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Friday, August 21, 2015

Summer Wind

Canadian Sunset
Summer Wind
The Columbia Musical Treasuries Orchestra And Chorus
Columbia Record Club

California Dreamin'
I Will Wait For You
Summer Wind
A Man And A Woman
What The World Needs Now Is Love
Music To Watch Girls By
Love Me With All Your Heart
The More I See You
Go Away Little Girl
Canadian Sunset

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sweet Beat - Caterina Valente

We Can Work It Out
Sweet Beat
Caterina Valente
London PS 536

From the back cover: A trait of a great artist is versatility; and Caterina Valente is one of the most versatile performers of our time. Italian, French, Spanish and English are second nature to her, her repertoire of music knows no limit.

We Can Work It Out
You've Got Your Troubles
Music To Watch Girls By
Ol' Man River
San Francisco
Blueberry Hill
Don't Sleep In The Subway
C'est Si Bon
Waterloo Sunset
Terrible Feeling
I Dig Rock And Roll Music
Happy Together

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Dynamic Dimensions - Henri Rene

Punctuated Performance

Dynamic Dimensions
Henri Rene And His Orchestra
Produced By Herman Diaz, Jr.
Stereo Action - The Sound Your Eyes Can Follow
RCA LSA-2396

From the inside sleeve: Not only is this the first Stereo Action album for Henri Rene, but it is also the first Stereo Action project recorded in RCA Victor's newest and most up-to-date recording studio: Studio C in New York City. This is truly a Stereo Action studio in the most literal sense. Certainly, no recording studio in the world can more fully handle the technical needs of RCA's new sound-in-motion recording technique. Right at his finger tips, engineer Bob Simpson has full control of a massive three-track mixing panel, containing twelve microphone inputs that can be switched into any channel of the Ampex 300-3 three channel tape recorders at will. An additional fourth channel is incorporated into the mixing console to handle the unique sound-in-motion, moving pickup of Stereo Action. "C" can accommodate, within its physical environment, any spatial requirement call for by the arranger.

To get every note of Henri Rene's music recorded just as he wanted it, Bob Simpson played the musicians and singers in studio positions for the best stereo effect. RCA 77DX microphones were used for the various percussion instruments, with a 77DX placed on each of the two pianos, two guitars and accordion. Separate Telefunken U47 condenser microphones were used on the reeds and brass as well as for picking up the solo voices. The bass was picked up by an RCA 44BX microphone while an RCA BK5 was used on the regular drums.

My Blue Heaven
Sweet Sue – Just You
Me And My Shadow
Temptation Rag
Manhattan Idyl
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Tea For Two
Dizzy Fingers
Punctuated Performace
Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
Time On My Hands
Swanee River