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Friday, December 20, 2013

Guitars Woodwinds & Bongos - Al Caiola

Guitars Woodwinds & Bongos
Al Caiola And Orchestra
Produced by Don Costa
United Artists Ultra Audio
WW 7503

Nice book-fold jacket and ping-pong/light pop/percussion set styled after Command early 60s releases. United Artists employed many of the same top notch session musicians to work on this fine album, including the prolific session guitarist, Tony Mottola.

Personel: Bob Rosengarden - Drums, Jerry Bruno - Bass, George Devens, Edwin Costa, Phil Kraus and Arthur Marotti - Percussion, Moe Wechsler - Piano, Romeo Penque, Phil Bodner and Gerald Sanfino - Saxophone, John Pizzarelli, Tony Mottola, Don Arnone, Al Casamente, Arthur Ryerson and James Mitchell - Guitar.

Give Me The Simple Life
I May Be Wrong But I Think You're Wonderful
Steel Guitar Rag
Bernie's Tune
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
Jeepers Creepers
Dance Of The Spanish Onion
Gypsy In My Soul
Petite Waltz
Too Marvelous For Words
Tango Boogie

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the credits here. I often think that the rah-rah supporters of "The Wrecking Crew" of L.A. should hear stuff like this record before they poo-poo New York session artists of back in the day.
    I need to know though, was it Don Costa who did the arrangements? I'm thinking it might be since he was the house arranger for United Artists Records at the time.
    -- -TRM


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