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Friday, October 25, 2013

Lonely Night - Eddie Calvert

What Is This Thing Called Love?
Lonely Night
Eddie Calvert
The Man With The Golden Trumpet
With Norrie Paramor
His Strings And Orchestra
Capital Records T10007

Nice cover that nicely sets the tone for the music.

Also check out the Calvert 10 inch, "I Love" on Essex.

From the back cover: The Man With The Golden Trumpet, England's Eddie Calvert, needs little introduction to U.S.A. and Canada listeners.

Calvert has conceived a powerful, emotion-packed album with "Lonely Night." Playing his soulful solo trumpet against the rich and resonant orchestra of Norris Paramor, Eddie achieves the moods and vagaries of a lonesome lover with sensitively performed arrangements of the best of Cole Porter, Vernon Duke, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, and other topflight composers – all best this twentieth century has yet produced. 

Not all of Calvert's playing is depictive of unrequited love, moreover. For no matter how blue the night, how alone the lover, Calvert's music reflects the unflagging optimism and hope that all sweethearts hold dear. "Falling In Love With Love" is a prize example. In Calvert's skilled hands this classic Richard Rodgers melody adds warmth – brightness – to the "Lonely Night" atmosphere.

Calvert's life has always centered around music, and musicians. His father was a Preston cobbler who played cornet in the village brass band. At 5, Eddie started music lessons. Throughout World War II he piloted a tank in the British Army. Discharged with an injury, Eddie first began to attract attention in music as featured trumpet soloist with the Joe Loss orchestra in London.

Then came his first records, in 1951, for the British Columbia label all under his own name. Not yet 35, Eddie by now has dominated the best selling record charts for several years not only in England, but in France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. In the vast North American market his "Oh Main Papa" sold in excess of one million copies.

Now, Eddie Calvert offers his first long-playing album to further establish his golden trumpet. "Lonely Night" reflects just that, a lonely night, and the music that flowingly emanates from the compatible Calvert-Paramor collaboration carefully depicts the long and lonely nocturnal hours experienced by everyone who has loved, or been loved.

Easy To Love
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Taking A Chance On Love
Falling In Love With Love
Love In Bloom
The Man I Love
Why Do I Love You?
One Night Of Love
A Little Love, A Little Kiss
Love Is The Sweetest Thing
Love Me Or Leave Me

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Children's Missionary Adventure Stories

David Livingston And The Savages/Lion
Children's Missionary Adventure Stories
Zondervan Recording ZLP-638

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Tender Touch - Sunset Strings

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
The Tender Touch
Sunset Strings
Synthetic Plastics - NS 2500

One of a series of Sunset Strings albums produced by Synthetic Plastics. No musical surprises, but the covers feature fun period portraits.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Rhumba With Cugat

Anna Boroco Tinde
Rhumba With Cugat
Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra
Columbia Records B-54

This is 3 record 45 EP set (although the side numbers suggests 4) featuring early Cugat instrumentals and vocal tracks.

2. Yo Ta Namora - Vocal by Miguelito Valdes
3. Acerate Mas - It Must Be A Dream - Vocal by Carmen Castillo
4. Negra Leono - Vocal by Miguelito Valdes
5. La Cumparsa - Carnival Procession
6. Incertidumbre - Lamp Of Memory - Vocal by Carmen Castillo
7. Anna Boroco Tinde - Vocal by Miguelito Valdes