Search Manic Mark's Blog

Friday, January 5, 2018

Near East Brass - Jerry Fielding

Near East Brass
West Coast Style
Jerry Fielding And His Orchestra
Musical Arrangements: Jerry Fielding
Originated and Produced by Loren Becker, Robert Byrne and Robert Thiele
Art Director: Daniel Pezza
Stereo and Monaural Mastering: George Piros
Command ABC Records
RS 922 SD

From the inside, book fold jacket: Jerry Fielding has poured everything into his arrangements. The music is Greek, Turkish, Iranian and Russian. Composers such as Gliere and Borodinn are represented. Broadway and the film world are here. The exotic stringed instruments are here. The brass is here. When Jerry Fielding puts them all together, a strange and tantalizing new music emerges – and the unusual rhythms seem to swing as readily as the familiar 4/4 beat as East and West are joined on an exciting musical common ground.

Never On Sunday
Pende Patienta
Sailors Dance
Gole Gandom
Illya Darling (From the musical "Illya Darling")
Theme from Zobra The Greek
The Uplifted Veil Of A Downhearted Frail
Baubles, Bangles & Beads (from "Kismet")

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The New World Of Stainless Steel

The New World Of Stainless Steel
Musical Score and Original Sound Track from "The New World Of Stainless Steel"
15 Minutes In Technicolor
An Adventure On Film By Republic Steel
A Wilding Production
RCA L8-OP-5735

No artist credit. Side one features the score, while side two features the score with narration.

Side 1 - Musical Score
Side2 Original Sound Track

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

That Certain Boy - Kathy Linden

That Certain Boy
That Certain Boy
Kathy Linden
Felsted FL 7501

From the back cover: As with all "overnight" successes Kathy Linden, of Burlington, New Jersey, did not burst upon the scene in full bloom, deciding to become a singer the night before she recorded "Billy". She made her theatrical debut 15 years ago when at the age of four she appeared on stage in New Jersey as a ballet dancer, singer, violinist and paints and as such had appeared in many Jersey clubs. A few months ago she was brought to the attention of Joe Leahy who auditioned her and liked what he heard.

Joe Leahy developed the theme of the album: songs about boys, particular boys (Bill, Dave, Harry) and, because Kathy's singing had a quality of intimacy and directness that makes the listener fell she is singing right to him personally, yours truly came up with the title song for the album "That Certain Boy". That's the story. It's a story that's only really just begun, too, because Kathy Linden, a star at 19, is going to add a lot of happy chapters to our saga of popular music. – Steve Allen, July 1958

From Billboard - June 8, 1959: The "Billy" girl from Felsted offers this hit, plus "Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny Oh," "You'd Be Surprised," and a host of tributes to boy friends like "Georgie," "I Love You Dave," "I Like Mike," etc. Ork backings are nicely handled by Joe Leahy. Liner notes are by Steve Allen, one of the gal's admitted fans. On strength of her current singles popularity, this can garner sales and spins.

That Certain Boy
That's What's Wrong With Jimmy
I'm Just Wild About Harry
I Like Mike
Oh Johnny Oh Johnny Oh
Please Don't Tell Joe
Elmer's Tune
Just A Sandy Haired Boy Called Sandy
You'd Be Surprised
I Love You Dave

Was Hoo! - Hoosier Hot Shots

My Blue Heaven
Wha Hoo!
Hoosier Hot Shots
Hoop It Up!
Golden Tone C4060

Also released on TOPS L1541.

My Blue Heaven
Wah Hoo!
Meet Me By The Ice House, Lizzie
Them Hillbillies Are Mountain Williams Now
I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones)
Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)
Mister Sandman

Sunday, December 31, 2017

No Cover No Minimum - Billy Eckstine

Moonlight In Vermont
No Cover No Minimum
Billy Eckstine
Produced by Teddy Reig
Cover Photo: Garret-Howard
Roulette Birdland SR 52052

From Billboard - December 5, 1960: One of the label's Birdland Series, this presents Mr. B. in a night club milieu, with crowd sounds, etc. The material is standard, including "Misty," "That's For Me," "It Might As Well Be Spring," and the Fred Rose oldie "Deed I Do." Eckstine plays some trumpet here, too. He still has a great voice, which his fans will appreciate.

Have A Song On Me
I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
Lady Luck
Lush Life
Without A Song
Moonlight In Vermont
Deed I Do
It Might As Well Be Spring (From the motion picture, "State Fair")
You'll Never Walk Alone (From the production, "Carousel")

Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte - Patti Page

Green Leaves Of Summer
Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Patti Page
Arranged and Conducted by Robert Mersey*
Arranged by Bob Johnston**
Produced by Bob Johnston
Cover Photo: Jack Rael
Columbia CL 2353

Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte*
Try To Remember**
The Green Leaves Of Summer*
Jamaica Farewell*
Croce Di Oro (Cross Of Gold)**
Who's Gonna Shoe My Pretty Little Feet **
Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair *
Longing To Hold You Again **
Danny Boy*
Can't Help Falling In Love**
Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)**