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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ruth Lyons 50/50 Club Christmas

Ruth Lyons
Christmas Albums
Candee Records, Cincinnati, OH - 196?

The Ruth Lyons 50/50 Club was a fixture on local radio and television for decades.

National talent of all types appeared on her show. David Letterman, Phil Donahue, Nelson Eddy, Ted Lewis, Pearl Bailey and Myron Cohen appeared on her show.

As a side note, Ruth Lyons Christmas Fund was a well known local charity who gave toys to children in hospitals at least as far away as the town I grew up in three hours north of Cincinnati. Because, in 1960 when I had my tonsils taken out, I remember receiving a toy from "Ruth".

Spaced Out - Enoch Light

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 
Enoch Light Presents
Spaced Out
Innovations In Stereo Sound The First New Concert Since The Percussion Era
Project 3 Records
The Total Sound - 4 Channel Stereo

Bond Street
Lover's Concerto
Knowing When To Leave
My Silent Song
Walk On By
Eleanor Rigby
A Little Fugue For You And Me
Norwegian Wood
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
What The World Needs Now Is Love
Petite Paulette
Get Back

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Featuring The Magic Moods of Andre Previn


Featuring The Magic Moods Of Andre Previn
Mike Di Napoli & Trio (Spilt Set)
Coronet Records CS-181

From the back cover: Andre Previn was born in Berlin, Germany, April 6, 1929. He began his musical studies in Europe. He came to the United States in 1939 and continued his studies in Los Angeles with several of the great men in the music field.

He has been composing and conducting film scores at MGM since 1949, except for two years 1950-51 which he spent in the army.

He has been nominated several times for Academy Awards, and is gifted classical, popular and jazz pianist.

He began being interested in jazz after hearing Art Tatum and realizing what could be down in jazz form. He has appeared on the concert stage and in night clubs with equal success.

His conviction "Jazz Is A Very Important And Genuine American Art Form" was strengthen in the 1950s when he heard Bud Powell and the late Charlie Parker.

Through his achievements in the last ten years he now ranks tops as a composer-conductor in the American musical field

I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling
Black And Blue
Squeeze Me
Esana Cani
Gypsy Dance
Brazilian Lament
Destine Me

Foreign Soundtrack Surf Cowboy Western Music

Wish Me A Rainbow - The Gunter Kallmann Chorus

Romantica (FCL-4235)
Wish Me A Rainbow
The Gunter Kallmann Chorus with Orchestra and Bells - Sung in English
4 Corners Of The World FCL-4235 & FCS-4235
Four Corners Records, New York, N.Y. -  A Division of Kapp Records
Recorded in Germany

Stangers In The Night
The More I See You
Wish Me A Rainbow
Lollipop And Roses
The Day The Rains Came
The Impossible Dream
Somewhere, My Love
You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
Beyond The Sea
If You Are But A Dream

Today's Top Hits

Way Down

Today's Top Hits - by The Homestead
Homestead Records
1977 By "Fantastic-F, Inc.

Here we have a budget exploitation record. The front cover and rear cover are EXACTLY the same. Sporting an cheesy stock photo. Nowhere on the jacket is there a track list.

The track "Way Down" is the last single Elvis put out before his death.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Belle-Aires

Ticket To Ride (The Beatles)
The Belle-Aires of Bellevue Hight School

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Electronic Hair Pieces

Electronic Hair Pieces
Mort Garson
A&M Records

The album art appears on the cover of "Incredibly Strange Music Volume II."

Mort Garson experimental Moog synth project.

Monday, February 8, 2010