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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Unter südlicher Sonne - Jimmy Makulis

Bésame Mucho
Unter südlicher Sonne
Jimmy Makulis
Josef Nielsen und sein Orchester
Fiesta Records Company, Inc. N.Y., N.Y.
FLP 1349

Mexikanische Serenade
La Mer
Bésame Mucho
La Violetera
Traumen Von Der Sudsee
Eine Insel Aus Traumen Geboren
Tintarella Di Luna
Serenata D' Amore
Vaja Con Dios
Torna A Surriento

Friday, September 9, 2016

My Reverie - The Three Suns

My Reverie
The Three Suns
Cover photo by Mitchell Bliss
RCA Victor LPM-1173

Available from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample. Presented here to share the cover art.

The harpist, Marga Hanson, played a big part on this set and is not credited on this reissue of the 1952 10 inch release titled Twilight Moods (RCA LPM-3012). A reason can be found in a 1954 obituary found online. Marga Hanson McKenna died at the age of 24 after an "illness of two months".

The Three Suns invented a rich early 50s small combo sound which was made great on this set by Hanson's session work.

My Reverie
Moon Glow
Smoke Rings
The Legend Of The Glass Mountain
My Silent Love
Moonlight Sonata
April In Paris
Petite Waltz

Thursday, September 8, 2016

A Taste Of Honey & Other Mariachi Hits - The Fantabulous Brass

A Taste Of Honey
A Taste Of Honey & Other Mariachi Hits
As Played By The Fantabulous Brass
Produced by Pete Spargo
Director Of Engineering: Val Valentin
Cover Design: Michael Malta
Cover Photo: Sigred Owen
Metro Records M/MS 575

One of the many budget brass albums released at the time. With only a small studio group to work with, the engineer help fatten the sound by pushing the bass guitar level up on most of these tracks to help fatten the sound. The effect produced a bit of a jazz edge which helped sell the set.

A Taste Of Honey
My Favorite Things
Stranger In Paradise
Baubles Bangles And Beads
Hello Dolly
Lollipops & Roses