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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Still More Genius Of Jankowski

The Shadow Of Your Smile
Still More Genius Of Jankowski
Arranged and Conducted by Horst Jankowski and Bernd Rabe
Produced by Lou Reizner
Mercury Records
SR 61076

From Billboard - March 26, 1966: More keyboard wizardry from the German genius in this delightful program; a potpourri of great international melodies. Top programming and sales results guaranteed.

From the back cover: Horst Jankowski is now occupied with his own radio and TV shows, recording, arranging and composing, that he has been forced to refuse requests to perform and accompany such greats as Benny Goodman and Ella Fitzgerald who have "commanded" his services in the past during their European tours. Jankowski is now a star and recognized as one of the most renowned pianists on the Continent, having come a long way since his first band days with Erwin Lehn, an outstanding German orchestra leader.

Also interesting to note are the honors that have been bestowed on Jankowski here in America. Within six months times, the Bibles of the music business such as Billboard, Cash Box and Record World have acclaimed Jankowski as best Composer, Arranger and Orchestrator. His composition of "A Walk In The Black Forest" has been nominated for the coveted NARAS (National Academy of Records, Arts and Sciences) awards, in not one, but three categories; "Best Instrumental Performance," "Best New Artist" and "Best Instrumental Arrangement."

– Morris L. Diamond

A Taste Of Honey
Violets In March
The Shadow Of Your Smile
Elmer's Tune
Let's Live A Little
Black Forest Holiday
Twilight Time
Danke Danke
Adieu Ciao Ciao Good-Bye
Sir Scotch Whiskey
No Arms Can Ever Hold You
Flowers For A Princess

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Latin Escapade - George Shearing

Old Devil Moon
Latin Escapade
The George Shearing Quintet
Capitol Records T 737

From Billboard - February 23, 1957: This is Shearing in a quite commercial mood – sultry, Latin American tunes, done by the quintet in extremely danceable style. There is a lot of this type of material on LPs, but not too much has the technical quality of Shearing's quintet.

Mambo With Me
Without You
Old Devil Moon
Mi Musica Es Parati
Anitra's Nanigo
Cuban Love Song
Watch Your Step
Poodle Mambo
Canto Karabali
Strange Enchantment

Femme Fatale - Hadda Brooks

Don't You Think I Ought To Know
Femme Fatale
Hadda Brooks
Photography: Todd Walker, Beverly Hills
Crown Records
CLP 5010

From Billboard - April 13, 1957: The most of these have been issued previously as singles during the last 10 years, Hadda Brooks' vocals work is still refreshingly welcome. The hushed tones are all pear-shaped, while the music is quiet and strangely winsome. At the suggested list price of $1.98, the package is a buy and is deserved of being stocked by dealers. "There Is No Greater Love," a big hit years ago, is an excellent demo track

The Thrill Is Gone
Take Me
Please Be Kind
How Do You Speak To An Angel
My Ideal
Don't You Think I Ought To Know
There Is No Greater Love
My Romance
Stolen Love
Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere

Out Of Sight!

Out Of Sight!
Design Records

Paul Revere & The Raiders - Like Charleston
Joe Tex - Wicked Woman
Vic Dana - A Lot Of Lovin'
The J Brothers - Don't Turn My World Upside Down (Written by Lou Reed/Terry Philips/Jerry Vance/Jimmie Sims)
Lou Rawls - Walking (For Miles)
The Hi-Lifes - Soul City
Lou Christie - Close Your Eyes
The Liberty Men - Wonderful World Of Love
Tommy Roe - Foreman
The Beachnuts  - Cycle Annie (Vocals, Guitar – Lou Reed)

Monday, November 13, 2017

You Made Me Love You - Harry James

You Made Me Love You
Harry James
Pickwick International

Tracks are available from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample. Presented here to share the cover.

