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Monday, August 26, 2013

Politely Percussive - Dick Schory

Playboy's Theme
Politely Percussive
Dick Schory's Percussion Pops Orchestra
RCA Victor LSP-2736

Outstanding early 60s percussive pop arrangements that play in the "dynagroove" all the way through!

From the back cover: Dick Schory's first album, Music For Bang, Baa-Boom and Harp, released in 1958, hit the best-seller charts and is said to have been a major factor in touching off the whole hi-fi/stereo percussion craze. His last album, Supercussion, is a Dynagroove whing-ding – on the charts almost the moment of release.

Featured on drums is Joe Morello of Dave Brubeck fame, and top percussionists Bobby Christian and Gary Burton with some very tasty vibe work. Robert Wessberg is outstanding on tuba phone (a soft marimba-like instrument).

For sell-out audiences around the country that have made Dick Schory's "Percussion Pops Orchestra" one of the leading concert attractions (twenty musicians playing over 200 brass, woodwind, string and percussion instruments!), this album constitutes an interesting change of pace.

I Get A Kick Out Of You
Playboy's Theme
Baby Bossa Nova
Satin Doll
Baubles, Bangles And Beads
Quiet Bossa Nova
Sleepy TIme Gal
Little Brown Jug
Night Train

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