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Friday, October 18, 2013

Please Tell Me A Story - Aunt Theresa

The Haunted House
Aunt Theresa
Please Tell Me A Story
Zondervan Recordings ZLP 678

The Leopard
The Haunted House
Not So Silly
The Piece Of Wood That Talked
Lost Mittens
Pickling Berries
Driving The Car

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Stanley Applewaite Plays In The Still Of The Night

All Of You
Stanley Applewaite Plays
In The Still Of The Night
Music Of Cole Porter
George Norman Orchestra
Design DLP 36

There are several reverb laden vocal tracks on this album, but no mention if Applewaite is the vocalist.

From the back cover: Born in Sheffordshire in 1925, this young pianist made his professional debut at a local music hall at the tender age of nine. He played piano and recited "The Ballad of Lower Ipswich," a twenty minute long piece of saccharine prose written by his great Uncle Harry Applewaite. The short piano section was met with an enthusiastic response. The long dissertation concerning the problems of horsecarman in Lower Ipswich was greeted with nothing but a dull lull...

He is currently conducting the Norton Green Symphonia and has recently signed to score and conduct a new musical movie based on the life of Henry the Eighth.

You're The Tops
Begin The Beguine
In The Still Of The Night
Long Ago And Far Away
Just One Of Those Things
Dancing In The Dark
Anything Goes
I've Got You Under My Skin
All Of You
C'est Magnifique/Paris Night
I Only Have Eyes For You

Dance Break - Luis Arcaraz

Un Minuto
Dance Break
Luis Arcaraz And His Orchestra
RCA LPM-1612

From the back cover: ...Luis has on three occasions received Gold Records, the greatest tribute for an artist, from RCA Victor Mexicana. In addition, Luis has won three prizes for outstanding merit as a composer.

In Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, the United States and other countries of the Americas this sensational orchestra has been overwhelmingly received.

Un Minuto
De Corazon a Corazon
As de Corazones
Quinto Patio
Munequita de Esquire
Sombra Verde

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

La La La - Raymond Lefevre

I'll Never Leave You
La La La
He Gives Me Love
Raymond Lefevre And His Orchestra
Four Corners Records FCS-4250

Engaging string based mood featuring lots of 60s space age touches. This album was released on the heels of Lefevre's hit "Soul Coaxing".

La La La
I'm Coming Home
San Francisco
I'll Never Leave You
The World We Knew
I Love You. You Love Me
The Days Of Pearly Spencer
If I Only Had Time
The Last Waltz

The Steel Bandits

The Steel Bandits
Decca DL4794

From the back cover: Murray Narell, the father of the first and second lead players, is a social worker who was the director of "Operation Street Corner" at Lower East Side settlement house. He saw in steel drums – the making and playing of them – a way to channel the vast energies of street gangs into constructive ends. In a short time, twenty different bands composed of boys and girls of various ages were making music within the walls of the settlement house. Eventually, some of the bands went out into the community to give benefit performances, to gather applause and give pleasure to their friends and neighbors. Other settlement houses followed suit.

A Taste Of Honey
I Wish You Love
Compare Pedro Juan
Spanish Flea
Begin The Beguine
Yellow Bird
Waltz Of The Flowers
Love Me With All Your Heart
The Happy Bandit

Monday, October 14, 2013

Echoing Voices And Trombone - Don Costa

Echoing Voices And Trombones
Don Costa
Arranged and Produced by Don Costa
Ultra Audio WWS 8501

From the notes: This album was one of the biggest challenges Costa ever faced As Costa states it, "I didn't want to record merely another percussion album. Instead I tried to create a truly exciting musical album, one that would be a pleasure to listen to for its musical ideas, as well as one that would interest hi-fidelity and stereo fans. In this album I used voices as a section of the orchestra and treated them as I would treat the brass or reed section of a large band.

Don Costa - Leader
Bob Rosengarden, Don Lamond Terry Synder and Jerry Bruno - Drums
Moe Wechsler - Piano
George Devens and Joseph Venuto - Percussion
Al Caiola and John Piaazrelli - Guitar
Thomas Mitchell, Bobby Byrne, Bobby Alexander, Chauncey Welsch, Urbie Green and Richard Hixon - Trombone

Day In And Day Out
Deed I Do
The Breeze And I
Just In Time
But Not For Me
I'm Beginning To See The Light
Echo Of Love
Opus No. 1
Thou Swell
Nice Work If You Can Get IT