You Made Me Love You
Sleepy Lagoon
My Silent Love
I've Heard That Song Before
I Cried For You
Music Makers
Sleepytime Gal
James Section

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Melodies Of Love - Wayne King

My Chrysanthemum Flower
Melodies Of Love
Wayne King And His Orchestra
Decca Records DL 8124

From Billboard - May 4, 1955: Record buyers will be given their choice of Wayne King love melodies – plural or singular – this month with RCA Victor bringing out a collector's issue by King titled "Melody Of Love" and this package of new King waxings tagged "Melodies of Love." The chief difference in the two albums is that this one is purely instrumental, a factor which could influence sales in its favor, since the vogue for King-styled music was originally sparked by Billy Vaughn's instrumental version of the oldie. In addition to the title song, this package includes 11 other dreamy instrumentals. An added sales plus for the LP is the photo of a screen beauty on the cover.

Melody Of Love
My Chrysanthemum Flower
My Buddy
Blue House
My Wonderful One
Huguette Waltz
That Naughty Waltz
The Waltz You Save For Me

Rimsky-Korsakoff's Scheherazade - Hamburg Philharmonia Orchestra

First Movement
The Hamburg Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Dr. Franz Schmidt
Library In Sound 9905
A Product Of Hi-Fi Sales Co. - Wilmington, Delaware

I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Pearl Bailey, Rose Murphy, Ivie Anderson

I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Pearl Bailey
Rose Murphy
Ivie Anderson
Grand Prix Series K-423
Pickwick International

Available from online vendors so I will not be posing a sample. Presented here to share a quality scan of the cover.

Rose Murphy
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Honeysuckle Rose

Ivie Anderson
Twice Too Many
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Tall, Dark And Handsome

Pearl Bailey
Solid Gold Cadillac
Hit The Road To Dreamland
That Certian Feeling
I Had A Man

New And Now! - Sue Raney

New And Now!
Sue Raney
Arranged and Conducted by Billy Byers
Produceer: Jack Tracy
Engineer: Jack Hunt
Art Direction: Woody Woodward
Design: Gabor Halmos
Photography: Ivan Naggy
Hair Design: Gus Le Pre
Fashions: The Hole In The Wall, La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif.
Imperial Records/ Liberty Records
LP 12355

From Billboard - September 30, 1967: Miss Raney has herself a groovy album here which makes for very pleasant listening. And with the proper exposure, she could start sparking attention. Mis Raney has a polished, easygoing, but very much alive delivery. Her rendition of "Groovin'" a gem and the other 10 numbers also sparkle.

We'll Be Together Again
I Can Hear The Music
Once Was A Time The Music
I Stayed Too Long At The Fair
Open For Business As Usual
Love Me Tender
Holiday For Strings
Where's The Love
Georgy Girl

12 String Guitar Great Hits - Walter Raim

12 String Guitar Great Hits
Walter Raim
Arrangements by Walter Raim, Bobby Scott and Al Gorgons
Engineer: Ray Fowler
Cover photo: Studio Five
Back cover photo by Norman Vershey
Liberty Records

Musicians participating in this recording:
Walter Raim - 12 String Guitar
Al Gorgoni - 2nd 12 String Guitar
Mr. Bellzouki - Rhythm Guitar
Bobby Scott - Piano, Organ and Celeste
Buddy Saltzman, Gary Chester, Osie Johnson - Drums

From the back cover: Raim is one of the most well-rounded musicians on the music scene today. He is an accomplished instrumentalist, arranger and composer with a great deal of such diverse music experience as playing electric guitar in a dance band, accompanying vocalists in night club and folk singers in concerts, conducting of the Belafonte Singers), writing scores for documentary and industrial films and for TV commercials, teaching various instruments (including trumpet, clarinet, and oboe) in high school, and vast amounts of recording work with many of the top names in the recording world, both folk and popular.
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
Georgia On My Mind
Green, Green
One Note Samba
Don't Think Twice It's All Right
Yellow Bird
Fools Rush In
Some Swinging Bach
Where Have All The Flowers Gone