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Friday, April 10, 2015

El Fabuloso Pancho Charro Avitia

El Patas Blancas
El Fabuloso Pancho Charro Avitia
Dimsa DML-1004
Alco Reseach & Engineering Inc. for Orfeon Records - Los Angeles, Calif.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Nation's Top Tunes - Al Garry

Come Closer To Me - Bob Robins
The Nation's Top Tunes
Al Garry And His Orchestra
Parade Record Co. (both disc labels)
(Caravan Records - logo printed on top cover example)
SP 202

Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu
Come Closer To me
Early In The Morning
Are You Really Mine
Stupid Cupid
Do You Wanna Dance
Western Movies

Dance With The Latin Champions - Joe Loss

Yester-me, Yester-you, Yesterday
Dance With The Latin Champions
Joe Loss And His Orchestra
From The Empire Ballroom, London Englan
Arrangements by Alan Moorhours
Telemark Dance Records S 6397

Pictured on the cover: Bob Bedeiros and "Sheryn" who won the North American Latin Championship (1970).

They will be members of the American team in the Country Team Match at the British Championships in May 1971 and have been invited to demonstrate at the World Dancing Congress in the same month.

Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
My Cheri Amour
The Happy Trumpeter
Bridge Over Trouble Water
The Champ
Yester-me, Yester-you, Yesterday
Can't Help Falling In Love
Sugar, Sugar
If You Love Me
Love Grows
Wand'rin Star

Monday, April 6, 2015

Hollywood Gold

Love Is Just A Mile Away
No Easy Way Down
Hollywood Gold
Rainbow Records

My Country Music Dreams - Norman Rayman
Ancient Mysteries - Speedboat (aka - Shoehorn Shirt-Sleeves)
All I Know - James M. Smith
Don't Let The Blues Bring Me Down - Bruce Bitkoff
I Wish I Were Your Friend - Joseph A. DeLucia
Ready To Toll - Dan Cloutier
When I Love Come Around You - Bill Kelley
American Car Dealer's Christmas - P. T. Harman
Got No Woman - Gregory Lee Arledge
One Little Mistake - Nanci McCall
Love Is Just A Mile Away - David R. Garcia
Take My Keys Away - Dan Cloutier
Summer - J.J. and Rose Yockman
No Easy Way Down - Gregory Lee Arledge
My Son - Karen Buak
Heart Points - Marguerite Davis/Arthur Vasquez

Machinations - Marvin Stamm

Bleaker Street
Marvin Stamm
Arranged and Conducted by Johnny Carisi
Produced by Johnny Carisi and Esmond Edwards
Recorded at A&R Studios in New York on April 16, 23 and 24, 1968

Wedding Dance
Bleaker Street
Flute Thing
Jes' Plain Bread
The March Of The Siamese Children

Side By Side - The Barry Sisters

Side By Side
The Barry Sisters
Produced by Joe Reisman
Arrangements by Stan Applebaum and Richard Wess
Special Vocal Arrangements by Hal Kanner
Roulette SR 25136

Tracks are available at your usual download sites, so I will not be posting a sample. Autumn Leaves was my favorite band.

Terrific cover art and nice set featuring strong solo moments which outshine the harmonies.

From the back cover: This album is dedicated to Ed Sullivan, one of the kindest, most generous human beings it has ever been our privilege to know. It was Ed's helping hand and belief in us that made this album possible" – Claire and Merna Barry.

Also from the back cover: From childhood, the busy Barrys have serenaded first radio, then supper club, T.V. and theatre audiences with their multi-lingual exuberance, reaching new heights with Ed Sullivan's All-Star Caravan in the U.S.S.R. Good buddy, Sullivan, whose top-rated television show afforded the sisters their greatest single show biz' triumph had himself an Iron Curtain smash in the Barry's, who literally tore down The Kremlin with a rip-roaring Western medley… which only goes to prove that all you need are ears to hear with, and eyes to see with, and makes no difference – Yank, Britisher, Ruski, or Hottentot, the Barry Sisters have it made.

From Billboard - December 5, 1960: The gals who scored quite a trump in the Soviet Union last summer thanks to TV's Ed Sullivan, devote this album to him as they offer a varied program of familiar tunes, done in their unique vocal harmony style. One really offbeat band has a Chinese version of Who's Sorry Now. Fans of the act will find the duo at their best here with fine arrangements by Dick Wess and Stan Applebaum.

Around The World
Cry Me A River
Why Don't You Do Right
Come' Prima
Ciao Ciao Bambina
Who's Sorry Now
I'm A Fool To Want You
Bill Bailey, Won't You Come Home
Autumn Leaves
It's Alright With Me