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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Verve Records And Esquire Magazine Sound Tour: France

Place Elegante (Clair de Lune)

Verve Records And Esquire Magazine Sound Tour: France
Impression In Sound Of An American On Tour
Music Arranged and conducted by Kenyon Hopkins
Produced by Creed Taylor
Engineer: Bob Simpson
Engineering Technician: Don Miller
Girl's Voices on Casino: Paulette Girard and Milderd Clinton
Girl's Voice on Au Revoir: Paulette Girard
Sound Pictures: Keene Crockett
Soprano Sax solo on Place Pigalle: Phil Bodner
Alto Sax soloist: Phil Woods
Trumpet soloist: Joe Wilder
Cover Photographs: Louis Renault
For Esquire: Lewis W. Gillenson
Original idea, creation of packaging and project coordination: Harry Anger, Jr.
Verve V/V6-5000

From the inside cover: Kenyon Hopkins is, perhaps best known as a superb composer of music for films. Among the motion pictures for which he has written scores are Baby Doll, The Strange oOne, 12 Angry Men, The Fugitive Kind, Wild River, Wild In The Country and The Hustler. In addition he has composed extensively for TV dramatic programs and for phonograph records. He attended Oberlin College, and was graduate from Temple University with a degree in music. Post-graduate studies were completed at the Contemporary School Of Music in New York City. He lives and works on his Backbone Hill Farm in Clarksburg, New Jersey.

Richard Joseph, Travel Editor of Esquire Magazine since 1946, has been called the most honored of American travel writers. In the past 13 years he has won 16 travel and aviation writing awards, given by Trans World Airlines, the American Society of Travel Agents, and the Pacific Area Travel Association. He was recently named Officier of the French Ordre du Merite Touristique and was awarded the Italian Star of Solidarity for his writings about these countries. He is the author of a syndicated newspaper travel column and a series of travel books, and he has covered travel extensively on television, radio and the lecture circuit.

The "gray" image displayed on the far left of the inside cover scan is a 7 page booklet which is saddle stitch bound (stapled) and glued onto the surface of the inside cover. Featured in this portion of the package is the copy provided by Richard Joseph.

Do not be fooled by the title, this set isn't a "sound effects collection" but a rather an excellent "mood music" concept album.

Train Blue (Sur Le Pont D' Avignon)
Voyage a Bicyclette
Port de Peche
Pays des Bikinis
Scene de Rue
Theatre (Can Can)
Place Pigalle
Au Revoir Paris (Au Clair La Lune)
Cafe Terrasse
Place Elegante (Clair de Lune)
Depart le Havre


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