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Saturday, January 10, 2015
Great Italian Hits
Dom Cortese & Co.
Monitor MFS 706
Surprisingly good, although at times uneven, space age pop accordion set, helped along by the following pro studio group.
Dom Cortese - Accordion
Al Caiola - Electric Guitar
Phil Bodner - Winds
Robert Haggart - Bass Guitar
Allen Hanlon - Guitar/Mandolin
William Lavorgna - Percussion
The set is available online as "Summertime In Venice" featuring different cover art (so I will not be posting a sample).
'Na Voce 'Na Chitarra
Munesterio 'E Santa Chiara
Scalinatello (Stairway To The Sea)
Mariarosa Alla Festa Va!
Anema E Core
Ciao Ragazzi, Ciao (Goodbye, Boys, Goodbye)
A Man Without Love (Quando M'Innamoro)
Vagabond Lover (O Sarracino)
Only With You (lo Sono Te)
Summertime in Venice Tempo D' Estate (a Venezia)
I Can't Stop Running Away
The Now Sound Of Sandi & Salli
Arranged by Frank Scott & Bob Smale
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
Put A Little Love In Your Heart
Early In The Morning
For Once In My Life
I'll Never Fall In Love Again
Try A Little Kindness
We'll Make It To The Moon
I Can't Stop Running Away
George Abdo and his Flames Of Araby Orchestra
Music Of The Near East
Cover models: Dancer Kazandra, Vina and Tom Haddad
Produced by Rik Tinory
Recorded at RFT Music Productions
The Flames Of Araby Record Company
The set is available online as part of the Monitor catalog (so I will not be posting a sample) featuring an image from the Monitor vinyl release (MFS 721).
This release seems to be a more obscure release/cover (self-produced?).
The set is a good one, in the sense that the engineering is excellent compared to many of these more traditional "near east" recordings.
El Badree (Dance and Rejoice)
Ilhak Halak (Beware of Love)
Ya Wail (Don't Play With Fire)
Dance: Flames of Araby
Ya Karim Allaly (Under the Grapevine)
Al Asforieh (You're Driving Me Crazy)
Shuty Ya Dini (Rains of Spring)
Do Oul Mazahir (A Taste of Wine)
Arabic Fantasy (Dance)
Ya Gameel (Arabic Love Ballad)
Cha Cha On Parade (Castellanos)
All The World Is Going Cha Cha (Rossi)
La Playa Sextet
Mardi Gras Records, Inc. - N.Y.C.
Peppy period Cha Cha split set (Castellanos/Rossi) featuring this smoking hot cover art and one solo vocal track that sounds like filler if you compare the sound to rest of the set (sample above). The vocalist might be "Sonny Rossi"(?).
International Cha Cha Cha
Como Como Cha Cha
Say Say Merengue
Pla Pla Pla Cha Cha
Cha Cha On Parade
Italian Boy Cha Cha Cha
Coa Coa Cha Cha
Heart And Soul Cha Cha Cha
Shoemaker's Cha Cha
All The World Is Going Cha Cha