today, Pick Me Up On Your Way Down and another Owens-Howard collaboration titled Let's Agree To Disagree.

And while their respective careers flourished, the friendship between Buck Owens and Harlan Howard (both of whom were born in 1929) continued to grow over the years.  – Notes by Ralph Emery, WSM Radio, Nashville, Tennessee

Foolin' Around
Heartaches For A Dime
Heartaches By The Number
Let's Agree To Disagree
Keeper Of The Key
I Don't Believe I'll Fall In Love Today
Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
I'll Catch You When You Fall
Lyin' Again
The One You Slip Around With
Think It Over
Keys In The Mailbox