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Friday, September 4, 2015

La Pollera Colora

Por Tu Amor - Carlos Roman y su Conjunto
Viene El Carvaval - Carlos Roman y su Conjunto
La Pollera Colora
Industrias Fonograficas Discos Tropical - Barranquilla, Colombia

Energetic and creative set featuring several amazing tracks by Calors Roman.

Reeds And Percussion - Featuring The Command All Stars

Reeds And Percussion
The Command All Stars
Originated and Produced by Enoch Light
Associate Producer: Julie Klages
Mastering: George Piros
Recording Chief: Robert Fine
Art Direction: Charles E. Murphy
Cover Art by S. Neil Fujita
Command Records
RS 33-820

Typical early 60s Command light pop set featuring outstanding engineering and playful cover art.

The Command All Stars: Moe Wechsler, Don Lamond, Tony Mottola, Bob Haggart, Ezelle Watson, Wally Kane, Toots Mundello, Al Klink, Stanley Webb, Russ Banzer, Phil Bodner, Romeo Penque and Tom Parshley

She's Funny That Way
I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan
As Time Goes By
I Want To Be Happy
Thou Swell
Stompin At The Savoy

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

One More Sunny Day - Leontine Dupree

You Can Depend On God
One More Sunny Day
Leontine Dupree
Savoy Records

Organ - Larry Roberts
Piano - Louis Ball
Drums - Tony Shelton
Guitar - Willie Rogers
Bass - Rev. Donnie Hardiman
Christ Temple Combined Choir

One More Sunny Day
I'm Saved By What I Believe
I'm Satisfied With Jesus
You Can Depend On God
This Must Be Holly Ground
My Sheep Will Know My Voice
I'm Going To Get Down On My Knees (And Praise The Lord)
The Lord God Giveth, And Taketh Away
Just Pick Up The Phone

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Whole World Is Shakin' That Thing - The Trio

Jungle Blues
The Whole World Is Shakin' That Thing
The Trio
Recorded by Hanf Studios
Recorded live at The University Of Toledo's Music Theatre Building Recital Hall, Wednesday, April 13, 1977
Spittune Records - Toledo, Ohio

Ray Heitger, clarinet, tambourine, slapstick and vocals
Mike Montgomery, piano
Jamie Wright, tuba

From the back cover: Jungle Blues is by Jelly Roll Morton. We listened carefully to Jelly's piano solo version of this tune as recorded by Alan Lomax in 1938 at the Library of Congress. The number is haunting, moreso than most of Morton's music. It's a tune we rehearsed specifically for this album, and the rendition we did at the Recital Hall came out beautifully on the first take. Unfortunately, the tape recorded acted up (as it did on Nobody's Fault) and we had to redo this one in the studio. Even after a five week delay, we still were able to get it in the can the first time.

Shake That Thing
My Gal Sal
Someday Sweetheart
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Railroad Man
Salty Dog
Camp Meeting Blues
Old Fashion Love
Oriental Man
Ho-Hum Housewife Hum-Drum Blues
Jungle Blues

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A Dance Is - Jack Hansen

A Dance Is A Dance Is A Dance
Jack Hensen and His Orchestra
Dance Along Records