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Friday, April 28, 2017

Music For Clarinet And Tape - Phillip Rehfeldt

Renascence For Clarinet, Tape Delay System And Pre-Recorded Tape
New Music For Clarinet & Tape
Phillip Rehfeldt, Clarinet
Jonathan Kramer, Mixer
Gene Kimball, Electronics
Album Concept: Abramson Studio
Album Design: Frederick Myers
Grenadilla Records GS-1017

Saucedo: Ran I.X. for Solo Clarinet and Tape (1976)
Horvit: Antiphon II for Solo Clarinet and Tape
Kramer: Renascence fo Clarinet, Tape Delay System and Pre-recorded Tap (1974)

Roger Desormiere

Valse, Op.64, No. 2
Chopin Les Sylphides
Ibert Divertissement
Roger Desormiere
Paris Conservatory Orchestra
A Product Of London Records

From Billboard - December 1, 1958: Nice cover shot of ballerina Alicia Markova enhances jacket of this album. It's a true, ballet-style reading a la the 19th century, with Desomiere offering quiet, graceful and piquant interpretations rather than orchestral flash and brilliance. Altho the conducting is a little careless at times, there's no competition in its price bracket, and disk should pull in coin.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Pedro Flores - Daniel Santos

Daniel Santos
Interpreta: Lo Mejor: de Pedro Flores
Volume 4
Odessa Records Co. - Bronx, N.Y.
Designed and printed by Progressive Label & Litho Co.
Fabricated by Record Albums, Inc.

Diverse Bolero arrangements, excellent orchestral presentation and quality vocal artistry backed by top-notch engineering.

From the back cover: The Odessa Record Company has spared no costs in issuing this long playing record, in which we present to all lovers of Latin Music the best of Pedro Flores: "the best Puerto Rico, and President of the Odessa Records gives us Daniel Santos singing the best Boleros of Pedro Flores; - Querube, Ciego de Amor, Que Culpa Tengo Yo, Si Tu Me Quisieras and other Hits from the Hit Parade of the Americas.

Daniel Santos proves over again that without any question it is "The Voice of All Times" of Puerto Rico, and proof of it is the magnificent interpretation which the restless Puerto Rico Artist gives to the 12 musical jewels. Last among the numbers of this LP record are also the boleros Mi Fracaso and Carmen by our Director and Composer Juan Nibor Matta.

Nunca Sabre
Un Poco Mas
Ciego De Amor
Mi Fracaso
Que Culpa Tengo Yo
Si Tu Me Quisieras

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Cowboy Songs - Slim Clark

Cowboy Songs
Yodeling Slim Clark
Masterseal MS-57

This collection can be had from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample.

A fine set of Slim Clark tunes from budget label, Masterseal. There is no cover notes confirming, but that appears to the Clark holding the guitar in the cover photo.

From the back cover: Considered by many to be the best of the authentic cowboy singers, Slim has won many awards for his delightful voice and currently holds the title "Champion Yodeler of New England." Known throughout New England for his radio and television work, Slim is rapidly becoming a favorite in the United States.

Rye Whiskey
I Miss My Swiss
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Rocky Mountain Yodeler
Yodeling Mad
Stampede The Outlas
Old Chisholm Trail
My Calgary Home
Sweet Betsy From Pike
Just One More Yodel
The Old Rugged Cross
The Cat Came Back

Swingin' At The Cinema - Jonah Jones

Three Coins In The Fountain
Swingin' At The Cinema
The Jonah Jones Quartet
Produced by Dave Cavanaugh
Capitol Records T1083

A sweet set featuring instrumentals with Jonah's trumpet leading the group. Additionally, the set is highlighted by a few fine vocal numbers (example above).

From the back cover: His past albums – Muted Jazz, Swingin' On Broadway, and Jumpin' With Jonah – have made Jonah's the sound that all America swings to.

True Love
A Gal In Calico
Around The World
Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing
Colonel Bogey March
An Affair To Remember
Secret Love
Three Coins In The Fountain
All The Way
Lullaby Of Broadway