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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Memories Are Made Of These - Fontanna

They Say It's Wonderful
Memories Are Made Of These
Fontanna And His Orchestra

I Dream Of You
Embraceable You
In The Still Of The Night
I'm Getting Sentimental Over Your
September Song
I Can't Get Started
Falling Leaves
They Say It's Wonderful
When I Grow Too Old To Dream

Sounds Of Our Times Play Love Is Blue - Jack Pleis

A Whiter Shade Of Pale
The Sounds Of Our Times Play Love Is Blue
Arranged And Conducted By Jack Pleis
Music Supervised By George Cates
Album Produced By George Cates and Jack Pleis
Cover Photo / Capitol Photo Studio/Dick Brown
Capitol Records ST 2892

From the back cover: Jack Pleis was born in Philadelphia. His wide-ranging musical talents have taken him into television, records and films. In TV, he has functions as composer-arranger-conductor for "The Wild, Wild West" series, as well as for "Gunsmoke," "My Three Sons," and numerous TV commercials and cartoon shows. Pleis served as musical director for Decca Records for seven years, Columbia Records for two years and London Records for two years. He had conducted records for Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Harry Belafonte, Sammy Davis, Danny Kaye, Jerry Lewis, Eartha Kit, Carmen Cavallero, Karen Chandler, Teresa Brewer and many more stars. With Frank DeVol, he recently composed the hard-driving "Drive-In" theme for the motion picture "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?"

Love Is Blue
A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Live For Life
I Say A Little Prayer
Am I That Easy To Forget
The Look Of Love
By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Summer Rain
I Wish It Would Rain
Too Much Of Nothing

Friday, August 7, 2015

Mardi Gras In Dixie - Happy Go Dixie

St. James Infirmary
Synthetic Blues
Mardio Gras In Dixie
The Mardi Gras Dixielanders
Coronet Records CX-14

The Mardi Gras Dixielanders (credit appears on record label)
Parade Records SP-609

Terrific blend of small combo jazz, blues and Dixieland. Good stuff all the way through!

Bugle Call Rag
St. James Infirmary
When The Saints Go Marching In
Sweet Sue
Muskrat Ramble
Ballin' The Jack
Synthetic Blues