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This is another engaging effort that features a blend of approaches.
From the back cover: Born 12 years apart and following separate musical careers until Mercury teamed them to record Golden Wildwood Flower (which became their first hit), Tom and Jerry had little in common except their home state, Louisiana, and their virtuosity on the guitar.
The cover looks budget, but the music is nice atomic light pop. This album may have been released on Time with different cover art and featuring Jerome Kern's name on the cover. Kern's name can't be found on this release.
Little Girl Blue
The Best Thing For You
Moonlight Becomes You
Let There Be Love
Produced By Creed Taylor
From the back cover: Ranked by leading jazz authority Leonard Feather as "one of the major trombone products of bop, a pace setter in 1945 and still a major (jazz) influence," trombonist Kai Winding has spent the past three years doubling in brass as leader of his own instrumental combo and musical director of Playboy's Manhattan hutch (...since signing on as Playboy's Top Trombone in 1962).
This recording featuring outstanding engineering. The music is smooth and cool light pop or big band swing jazz instrumentals to include several male choral vocal tunes. The featured sample is the more energetic/space age tune found on the LP.
Walk On The Wild Side
It's All Right
Stella By Starlight
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
Cugat Plays Continental Hits
Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra
Mercury Records f:35d Perfect Presence Sound PSS 6021
Hot Cha! I've said this before, Cugat is my favorite space age Latin music maker. This album is another shinning example of great period lounge with the track titled Apache going above and beyond the call of cool. Cugat could have done an entire album with approach and it would be a total classic today.
And of course, Mercury's engineering from this period is top notch.
Mack The Knife
Never On A Sunday
The 3rd Man Theme
Wonderland By Night
The Poor People Of Paris
The vibe ranges, on this album, from light to moody. The album plays through well and is best listened to as a complete work. These albums demonstrates Carroll's depth as an arranger-composer.
From Billboard - February 16, 1959: Here's an excellent sound package for stereo and hi-fi addicts, a sequel to Carroll's "Percussion in Hi-Fi" album, this LP spotlights a different category of percussion instruments on each selection. Cuban percussion instruments on "The Peanut Vendor," Chinese percussion instruments on "Chinatown My Chinatown," etc. A strong entry with excellent performances by standout percussionists.
Chinatown By Chinatown
Bells And Little Bells
Maria Cha - Cha
George Washington Slept Here
The Bell's Of St. Mary's
Xylo - Calypso
The Young Folk '72
Edmar Records ELPS 1114
Distributed in Bermuda by Harrington Hundreds, Bermuda
Distributed by Caravan Records Sales LTD. Albert, ONT.
From the back cover: The leader of The Young Folk is Gary Simons, he is also an accomplished songwriter having written four selections on this L.P. The group have only been together for one year and things are beginning to happen for them.
Simons age is listed as 17 on the back cover. Group member ages range from 15 to 19.
The album came with a Caravan marketing flyer featuring the Edmar catalog of island flavored acts. It's hard to fathom how The Young Folk fit into the Edmar family of recording artists.
One sample track above, Purple, was written by Simons.
Catch The Wind
Ticket To Ride
Until It's Time For You To Go
He's Everything To Me
My Home Town