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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Tahitian Percussion

Tahitian Percussion
The Tahitian Percussionists and Exotic Voices
AL-FI C 4075

Friday, April 9, 2010

Persuasive Percussion Volumes 1,2,3,4

Enoch Light
Command Record
Persuasive Percussion Series

I've posted each album individually with a sample. You can link to those pages by clicking the links below the images.

Persuasive Percussion Volume 2 - Terry Synder

Out Of Nowhere
Persuasive Percussion
Volume 2
Terry Snyder and The All Stars
Produced By Enoch Light
Associate Producer: Julie Klages
Recording Chief: Robert Fine
Mastering: George Piros
Art Director: Charles E. Murphy
Cover Art: Barbara Jean Brown
Command Records RS 808SD

From the inside cover (book-fold): Persuasive Percussion, volume 2 is the first of these further explorations, a set in which both the performing musicians and arranger (Lew) Davies move with greater knowledge, greater confidence and greater understanding of the almost limitless potential of this exciting new and different approach to music.

Terry Synder assembled three different groups to play these selections. Group One is a large orchestra with full reed, brass and rhythm sections as well as three percussionists (Synder; that fabulous expert in Latin American drumming, Willie Rodriquez; and the versatile Artie Marotti). Group Two uses only a single saxophone, trumpet and trombone plus a rhythm section and, again, three drummers – Synder, Marotti and, in place of Rodriquez, the all-but-legendary jazz drummer, Don Lamond. Group Three is built around a four man percussion section (Synder, Rodriquez, Ted Sommer and Doug Allen) with an expanded rhythm section (two guitars, accordion, bass and piano) and a single saxophone.

Blue Is the Night
Blue Tango
Miami Beach Rhumba
Yours Is My Heart Alone
In A Persian Market
Mambo Jambo
Dearly Beloved
Lu Cucaracha
Rocka Bongto Boogie
Lady Of Spain
Out Of Nowhere

Yellow Bird - Arthur Lyman

Yellow Bird
Arthur Lyman

The first copy of this alum that I found came with a yellow disc label. I wasn't happy with the quality of that record so I purchased another copy. The new copy came featuring a red label on the disc inside a book-fold, rather than a single jacket

Apparently, HIFI was sold to Everest Records around 1965 and the Life Series Label was changed to yellow. This record was reissued in a jacket that looked exactly the same, except that the word "STEREO" was added to the top of the back jacket and cover was printed as a single, not a gate fold jacket design.

Dates of reissue would have to be after 1965, although I can't pin point the date.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Guatemalan Marimbas

La Calle Del Sol
Guatemalan Marimbas
Maderas De Mi Terra Orchestra Of Guatemala City Directed By Higinio Ovalle Bethancourt
Capitol Records T10170