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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Dancing And Dreaming - Jay Norman

In The Still Of The Night
Dancing And Dreaming
Volume 2
The Jay Norman Quintet
Concert Disc CS-35

Follow up to Dancing And Dreaming featuring Jay Norman - piano, Chuck Calzaretta - vibes, Claude Scheiner - guitar, Max Mariash - drums and Lew Skalinder - bass.

Nice and jazzy piano driven small combo set.

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
Just One Of Those Things
The Last Time I Saw Paris
You Do Something To Me
Blue Moon
In The Still Of The Night
Love Is Here To Stay
Three Little Words
Someone To Watch Over Me

Dance Party

Dance Party Vol. 1
Grand Prix Series K-402

"Discotheque" budget compilation with no focus, but track list includes a few curious "jazz" accordion tunes including the sample posted above.

Jesus Christ Superstar - Percy Faith

Percy Faith
Jesus Christ Super Star
Produced, arranged and conducted by Percy Faith
Columbia C31042

Pleasant orchestrated light approach that features mild period pop overtones. The back cover advertises "Percy Faith, His Orchestra and Chorus. I hear no "chorus/vocals" on any of the tracks.

Heaven On Their Minds
What's The Buzz
Everything's Alright
Simon Zealotes
Pilate's Dream
The Temple
I Don't Know How To Love Him
The Trial Before Pilate
Superstar (Reprise)

Midnight Moods - Norman Roye

The Breeze And I

Norman Roye At The Wurlitzer Electronic Organ
Plays Midnight Moods
Design Records

From the back cover: Norman Roye, a naturalized American was born in Toronto, Canada on July 7th, 1927. Written in numerals that's 7/7/27. Norman says "Anyone with that many sevens in their birthdays would be a fool not to believe in numerology"... He first came to New York as accompanist for one of Canada's finest young musical comedy artists, Miss Wendy Martin. Wendy was giving through to entering the night club field and Norman felt that she had such an excellent chance of becoming one of the brighter lights in the nightclub field that he left his job at the fashionable "Gaiete" where he not only played piano and conducted, but stage the rather extensive stage presentations and followed Miss Martin into the States. Mr. Roye here shows his versatility by offering a group of melodies in a Midnight Mood... Soft, seductive music, coaxed from the electronic Wurlitzer by this magician of the organ keyboard. – Abbot Lutz

Don't Worry About Me
Full Moon
When I Look At You
The Breeze And I
Moon Mood
Flowing Chiffon
Stephen Foster Medley
I'm Just A Guy In Love

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Music From The Movies 1958 - Ramon Duval

Another Time Another Place
Music From The Movies
Ramon Duval And His Orchestra
Mercury Wing SRW 12501 & MGW 12136

Same album, released with cover modifications, in stereo. The sample is from the stereo release.

Days Of Wine And Roses - Don Costa

Days Of Wine And Roses
Days Of Wine And Roses
Don Costa And His Orchestra
Harmony Columbia
HS 11147

Previously released material found on Hollywood Premiere and Hits Hits Hits.

Days Of Wine And Roses
Baby Elephant Walk
My Romance
Theme From Lisa
Gone With The Wind
Call Me Irresponsible
Can't Get Used To Losing You
Love Theme From Lolita
My Foolish Heart
Theme From Mutiny On The Bounty