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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Once Upon A Theme - Meg Welles

Dance Of Death
Once Upon A Theme
The Meg Welles Quintet
Arranged and Conducted by Fred Karlin
Produced by Frank Driggs
Cover photo by Lee Friedlander
Columbia Records CS 8689

Personnel: Meg Welles, voice; Fred Karlin, trumpet; Howie Collins, guitar; Dick Wellstood, piano and harpsichord; Leroy Parkins, winds; John Beal, bass; Maurice Mark, percussion and timpani; Everett Gordon, conductor of the Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5

This is a follow-up to another delightful Welles 1962 Columbia release titled Something Else, Songs Of Maids, Knaves and Other Swingers.  Both sets feature the group's engaging conceptual  blend of "Medieval Folk" and modern Jazz sensibilities.

Well May The Keel Row
Night Beat
By The Fountain
Ode To A Gray Flannel Rectangle
Good Day My Heart
Echoes Of Eden
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
He Pressed Me
Hurrah! For The Suffragettes
Fie, Nay, Prithee, John
Dance Of Death

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