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Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Best Songs Of Today

Something - Bobbie Vinton

Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - The Ed Sullivan Singers
The Best Songs Of Today
Columbia Special Products CA-10465

What usually arrives in charity/thrift store shops in pristine shape, is over priced by staff as they scrawl, on the cover, the price with a chunky black marker? What is thrown into the record bin to have the box brutalized by costumer handling? Boxed music sets like this. Eventually, I think most must be thrown out. No one wants them. Neither do I. Or do I? Driven to look at the track list just to make sure that there that I'm not missing out on any interesting light pop covers I find that one of the four records in the set is dedicated to Beatles covers. And there are other gems to be found on this pop/mood collection including obscurities like Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In by The Ed Sullivan Singers.

Overall, this set is a nice collection of period Columbia "mood/pop" samples. Respect the box set.

Music Of The Times

MacArthur Park - Robert Goulet
Honey, Come Back - Jonny Mathis
Up, Up & Away - Ray Conniff & The Singers
Help Me Make It Through The Night - Jerry Vale
By The Time I Get To Phoenix - Charlie Byrd
Didn't We - Jimmy Wisner Sound
For The Good Times - O. C. Smith
Witchita Linemand - Peter Nero
Sunday Morning Comin' Down - Lynn Anderson
Galveston - Jim Nabors

The Beatles Beat

Elanor Rigby - The Percy Faith Strings
Michelle - John Davison
Variation On The Theme "Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da" - Peter Nero
My Sweet Lord - Johnny Mathis
Lady Madonna - Andre Kostelanetz & His Orchestra
Fool On The Hill - Andre Kostelanetz & His Orchestra
Something - Bobbie Vinton
Norwegian Wood - Charlie Byrd
Hey Jude - Ray Conniff & The Singers
Let It Be - Jerry Vale

A Bacharach & Simon Musicale

Do You Know The Way To San Jose - Percy Faith & His Orchestra
One Less Bell To Answer - Vikki Carr
Mrs. Robinson - Andre Kostelanetz & His Orchestra
Bridge Over Trouble Water - Ray Conniff & The Singers
Walk On By - Johnny Mathis
59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - Percy Faith & His Orchestra
This Guy's In Love With You - Jerry Vale
Scarborough Fair/Canticle - Peter Nero
Sounds Of Silence - Ray Conniff & The Singers
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - John Davidson

Great Favorites Of The 60's

Desafinado - Joe Harnell & The Band
Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet - Johnny Mathis
Mame - Andre Kostelanetz & His Orchestra
Angel Of The Morning - Charlie Byrd
Somewhere My Love - Robert Goulet
Those Were The Days - Percy Faith & His Orchestra
Honey - Patti Page
Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - The Ed Sullivan Singers
Born Free - Jon Barry Orchestra

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