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Saturday, June 21, 2014

My Body Is My Own!

My Body Is My Own!
Volume 2
Kid Stuff KKS 1027-LP

This record came with a coloring book titled "It's OK To Say No!" (missing from the copy I found).

Friday, June 20, 2014

Maderas Musicales - Marimba Chiapas

Maderas Musicals
Marimba Chiapas
Musart D452

La Pekinesa
Te Odio Y Te Quiero
Espuma De Champangne
La Burbuja
El Taconazo
Orgullo De Mujer
Disco, Tocame Aquella Pieza

Monday, June 16, 2014

The New Old Refrain - Dick Kesner

A Perfect Day
The "New" Old Refrain
Dick Kesner And His Magic Stradivarius
Coral Records CRL 57360

From Billboard - February 20, 1961: Kesner, of Lawrence Welk fame and his violin are nicely showcased here on a group of old tunes by Fritz Kreisler and others of his era – Carrie Jacobs Bond, Victor Herbert, Dvorak, etc. Rich, romantic wax with fine performances by Kesner.

Also see Amor Latino.

The Old Refrain
I Love You Truly
Just A Wearyin' For You
Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life
Stars In My Eyes
Songs My Mother Taught Me
Might Lak' A Rose
Caprice Viennois
A Perfect Day

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Julie London

Julie London
Liberty LRP 3096

From Billboard - May 26, 1958: Soft-voiced Julie London works up a fine romance here with a nice set of relaxed jazz standards, showcased perfectly by unobtrusive but well-done backings by Jimmy Rowles' ork. Her sultry off-beating on "Daddy" is enough to make any red-blooded deejay race to his turntable, and the cover shot of leggy Miss London relaxing in a wire chair in a set of Baby Doll pajamas, will play havoc with masculine blood pressures.

From the back cover: Long have we suspected that your roots were embedded in jazz -- here is proof positive. Impeccable as is the intonation and phrasing, none of the famous London approach of a basic honesty is sacrificed. And, Julie, to my mind this bespeaks true artistry. No matter how great the mood, how swinging the beat, we believe each word that you tell me. – Si Waronker

I second the above and say again, "…we believe each word you tell me." Outstanding arrangements and London's smokey voice in top form.

Somebody Loves Me
Dream Of You
Bye Bye Blackbird
Free And Easy
All My Life
When The Red, Red Robbin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along
Midnight Sun
You'er Getting To Be A Habit With Me
Don'cha Go Way Mad
For You.