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Saturday, June 1, 2013

I Can't Stop Loving You!

Our Day Will Come
Release Me
Modern Sound MS 523

More Modern Sound covers fun!

Everybody Loves A Clown

Everybody Loves A Clown
Every Little Bit Hurts
You're The One
Modern Sound MS 1016

More budget Modern Sound covers fun!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Another Modern Sound Album With No Title

Get Off My Cloud
Modern Sound MS 1017

More budget Modern Sound fun!

Discotheque A Go Go

Come On On
Come On And Swim
Discotheque A Go Go
Modern Sound MS 540

More Modern Sound budget covers fun!

Honey And Other Great Hits

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
Daydream Believer
Honey And Other Great Hits
Modern Sound MS 591

More budget covers fun from Modern Sound

Sandra Manning Sings Harper Valley P.T.A.

The Beat Goes On
Sign Of The Times
Sandra Manning Sings Harper Valley P.T.A.
Modern Sound MS 598

Here we have another budget record from Modern Sound, a company who released a number of albums by nameless studio artists. Frequently the album covers featured no art, but only the track titles in large type. On this cover, however, MS features the vocalist's name. MS must have thought they had found an artist worth marketing.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Piano Interpretations By Bud Powell

Willow Groove
Piano Interpretations By Bud Powell
Norgran Records MG N-1077

From the back cover: Powell's trio includes George Duvivier, bassist who has toured with such artists as Pearl Bailey, Lena Horne and Billy Eckstine; and drummer Art Taylor, who has also been heard with Coleman Hawkins and Buddy De Franco.

I was drawn to this album by the dynamic cover art by David Stone Martin

East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)
Heart And Soul
Willow Groove
Crazy Rhythm
Williow Weep For Me
Bean And The Boys
Stairway To The Stars