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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Love Is Blue

Whiter Shade Of Pale
Love Is Blue
Academy Award Orchestra
Somerset SF-29900

This is the second budget album on Somerset I've found featuring the same photo, promoting the same studio group. See Gold Award Hit's 67.

The music is cobbled together from other sources. I recognized a tune titled Malibu Sun which is found on Guitars Galore and credited to Monty Kelly. Even though the record appears to be a collection and reissues from 101 Strings LPs it's sort of fun.

Polynesian Percussion

Tahitian Festival
Polynesian Percussion
Chango And The Polynesians
Directional Sound
Premier Albums DM 5012

Budget book-fold album jacket styled based on the minimalist a design trend created by Enoch Light's label, Command. Easy on "space age" percussion, none-the-less energetic and fresh sounding  "island" music.

Marcelle A Havine
Minoi, Minoi
Vana Vana
Tahitian Festival
Tanga Tika
Wavine Anamite
Cafe Au Lait
Maruru A Vaw

Friday, April 6, 2012

Impelling Dances Of Our Times - Enoch Light

And I Love Her
Impelling Dances Of Our Times
Enoch Light And His Orchestra
Command ABC RSSD 979-2

Here's a two record set released on Command after ABC purchased Light's label and started to cheapen the product. The jacket is a single pocket with the two records inside rather than the fancy book-fold normally produced by Command. The title is lackluster, especially for the early 70s and the cover art is dull and pointless. The music is probably reissued (Re-Produced for Two-Fer's by Don Thorn). However, all of the tunes play as though they were recorded together for this release, rather than cobbled together from various projects.

With all that said, the music is very good. As heard in the samples above, the collection features that 60s light pop Enoch Light touch that anyone who collects his works knows and loves.

A1Dream Lover
Down By The Riverside
Tintarella Di Luna
Hello, Dolly!
If I Had A Hammer
C'mon And Swim
Night Train
I Want To Hold Your Hand
And I Love Her
Ya Ya
Lemon Merengue
Watermelon Man
Want To Be Happy
Love Potion Number Nine
Too Many Fish In The Sea
The Girl From Ipanema
Come See About Me
Feel Fine
Eight Days A Week
The Jerk
Easy Baby, Go Easy Baby
Any Way You Want It
La Bostella