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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Airport Love Theme - Vincent Bell

The Shadow Of Your Smile
Airport Love Theme
Vincent Bell
Decca Records DL 75212

This is one of two Vincent Bell albums that I've run across. You might want to check out The Best Of Vincent Bell.

Both albums are excellent. I wasn't able to date the release of The Best Of Vincent Bell. That album obviously predates this one and is "exotica" in sound. This album is very "60s" and relies heavily on the "watery" guitar sound that Bell created and was used to contribute to the success of Ferrante and Teicher's hit recording of Midnight Cowboy. 

Bell was a prolific studio musician who worked along side of the likes of Al Caiola and Tony Mottola.

He designed guitars for Danelectro, Coral and other companies.

Bell's work is somewhat understated in this funky easy listening effort. He used guitar/effects to augment and make the overall sound unique. This is a great album.

Airport Love Theme
Marilyn's Theme
Theme From "The Damned"
Loss Of Love (Theme From "Sunflower")
Farewell, Farewell
Everybody's Talkin
Darling Lili
Love Theme From "Romeo & Juliet"
The Shadow Of Your Smile (Love Theme From "The Sandpiper")


  1. Yes! That watery guitar sound! Unfortunately you don’t hear experimental sounds like that in music nowadays, or not very often.

  2. Love guitar instrumentals and this one is awesome!


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