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Saturday, January 30, 2016

I Swing For You - Vicky Lane

They Say It's Wonderful
I Swing For You
Vicky Lane
Orchestra Arranged And Conducted By Pete Candoli
RCA Victor LSP-2056

From Billboard - December 28, 1959: Lane is a new singer who could go far on wax. She handles a group of standards with a refreshing, jazz oriented style that is both novel and exciting. And the arrangements behind her by the Pete Candoli Combo are attractive. Selections range from "The Trolly Song" to "They Say It's Wonderful," and every song is a delight to hear. Watch this girl, she has talent.

Band credits: Pete Candoli - trumpet, Barney Kessel - guitar, Joe Mondragon - bass, Jimmy Rowles or Johnny Williams - piano and alternating on drums and the other percussion instruments – never more than four of them appearing at one time: Alvin Stoller, Larry Bunker, Milt Holland, Lou Singer, Ralph Hansell, Johnny Cyr and Gene Estes.

This was Lane's first and only album. She was married to Candoli from 1953 to 1958. She passed away in 1983 at the age of 57.

The Trolley Song
Our Very Own
My Romance
You Hit The Spot
Love Isn't Born
My Heart Stood Still
They Say It's Wonderful
The Song Is You
Long Ago And Far Away
I love You
Right As The Rain
This Heart Of Mine

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Fiesta! - Charles Magnate

Jungle Drums
Charles Magante His Accordion And Orchestra Go South Of The Border
Originated And Produced By Enoch Light
Art Director Charles E. Murphy
Command/ABC (Grand Award Record Co.) RS 869 SD

The quality of the (Command) engineering is promoted on the back cover: The World famous engineering techniques of Command Records which have kept Command the trail-blazing pioneer in the most advanced stages of sound recording.

The LP comes in a single jacket, not the typical Command book-fold. ABC reduced printing costs by producing some single jackets, although I have found other ABC/Command book-folds.

El Cumbanchero
La Paloma
Jungle Drums
Brazilian Nocturne
Ritual Fire Dance
Carmen Opera Medley
Cielito Lindo
A Gay Ranchero